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Bill Gates Unleashes Live Mosquitoes on Gathering of Tech Elite

Bill Gates Unleases Mosquitoes on Tech Elite
Now that he no longer needs to worry about running Microsoft on a day to day basis, Bill Gates has lost his mind.

After taking the stage at the TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference, the former CEO of Microsoft declared, "Not only poor people should experience this," and let loose a swarm of mosquitoes on the crowd. It almost (but only almost) makes sense when you realize that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has spent millions of dollars and immeasurable amounts of man-hours to end malaria.

The completely out of character antics quickly made their way around the Internet thanks to Twitter. The tech elite on hand, such as Dave Morin, manager of Facebook; Ev Williams, CEO of Twitter; and eBay founder Pierre Omidyar all reported the swarm as it was unfolding.
Omidyar won our hearts, though, by announcing to his Twitter-reading public, "That's it, I'm not sitting up front anymore," following Gates' outburst.

We hope we haven't seen the last of this new 'Dennis the Menace'-like side of Bill. We're hoping for packs of wild dogs at the upcoming Mobile World Congress. [From: Twitter, Via: Gawker]

Bill Gates at Microsoft -- a Look Back

    Posing for Teen Beat Magazine Back in 1983

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    At the launch of Windows 95

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    Introducing Windows 98 in 1998

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    Pie in the face in 1998

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    Unveiling Windows XP in 2001

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    At the World Economic Forum in 2008

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