When I was in Guatemala last March I saw a child drink from a broken shard of pottery he found on the ground that was full of murky rainwater. Even after holding my mouth shut tightly in the shower, not taking ice cubes in my drinks and only brushing my teeth with bottled water, I got sick for an entire week after the trip. Contrary to popular belief, you do not become resistant to bad water. Even the people who live in Mexico still get Montezuma's revenge, constantly.
And now there is the LifeStraw. It is a device made by a Danish man that filters the bacteria out of any water source as the user drinks through it. They cost $3.50 a peice. I don't know about you, but I just found something worth donating my money to.
P.S. Has anyone heard any press on the Global Night Commute?