Thursday, May 11, 2006

Any guesses?

Can you guess who this guy is?

"From the dawn of our species, Man has been blessed with curiosity. Our most precious gift, without exception, is the desire to know more—to look beyond what is accepted as the truth and to imagine what is possible." — His Address to the United Nations Security Council, 1967.

He is the enigmatic leader of the ___ Foundation. Little is known about him, but it is known that he is or was a Danish weapons conveyer. "Driven by a need for privacy and a deep-seated sense of humility, he has released few details of his personal life to the public. He first made his mark during the Second World War, providing munitions to various resistance movements around Europe. After the War, he became the leading purveyor of high-technology armaments for NATO. After decades of keeping the world safe through the development of sophisticated weapons systems, he turned his attention to critical areas of science and technology - always searching for new ways to improve the human experience, and create a brighter future for all humanity." It is unknown whether or not he is still in charge of the foundation.

Active projects

A number of "active projects" of the Foundation are listed on their revised website.

  • Mathematical Forecasting Initiative: Weather, disease, species extinction, and population support are listed as examples.
  • World Wellness and Prevention Development Program: "A far-reaching educational initiative designed to teach the basics of sanitation, nutrition, and disease prevention to the world."
  • Mental Health Appeal
  • Electromagnetic Research Initiative: Division studying electromagnetics.
  • Institute of Genomic Advancement: Working towards the eradication of disease and birth defects, via understanding of the human genome; a eugenics project
  • Life Extension Project: Works on gene therapies, and the "development of young minds".
  • Joop The Orangutan: The Foundation owns Joop, a 105-year-old orangutan, who celebrated this birthday on September 21st, 2005. Joop was "harvested" by British explorers in the 1900s, and is housed in Copenhagen, Denmark. You can "send a message to Joop" on its website, and view the orangutan on its webcam. The orangutan never moves, however the faux-webcam "updates" regularly

If you can find out who is reffered to here, you are a TRUE fan!!

Clue: Fiction!!


Ishwar said...

Hulk Hogan?

Dude, c'mon... it can't get easier...(the "fictional" part :| ) - Bruce Wayne, Wayne foundation.

Epiphany said...

@ Ishwar... NAH DUDE! U couldn't be more wrong...when did bruce wayne address the UN?

Ishwar said...

Professor Xavier - X-men?

Epiphany said...

@ Ishwar....nah dude...ok, it's based on a current TV series....about a plane crash....LOTS of info on wiki :)

lost_tailies said...

Alvar Hanso ;)

Epiphany said...

@ Lost...
Yup...great goin :)