TIL 75% of babies born prematurely die from hypothermia in the developing world. The incubators sold in Western countries cost up to $20,000 and require electricity. Embrace is a nonprofit that created a baby incubator that costs only $200 and works without electricity.
TIL that the US government rejected several mobile hospitals, water treatment plants, 1 million barrels of oil, canned food, bottled water, 1500 doctors and 26.4 metric tons of medicine from Cuba and Venezuela for the people of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina
TIL: That on 9/11, after the first plane hit the North Tower of the WTC, people in the South Tower wanted to leave but were advised by a announcement to stay at their desks. Some of those who tried to leave anyway were turned back by security in the building before the exits. 1,120 died.