Monkeys With Lego – Hall Of Fame

This page is dedicated to monkeys with lego that need to be mentioned. I realised I don’t have this page and I should. Use the feedback form at the bottom of this page to nominate anyone you’d like to see here.

  1. William Kamkwamba, Malawian village of Masitala, Africa. At age 14 he quit school as his farming parents could not afford the £50 per year fee’s. After droughts in 2002 killed thousands and his family faced starvation themselves, he built his own windmill from junk to make electricity and pump water – after coming across a book with a picture of a windmill in it, his first prototype turned into the real thing. He quotes “Many, including my mother, thought I was going crazy – people thought I was smoking marijuana”. That ended the day he climbed his tower and attached a car bulb. Read the full article about ‘Malawi Windmill Boy’ in a BBC article here. What the 2009 article will not tell you is 12 years later after his first windmill, he received his 4-year Ivy Leave Degree in the US for Environmental Studies with a Minor in Engineering. Sounds like that Monkey has bigger windmills planned!
  2. Royal Raymond Rife.

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