It's been almost 250 years since Beethoven was born in 1770, and as his big two-five-oh birthday rolls around, his birthplace of Bonn is planning a big, big party—including a $90 million concert hall in which to throw it.
Initially, access to water defined where humanity could grow and develop. But now the opposite is true, and we're the ones directing the future of our global water system. Watching that transition unfold is as sobering as it is stunning.
In Bonn, Germany, where prostitution is legal, hookers pay a "prostitution tax" to a ticket machine in order to have sex for monies. The fee is 6 euros (or $8.65) and shoots out a receipt to make the occupation official.