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He’s the most isolated man in the world:

He’s an Indian, and Brazilian officials have concluded that he’s the last survivor of an uncontacted tribe. They first became aware of his existence nearly 15 years ago and for a decade launched numerous expeditions to track him, to ensure his safety, and to try to establish peaceful contact with him. In 2007, with ranching and logging closing in quickly on all sides, government officials declared a 31-square-mile area around him off-limits to trespassing and development.
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It’s meant to be a safe zone. He’s still in there. Alone.

How does he live?

He eats mostly wild game, which he either hunts with his bow-and-arrow or traps in spiked-bottom pitfalls. He grows a few crops around his huts, including corn and manioc, and often collects honey from hives that stingless bees construct in the hollows of tree trunks. Some of the markings he makes on trees have suggested to indigenous experts that he maintains a spiritual life, which they’ve speculated might help him survive the psychological of being, to a certain extent, the last man standing in a world of one.

Meanwhile, back in America, most people think that a landline phone, a clothes dryer, and air conditioning are necessities of life.

We will not soon be stalking elk through the damp canyon forests around the ruins of Rockefeller Center.

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Written by geek

21/08/2010 at 1:32 am

Posted in interesting

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