Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft and one of the richest people in the world, actually knows that Manitoba exists!

A recent post on his environmental blog, The Gates Notes, mentions Vaclav Smil, a distinguished professor at the University of Manitoba. Smil is the author of more than 25 books and 3 of those books have caught the eye of the multi-billionaire.

Read his blog post here.

A video of Vaclav Smil here.

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