Today on Planet 100: Flooding Tops Tsunami (Video)
Today, on Planet 100, the United Nations announces that the scale of devastation caused by floods in Pakistan has eclipsed that of the 2004 tsunami, Damien Somerset takes the X Racer for a spin, and a gorilla at the San Francisco Zoo plays Nintendo.Flooding Tops Tsunami
On Monday, the UN said that scale of devastation caused by the Pakistani floods have eclipsed that of the 2004 tsunami.
A spokesman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said the 13.8 million affected outstripped the more than three million hit by the 2005 Pakistani earthquake, five million in the 2004 tsunami and the three million affected by the Haiti earthquake in January this year.
The United Nations estimates that 1,600 people have died in Pakistan's floods that up to 500,000 people are homeless.
Nintendo received some priceless publicity thanks to a curious gorilla at the San Francisco Zoo. Bawang quickly snatched up a device after a boy dropped it in her cage last week. While the gorilla was amused by the machine, she eventually traded it in for an apple.