In case you missed it: Highlights of day 1 at TEDGlobal 2013: Think Again

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Something special happens when you think again. All it takes is an insightful thought and — all of a sudden — your brain does a backflip and you see faulty assumptions underlying what you’d always taken to be true. The first day of mainstage talks at TEDGlobal 2013 brought so many of these paradigm-shifting moments — and many more that just happened to be a lot of fun. Below, some highlights of the day.

  1. John Kenny plays the carynx. John Kenney is best known for playing the trombone. So when he stepped on the TED stage wielding a carynx — an ancient Celtic horn with a bell shaped like a boar’s head — our jaws collectively dropped. As he played, the boar’s tongue wagged, producing an unearthly wail that evoked an ancient, misty moor. Read more about the talk »
  2. George Papandreou speaks amid protests. As former…

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