Outside the Box

Problem-solving in the developing world can require some real flexibility. And as problems get thornier, the best solutions have to be a little more creative. From bomb-sniffing rats to a multicultural skate park, watch two stories about fresh ideas for old problems - ideas that toss convention out the window.
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A strange sight appears amidst the violence and poverty of Kabul: girls and boys gliding through the war-torn city on flat boards with wheels on the bottom, their shoes seemingly glued to the surface. But even more unusual than the sight of Afghan teenage skateboarders is the expression on their faces. They're smiling.

After decades of civil war, and years of work clearing up after it, Mozambique is slowly moving towards being declared free of land mines. All thanks to man's unlikely new best friend: the rat.


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