SPOT Global Phone: Satellite Phone for outdoor use: just 7 ounces, 5 inches tall. $499. Voice communication, text messaging, voicemail, & worldwide 911 emergency calling via the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center. (You dial 9-1-1 to connect to a rescue center that can coordinate help in your current locale.) Optional data kit connects it to a computer, letting you get online to check and respond to emails, upload photos, or post to Facebook from deep in the wilderness.
Lists of chores kids at every age can do to help out - especially like the suggestions for the 2+ ages
Book Burning Memorial - In the center of Bebelplatz, Berlin, a glass window showing rows and rows of empty bookshelves. The memorial commemorates the night in 1933 when 20,000 "anti-German" books were burned. There's a plaque nearby that says "Where they burn books, they will also burn humans in the end."