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Fascinating headline, slightly less fascinating story, though it still will probably be pretty neat:

BBC, Geldof to catalogue all human existence

Irish rocker and Live Aid founder Bob Geldof is to team up with the British Broadcasting Corporation on a project to digitally catalogue all known human existence…. 

The London-based public service broadcaster, its commercial arm BBC Worldwide and Geldof's Ten Alps media group are to collaborate on the "Dictionary of Man".

In a statement, the BBC said the scale and ambition of the anthropological project, which will have an accompanying television series "The Human Planet", was "unprecedented".

It would use every available medium to create the "largest ever living record" of films, photographs, anthropological histories, philosophies, theologies, economies, language, art as well as people's personal stories.