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Sir Bob plans huge record of humanity

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Sir Bob Geldof has launched a project to record the life of the human race.

The musician and campaigner has begun a three year project, titled the Dictionary of Man, to “trace every society” on the planet.

The first element will be a website where anyone can post their pictures, art, music, films and stories related to their lives.

A BBC show will also be made from the material - an eight-part series called The Human Planet, as a spin-off from Planet Earth.

Sir Bob will also create a set of huge encyclopedia-style books which have been compared to creating a 21st century Domesday Book.

“It will be like the Encyclopedia Humanica," he told The Sun. “An A to Z of humanity that everyone on earth can get involved in.”

A central part of the project is recording the existence of tribes across the world. Sir Bob hopes it will protect languages that are being lost.

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