Some thing I thought interesting, in adaptability: Would you live in a bamboo house that was built on stilts? Would you go grocery shopping in a boat that was carved from a huge tree trunk? That’s exactly what the people from the African town of Ganvie do every day. Ganvie, which means “we survived,” is a sustainable town located along Lake Nokoué in Africa. It was settled by the Tofinu people over 400 years ago. The town was built above water because the Tofinu people believed that their enemy, the Dom-Homey tribe, was afraid of a water demon. Although it’s not a traditional earthbound town, it is a beautiful example of how people learn to adapt to their natural environment. see more here; http://greenopolis.com/goblog/green-groove/entire-african-town-built-stilts.