I have just finished reading Csikszentmihalyi's Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of discovery and invention. Expect a full review soon, but around the same time as I was reading Csik... discussing how poverty reduced the amount of psychic energy you had to spare on creativity, I also saw news of a blog of, well, interesting Indian jury-rigged devices and ideas. Here are some:
While traveling in India, 22 years ago, I read an issue of the India Times and it included an ad, perhaps for cigarettes, but showing an Indian Yuppie couple reading and laughing at "101 Polish Jokes". Some ethnic groups just can't win.