Hans Rosling's 200 countries, 200 years, 4 minutes
When statistics go stale, Hans Rosling finds a way to make them sing.
So, I'm certain Rosling couldn't resist participating in the operatic ode to the "glorious nerdiness of statistics": 'The Joy of Stats.'
"I kid you not, statistics is now the sexiest subject on the planet."
'The Joy of Stats' is a BBC production in which the effervescent Rosling explains that statistics allow us to "make sense of the world and harness the data deluge to serve us rather than drown in its confusion." In the clip below, he tells the story of 200 countries in 200 years using augmented reality animation. Using 120,00 data points, Rosling plots life expectancy against income for every country since 1810. Check it out.
[H/T Alex Beyard]