This is fascinating:
You might have to watch this twice since it moves pretty fast. OTOH, you might want to watch it two or three times simply because it's marvelously entertaining AND informative. Here's a brief excerpt from the explanation accompanying Mr. Rosling's video, as posted on YouTube:
In this spectacular section of 'The Joy of Stats' he tells the story of the world in 200 countries over 200 years using 120,000 numbers - in just four minutes. Plotting life expectancy against income for every country since 1810, Hans shows how the world we live in is radically different from the world most of us imagine.I particularly like Mr. Rosling's hopeful and optimistic closing remarks. I'm hearing way too much doom and gloom of late; this is refreshing.
Since we're in a hopeful and optimistic mood... isn't this well-done?
I haven't seen this ad on my teevee and more's the pity. I REALLY like it.