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Hans Rosling: Debunking Third-World Myths with the Best Stats You've Ever Seen: TED 2006 Video

Hans Rosling presents...

A presentation on public health, by all expectations, should be boring. This is a problem, since one of the greatest challenges the developing world faces is the lack (or poor use) of development statistics by those who want to help.

In this presentation, Hans Rosling uses lively narration and vivid animation to challenge the West's preconceptions about poverty. Asian countries, as colorful bubbles, float across the grid -- toward better national health and wealth. Animated bell curves representing national income distribution squish and flatten. In Rosling's hands, global trends -- life expectancy, child mortality, poverty rates -- become clear, intuitive and even playful.