200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes (Hat Tip: Donald Marron)

Donald Marron posted this video from BBC on his blog the other day; apparently it is part of a BBC program offering called “The Joy of Stats”.  Hans Rosling, who is Professor of International Health at Karolinska Institute and Director of the Gapminder Foundation, provides a very remarkable presentation, showing in less than 5 minutes how wealth and life expectancy have changed over the course of the past 200 years for 200 countries!