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200 countries, 200 years, 4 minutes

Hans Rosling presents a remarkably accessible video that lasts less than five minutes but uses 120,000 numbers to explore two centuries of economic history.

By Guest blogger / December 6, 2010

Look at the world from a new perspective: not through a giant space telescope, but via dancing data points in a new video from the BBC. Economist Hans Rosling uses an animated graph to show changes in wealth and life expectancy over time.

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Courtesy of the BBC. here’s the newest version of Hans Rosling’s famous presentation on economic growth and life expectancy. Keep an eye out for the moments in history when life expectancy plummets.

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