You totally have to check out these videos. They are both of Hans Rosling, a Swedish professor and global health expert. Not only does he present very compelling statistics (yes, statistics can be compelling!), but he show them off using super cool software that really lets you visualize and engage with the data. As a visual learner, this kind of thing is right up my alley. Oh yes, and he’s freaking hilarious. Plus, you won’t believe what he does at the end of the second video!
And this is his 2007 TED talk:
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After watching Hans, you’ll believe that the “seemingly impossible IS possible”!