The Friday Fillip

Today I offer simply a video that is one of the quickest 4 minutes and 48 seconds you’ll likely experience. Statistician Hans Rosing, whom we’ve talked about before on Slaw, takes 200 countries on a dynamic and audacious gallop across 200 years, to show us how the world’s health and wealth have changed. He is, as usual, engaging, enthusiastic, and informative. And I really like his accent.

Watch it below, or on YouTube in somewhat less constrained dimensions.


  1. Pretty Neat Huh?

  2. Yeah, I love his “Pretty Neat Huh?”. Plotting of over 100,000 numbers entitles him to say that, too.