Hans Rosling is one of the most remarkable people on the face of the Earth – even the most educated, well traveled and insightful have their perspectives shifted by Rosling. A professor of global health at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, a member of Time’s most influential 100 people, as well as an accomplished sword swallower, he currently focuses on dispelling myths and preconceived beliefs about the world – be it the West, Africa, or the developing economies. But what makes him even more special is not only the quality and insight of the data he presents, but also the unique way he presents it – I guarantee it, you’ve never seen anything presented like this. Here are just a couple of his TED talks, for the full list, click here.

Stats that reshape your worldview

Global population growth, box by box