Want to understand how various countries of the world have gotten richer and healthier? Or how about seeing how China's CO2 emisions have grown as the country has gotten richer? Without having to read?
You're in luck. The use of animated statistics give us a fascinating moving view of what has happened in the world over the past decades. I highly recommend this video and many more at gapminder.org. And if you really don't like statistics, he also swallows a sword.