In this 2010 Ted Talk, David McCandless provides a great example of transforming data into a story. Here are some of the data topics covered.

  • Billion dollar-o-gram What is money spent on?
  • Global media panic (SARS, Swine flu, asteroids, killer wasps, …), pay attention to the gap
  • What country has the most soldiers (per population)?
  • Nutritional Supplement data
  • And More…

This video is worth the 18 minutes. Enjoy!