Well, I've probably forwarded this video to a dozen people now, so I should probably just post it. It's all text, all statistics. They get more mind-blowing as the video progresses.
A few excerpts:
- The 25% of the population in China with the highest IQs is greater than the total population of North America. In India, it's the top 28%. Translation for teachers: they have more honors kids than we have kids.
- The number of text messages sent and received every day is greater than the population of the planet.
- It is estimated that a weeks worth of New York Times contains more information than a person was likely to come across in a lifetime in the 18th century.
It's 6 minutes and 5 seconds well spent, I promise.