The good folks at Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Mosaic by the Wellcome Trust have created the funnest new tool for everyone interested in global health: Global Health Check.
Just pop in the year of your birth (or someone else’s) and dive deep into the well-crafted data visualizations. Learn facts like how much global life expectancy has increased during your lifetime. (Bummer: It only computes years of life added since 1960; they must have drawn the line on reliable data there.)
Other interesting facts:
- Baby Boomers have witnessed a boost in average life expectancy from 52 to 72 years.
- Gen X has been alive for more than 30 lifesaving medical discoveries, including MMR vaccine and the insulin pump.
Our personal favorite segment: “Which disease outbreaks have happened in your life? And how do they compare with other global tragedies?
It’s definitely SFW. Just tell your boss you’re doing research.