Defeat Myths, Become Legend

Hans Rosling spent his adult life turning facts into useful information, fighting to dispel myths in order that we may act according to reality and do real good. Hans Rosling passed away earlier this year. His efforts have been heroic in scope; to remember and learn from him is the only fitting memorial.

Myth: The world is getting worse.

Statistics affect our view of the world, which affects how we behave in the world; bad statistics are like monsters: zombies, basilisks, trolls and the like – destroying rather than creating. A man who is known for slaying those monsters with grand style, Hans Rosling has become legend.



Zombie GoldFISH statiSTICKS

Zombie statistics are demonstrably false facts that enter into our social consciousness – eat our brains – and won’t die. About two years ago a misleading report was released stating the average person now has an attention span shorter than that of a goldfish; 8 seconds. Recently; BBC’s More or Less spoke to experts to put down this zombie statistic once again.


Zombie statistics:



Possibly the ‘patient zero’ article that began the infection:



Jimmy was infected early and passed it on to millions:

Today, the infection is going strong:

A bullet to the head for this Zombie:

Hopefully, this is one Zombie FISH STICK we don’t eat whole.