Take a look at these statistical comparisons of the GDPs of states and provinces in the United States and China, respectively, in comparison with other nations around the world. They demonstrate rather effectively just how huge the economic might of these two countries is.
And now, to put into context the costs of some of the greatest international issues we’ve experienced over the past decade or so, here’s a short video by InformationIsBeautiful:
On a slightly cheerier note, the new Winnie the Pooh film is coming out this summer. My friend Brough is a huge fan and apparently cried real tears (of happiness, I hope) when she saw this:
The song (Somewhere Only We Know by Keane) goes perfectly with the visual and I think the ad has the desired effect: to make us wish we could be young again, just for a little while, and that seeing this film is the way to go about it.