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Watch global health professor Hans Rosling of the University of Karolinska, Sweden, (also an accomplished sword-swallower!) demolish most of the closely held myths of the so-called “developing world” in this extraordinary 20-minute presentation at the Monterey meet in California.

“The developing world is no longer worlds away from the west. In fact, most of the third world is on the same trajectory toward health and prosperity, and many countries are moving twice as fast as the west did.”

Watch the video here: TED: Ideas worth sharing