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Stat Candy

A new site by the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development presents statistics in an animated and interactive fashion. Similarly, Gapminder features eye-catching data images that capture everything from the quality of teeth of a country’s citizens to how much oil a country has. After viewing this data candy from, the BBC’s Michael Blastland wonders: is there a point at which sexy design overwhelms the usefulness of the data? [%comments]