From the same site that scared us witless with visualisations of just how large the BP oil spill really is, comes the country comparison tool. Choose two countries – say, the US and Germany, and see all sorts of differences.
It’s not just life expectancy; the amount of money spent on healthcare or chances of dying in infancy. For every country – and developer Andy Linter has added heaps – there’s details on how much more (or less) electricity you’d use, along with oil… and crucially, how much more free time you’d have. After a brief play around with the site, I was pretty shocked by some of the findings – and have obviously packed my bags and booked a flight to the Faroe Islands in the meantime. [IfItWereMyHome via Reddit]