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]