Global life expectancy has now overtaken the biblical span for the first time, up by five years since 2000, (WHO figures). Global average now 71.4 years
An online poll you can really get behind: ‘Are the royal family shape-shifting lizards? (67% currently say yes) [h/t Charlie Beckett]
The limitations of Big Data – excellent from Tim Harford
ODI has a good four page backgrounder for this week’s World Humanitarian Summit. Or you can just take the Guardian quiz.
Props to IDS for making its Journal full Open Access, including a nearly 50 year back catalogue. You next ODI/Development Policy Review?
Girls are on the move. Another powerful Plan International video from my sister-in-law, Mary Matheson