NationMaster is another new feed I've added, done via a Google gadget.
The site says that iIt's "To promote education and understanding about the world" — but it was inspired by the CIA Factbook.
A very sophisticated and quite usable database, about every country. An encyclopedia section (which is WikiPedia) and a forum, plus comments on each page, which with the scant criticism:
It briefly had a category on sex, which compared sexual behaviors by country, based on poll responses, but this was quickly removed.suggests it's kosher + quite useful..
Scatterplot: Democracy > Female parliamentarians vs Food > Coffee consumption: