Britain’s health service uses long Twitter thread to explain why it needs more black people to donate blood

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The NHS, Britain’s national health service, has launched into a long Twitter thread to explain why it’s calling for more black people to donate blood. 

Using celebrity GIFs and millennial slang, the Blood and Transplant social media team seemed to be trying to preemptively fend off possible allegations of racism while explaining that blood groups are more or less common in different ethnic groups: 

People from Black African and Black Caribbean ethnic backgrounds are also more likely to have the rare subgroup called Ro — about “ten times more likely than a white person,” the NHS saidRead more…

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Chris Evans’ dog has the voice of an angel, a very good angel

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Chris Evans’ dog Dodger has stolen our hearts plenty of times before, but now it turns out he can do so through the power of song.

On Tuesday, the Captain America star posted a video of Dodger with his little toy lion, which plays ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’ if pressed. Just watch what happens next.

This is Dodger’s stuffed lion. He loves it. He brings it everywhere. If you press it’s paw, it sings. Today, Dodger decided to join inpic.twitter.com/CuH53VNVtF

— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) November 7, 2017

Okay, so that’s only the sweetest thing ever. The internet is in agreement on that point.  Read more…

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Jimmy Kimmel tricks people into thinking the iPhone 4 is the iPhone X

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“Revolutionary,” “different,” “futuristic” — these were all words used to describe the iPhone… 4.

On Tuesday night Jimmy Kimmel Live took to the street to ask people about their first impressions of the new iPhone X. The only catch — they didn’t give them an iPhone X, they gave them an iPhone 4 instead.

Almost everyone interviewed was hoodwinked, with a lot of people saying they liked how small and compact the new model was.

Well there you have it Apple, just go back to the iPhone 4 and we’ll all be happy. Read more…

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Researchers discover aluminum foil actually does improve your wireless speed

 Researchers at Dartmouth University have found that a 3D printed shape covered in aluminum foil can improve wireless range and increase Wi-Fi security. The project, which appeared on Eurekalert, involves placing a reflector on and around a Wi-Fi router’s antennae to shape the beam, increasing range and preventing it from passing through to unwanted spaces. “With a simple investment… Read More

Man gets arrested after he dresses up as ‘suicide bomber’ for Halloween

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One man’s ill-advised Halloween outfit idea has landed him in trouble with the authorities in Malaysia.

Police said they arrested the unnamed man on Tuesday, after a startled resident ran into the man in an apartment building’s elevator, while the latter was dressed as a “suicide bomber.”

His outfit, which he claimed was for a Halloween party, included a chequered head dress, a fake beard, and a mock “bomb” made of cardboard, wires and empty water bottles.

Apartment residents panic after seeing man in suicide bomber costumehttps://t.co/dmm9moQKaG pic.twitter.com/d3VMZrsNto

— The Star (@staronline) November 7, 2017 Read more…

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Revolut is applying for a European banking license to become a true bank

 It’s hard to believe that fintech startup Revolut still doesn’t have a proper banking license. Many users will tell you that Revolut’s electronic wallets already feel like traditional bank accounts with an IBAN and a payment card. But the startup is finally applying for a proper banking license in Lithuania. This process is going to take a few months — the startup… Read More

This ‘Harry Potter’ sock advent calendar could free 24 house elves this Christmas

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Free a house elf every day this Christmas, with this Harry Potter advent calendar filled with socks.

Perfect for wrenching poor ol’ Dobby from the Malfoys, Target’s new festive calendar contains 12 pairs of Harry Potter themed socks — that’s 24 freed house elves, people.

It’s going for $15 in Target’s online store, pretty decent for 12 pairs of socks. They feature design references to the Marauder’s Map, quidditch and the Deathly Hallows. 

Look at those socks, they’re cuter than a niffler (nah, nothing is cuter than a niffler). Read more…

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