The nation’s NHS has topped a list of the coolest things in the world.
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A poll of 2,000 adults also saw iPhones, astronauts, and vinyl records ranked as some of most awesome things to have been created.
Artificial intelligence and volcanoes also captured the imagination of respondents, along with the E-Type Jaguar, Bullet train and dinosaurs.
And when it comes to the coolest people, James Bond was the top choice, despite being a fictional character.
He featured higher in the list than former US president Barack Obama, heart throb Tom Hardy, icon Steve McQueen and all-round smoothie, Idris Elba.
A spokesman from Andrews Air Conditioning Hire, which commissioned the research, said, “It’s certainly the ‘coolest’ top 50 we’ve ever seen.
“It’s nice to take a moment to stop and celebrate all of the best things in the world, particularly at the moment.
“While not everyone might consider themselves cool, there are so many interesting things and amazing people who remind you just how lucky we are – with the NHS a worthy winner.”
It seems that 25 is considered the coolest age, but you lose it by the time you get to 35.
Despite this, 67 per cent of those polled agreed you can still be cool over the age of 70, as shown by the popularity of Colonel Tom Moore (opens in new tab), who has raised millions for the NHS just days before his 100th birthday.
It also emerged the nation is divided when it comes to Ed Sheeran, as while a third consider him to be cool - 56 per cent disagree.
Being rich doesn’t give you automatic ‘cool’ status either – with 64 per cent actually believing the opposite to be true.
Instead, having an air of confidence and not caring what people think about them is what gives people the edge in the cool stakes - as well as independence.
Not trying to impress others, being positive and having great stories to tell are other things that make people cool, according to the research carried out via OnePoll.
When asked if Brits are cooler than those across the pond in the US, 31 per cent think the nation trumps America - though 35 per cent think we're on a par.
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It also emerged that the swinging 60’s is considered to be the coolest decade by a quarter of respondents, with the 1980's in second.
Wondering if any of your likes are considered to be cool? These are the things considered to be the coolest things in the world…
Top 50 Of The Coolest Things In The World
- The NHS
- Space travel
- Vinyl records
- James Bond
- Artificial intelligence
- E-Type Jag
- Bullet Train
- Music festivals
- Driving a convertible car
- Barack Obama
- Video games
- Being able to do a backflip
- Steve McQueen
- Levi’s jeans
- Leather jackets
- Idris Elba
- Scoring an overhead kick
- Record stores
- Tom Hardy
- James Dean
- The Fonz
- F1 drivers
- Aviator shades
- Staying up late
- Ray-Ban Wayfarers
- 'Indie' shops
- The Tesla Cybertruck
- Chewing gum
- Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively
- The Ivy
- Tom Ford glasses
- Co-ord outfits
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