NHS tops list of the coolest things in the world

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  • The nation’s NHS has topped a list of the coolest things in the world.

    This story is part of our Good News series – bringing you positive headlines every day to spread positivity during difficult times.

    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.

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    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.

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    Actor and DJ Idris Elba was a popular choice on the list (Credit: Getty)

    “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, who has raised millions for the NHS just days before his 100th birthday.

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    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.

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    Voters were torn over whether singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran was cool or not (Credit: Getty)

    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

    1. The NHS
    2. Space travel
    3. Concorde
    4. iPhones
    5. Astronauts
    6. Vinyl records
    7. James Bond
    8. Volcanoes
    9. Artificial intelligence
    10. E-Type Jag
    11. Bullet Train
    12. Music festivals
    13. Dinosaurs
    14. Driving a convertible car
    15. Lamborghinis
    16. Barack Obama
    17. Video games
    18. Helicopters
    19. Fireworks
    20. Being able to do a backflip
    21. Steve McQueen
    22. Robots
    23. Levi’s jeans
    24. Headphones
    25. Trainers
    26. Leather jackets
    27. Huskies
    28. Idris Elba
    29. Scoring an overhead kick
    30. Record stores
    31. Tom Hardy
    32. Elvis
    33. James Dean
    34. Lasers
    35. The Fonz
    36. Motorbikes
    37. F1 drivers
    38. Instagram
    39. Aviator shades
    40. Staying up late
    41. Ray-Ban Wayfarers
    42. ‘Indie’ shops
    43. The Tesla Cybertruck
    44. Skateboards
    45. Chewing gum
    46. TikTok
    47. Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively
    48. The Ivy
    49. Tom Ford glasses
    50. Co-ord outfits

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