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Donate to the Charles Darwin Foundation

If you’re in the sciency mood on Giving Tuesday, here’s a good cause: The Charles Darwin Foundation. I suspect they’d be glad to hear from you any day, though. The center may close down due to lack of funds (details). Please spread the word, especially to evolved millionaires.

Charles Darwin in a Santa hat

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WHYY pledge buttons

I’ve already pledged, but wondered whether my friends at WHYY might need some printable “I pledged” buttons. So many people are closet pledgers, I suspect, so showing a little love in public places might be another way to get the word out during pledge week(s). If you’re a public radio fan in the listening area, give it a try. Here’s the PDF. (And here’s how to become a member.)

WHYY-pledged-buttons

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I donated

Just a silly little graphic I made for a friend coordinating a blood drive … with the idea that a sticker might be made for donors:

buzz-for-blood-drive

I also wrote a silly little blurb, though I’m sure the math could be improved upon:

“Some people might be hesitant to donate blood if they haven’t done it before, so I just wanted to remind everyone that they have, indeed, donated blood before: to mosquitoes. A typical mosquito (always a female, by the way) flies away with 0.001994 mL per meal, at least according to an article from 1937 on blood loss in horses.  Not so much, perhaps, but it adds up when her friends find you, too, and they do.  So you’ll donate a pint of blood after being visited by 237,212 of the little beasties.  Much easier to just sign up and be done with it in 10 minutes.  And it won’t itch when you are done!”

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