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:
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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I know you’ve all made elaborate plans to celebrate Lincoln’s birthday tonight, but don’t forget to toast Charles Darwin, who shares the birth date but never gets onto the February 12th spot on wall calendars, even when they are published by natural history museums (shame on them). If you want to make some stickers to honor the chap, please visit my Charles Darwin Has A Posse page.
Just in case you’re a fan of “Charles Darwin Has A Posse” stickers but prefer a different language, I have 12 more for you. Some might need further edits so if you are a native speaker, drop me a line about how I should change wording. Posted today because it’s Darwin Day on February 12th. If you need an image for you upcoming blog post, please feel free to embed. Original version here, where you can download a free sheet for making stickers in the privacy of your own home.
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