5 Things That Happened Last Week You Probably Didn’t Need To Know About

#nomakeupselfie Raises Over £2m for Cancer Research

Social networks have been flooded this week with #nomakeupselfies, think of them as Neknominations meet selfies, meet charity.

Cancer Research UK have revealed that the selfies have so far raised over £2 million and counting. It’s not too late to get in on the action too. Text BEAT to 70099, you’ll be charged £3 plus your standard network rate with at least £2.95 going to charity. Don’t forget to Gift Aid your donation if you’re a UK taxpayer.

Image: Facebook // Cancer Research UK

Pitbull Predicted The Malaysia Airlines MH370 Mystery

No seriously, YouTubers have been going nuts since they spotted the uncanny resemblance been Pitbull’s lyrics and the missing Malaysian plane. Pitbull and Shakira’s Get It Started includes the line ‘Now it’s off to Malaysia’ and ‘Two passports, three cities, two countries, one day’. It’s believed that the two passports relate to the two stolen Australian Italian passports used by two Iranians. The three cities are the capitals of China, Malaysia and Vietnam and the two countries are Malaysia and Vietnam.

It’s probably just a complete and utter coincidence though.

The Royal Mint Unveiled An Edgy New £1 Coin

In an effort to combat counterfeiting a new twelve sided £1 coin will be introduced from 2017.

Image: The Royal Mint
Image: The Royal Mint

This is all great, but would somebody please think of the trolleys!


The Tories Ran This Super Condescending Advert

Beer and Bingo
Image: Twitter // @grantshapps

…now tell us that the Tories aren’t out of touch with the public.

And Finally… A Referee Accidentally Sent Off The Wrong Player During Arsenal’s 6-0 Defeat To Chelsea

A penalty was given after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain used his hands to divert Eden Hazard’s strike away from the goal, except in a shocking case of mistaken identity another mixed race player, Kieran Gibbs was sent off by accident. You can read more about the incident on the BBC Sport website.

Don’t forget to text BEAT to 70099 to donate to Cancer Research UK.

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