survey: January 2011 Archives

tea bathDuring their working life the average Brit will drink enough cups of tea at the office to fill a whopping 60 bath tubs.

Research found the typical office worker sups four cups of tea each day - that's 20 cups per week at work and 1,040 cups a year.

Given the average person works in full-time employment from the age of 18 to 64 that 47,840 cups of tea.

With the average mug holding 250ml of liquid; this would equate to 11,960 litres of tea or coffee consumed in a life time whilst at work. Or, you guessed it, 60 bath tubs.

Personally we're now in need of a nice warm cuppa while we try to digest all those numbers and ponder when 'bath tubs' became a universal measurement of fluids.

275x250.jpgThe average couple will argue with each other a whopping 312 times a year - mostly over cleanliness, it's been found.

Researchers discovered stubble in the sink, dirty marks in the toilet and taking too long to get ready are regular triggers for bust-ups.

Other reasons for relationship fights include flicking through TV channels and not replacing an empty toilet roll.

It was also found couples are most likely to fall-out after dinner on a Thursday evening with everything kicking off at just before 8pm.

The average fight also lasts just 10 minutes… but with 312 each year, the next one is never too long away.

275x250.jpgA third of women say they wouldn't dare leave the house without make-up on, a study has revealed.

Researchers found that around eight million women in Britain don't feel confident enough in their appearance to venture out without their war paint.

The study also found six out of ten women wear make-up every day regardless of what they're doing, where they're going or who they're seeing.

One in three said they always put make-up on before going to the shops, even if they are only popping out to get a few bits and pieces.

Shockingly one-in-ten women said they never let their boyfriend see them with no make-up and even sleep with a full face on… just like evil clowns.

275x250.jpgSeven out of ten Brits in relationships claim they are often too tired to have sex, a study has revealed.

Busy social lives and heavy work schedules are said to leave most adults too exhausted to enjoy intimate moments

A survey of 3,000 people found that in the last month more than one in two people have turned down their partner's advances because they were worn out.

One-in-five have said 'no' this week and two thirds admitted they only have time and energy to make love at the weekend.

It was also found more than half will automatically say no after a certain time of night… so you'd better make you advance earlier next time.

275x250.jpgToday has been dubbed 'Diet Day' -- after it was found to be the most popular day of the year for Brits to begin 'serious dieting'.

A study of 3,000 people discovered that 49 percent said they were going to be starting a health kick in January in a bid to become fit and lose weight.

Of those, almost 70 percent planned to start today, because it was a Monday and they've already emptied the cupboards of festive treats.

Asked how they planned to make a move towards healthy living, 13 percent said they would be cutting out festive foods like chocolate, nuts and cheese from their diet.

Another 10 percent said they would be joining a gym… which probably make next Thursday the day most Brits will quit their health kick and sit in the jacuzzi rather than exercising.

275x250.jpgThere is a staggering £295 million worth of out of date tins, tubs, herbs and spices hidden in the back of kitchen cupboards, it's been found.

A study of British kitchens has found the typical household pantry contains nine items - worth around £12 - whose sell-by date has long since passed.

Mixed spices, soup, herbs, baking soda and tinned fruit are the most common goods to be found languishing at the back of cupboards.

Sauces, stock cubes, mustard and pickled onions also emerged as items which are rarely used and often go beyond their date before being used.

Slightly worryingly, the study also found six in ten women have deliberately fed their other half out-of-date food. Really.

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