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50 funniest jokes of all time – according to 6,000 Brits

A one-liner about a Dutch girl with inflatable shoes has been hailed as the funniest joke ever, as researchers compiled 180 popular jokes from the worldwide web and asked 6,000 adults to vote for the top 50 funniest. The Number One slot went to Peter Kay with his joke: “I met a Dutch girl with [...]


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Mum on the run – average mum drives 1,248 miles a year ferrying around family

The average mum drives 1,248 miles – the equivalent of London to Zurich and back – ferrying the kids around every year, it has been revealed. The incredible lengths which mums go to to ensure the children get to sports clubs, swimming events and other evening hobbies on time emerged following a study carried out [...]


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A fifth of families feud over the will of a loved one

One in five deaths now spark family rows over the will, new research has shown. The shocking figure was revealed in a report which found millions of families end up feuding over everything from property to cash, to who keeps the urn after the death of a relative. The research also revealed many families end [...]


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‘Middle age’ now begins at 53

Brits don’t actually hit ‘middle age’ until they turn 53, research has shown. A lifestyle study of 2,000 men and women found attitudes towards hitting the middle of our years are rapidly changing. Rising life expectancy and healthier lifestyles mean the average person now feels it’s not until well into our fifties that we begin [...]


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Glare on tablets, tangled earphones and disappointing air fresheners – the British list of ‘first world problems’

Earphones becoming tangled in your bag, Weetabix not fitting into a round breakfast bowl and being in-between dress sizes after losing weight have been named on a list of the most common ‘first world problems’. Other issues which plague us daily amid our high-tech, pampered lives include Pimms not being sufficiently chilled, the cleaner taking [...]


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Average Dad – two kids, three hours of TV a day and two awkward dad jokes a week

The average dad has two kids, drives a Ford, watches three hours of TV a day – and tells around two awkward ‘dad jokes’ a week, a survey has revealed. Researchers also found the typical dad works from 8am-5.05pm, gets home at 5.53pm and is usually sat in front the TV by 7.47pm. It also [...]


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Almost half of parents have found ‘inappropriate content’ on child’s smartphone

Seven in ten parents feel their children need more protection when going online, research has revealed. While six in ten parents say mobile phones are a crucial part of communicating as a family, the same number worry about the content their child is exposed to via their smartphone. Pornography and violent material are the leading [...]


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Eyes, smile, and ‘chest’ – what men notice first about a woman

Eyes, smile and breasts are the first things a man notices in a woman – in that order, a study has revealed. The routine emerged amid a detailed study into men’s first impressions of women they meet for the first time, or pass in the street – and vice versa. The results show the stereotype [...]


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A third of European holidaymakers can’t place destination on a map (INFOGRAPHIC)

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Millions of British holidaymakers book trips to sun-drenched foreign destinations – but have no idea where they are on the map, according to research. A study, of 2,000 people who travelled abroad last year, shows 53% of those who went to Cyprus have no idea where it is in reality – commonly confusing it with [...]


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Sightseeing – more Brits have seen the Eiffel Tower than Buckingham Palace

The average Brit has only seen one in four of the UK’s top landmarks, a study has revealed. Researchers have found that despite ‘Staycations’ becoming all the rage during the recession, millions of us have failed to visit the attractions and locations on our own doorstep. In fact, around two thirds are yet to see [...]


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