1. Men think they can fly.
Males are more likely to think they can land a plane after watching a YouTube video than women, a study from the University of Waikato in New Zealand reveals.
582 men and women were shown a clip that was made ‘useless’ and gave no insight into how to fly a plane, after watching a clip they were surveyed in their confidence to fly a plane.
Maybe not entirely shockingly men rated their confidence 12.24 points higher than the women who participated in the study.
2. Binge-watching over Sleep
With World Sleep Day just around the corner, research from wellness brand Love Hemp has unveiled how binge-watching is stealing sleep from many Brits.
The survey reveals that two-thirds of Brits (64%) have prioritised streaming their favourite shows over sleep.
Almost half of Brits said they lose 2-3 hours of sleep in the past week because they wanted to continue streaming their favourite shows, that’s more than 100 hours of sleep lost individually per year due to binge-watching!
3. Walking Mad
People are walking more and using their cars less two years after the first Covid lockdown, according to researchers who believe the pandemic has permanently altered the British public’s travel patterns.
Weekday car traffic is still 10 per cent below pre-pandemic levels, while bus use is only 75 per cent of pre-pandemic levels and rail use just 66 per cent.
The only mode of transport to see a sustained increase is walking, researchers from the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS) found, with 58 per cent of people were walking three days a week or more in summer 2021 compared with 36 per cent just before the pandemic.
With these petrol prices can you blame us?
4. UK not ready for autonomous vehicles
The UK’s largest independent road safety charity, IAM RoadSmart, has revealed that the majority of drivers aren’t actually ready to take their hands off the steering wheel, despite the fact that autonomous vehicle technology has huge potential to improve road safety.
The survey discovered that 59% of drivers agree that the growing ability of vehicles to drive themselves is a serious risk to their personal safety.
I’m all for self driving cars, but not sure I’d feel 100% confident in them either.
5. Least Likely to wear seat belts
Drivers aged 25-34 are the least likely to always wear a seat belt in a car, a new survey suggests.
Road safety charity Brake, which commissioned the poll, said this could be due to young people often being “more willing to take risks on the road”.
Just 62% of those aged 25-34 said they always wear a seat belt in a car.
That is compared with 96% for those 55 and older, 94% for 45-54 year-olds, and 74% for 35-44 year-olds.
Am I the only one shocked that people don’t wear their seatbelts?!
6. Chunk on Childcare
Not hugely surprising, but a recent poll has found that around one in three (32%) working parents with pre-school children spend more than a third of their wages on childcare.
Nearly one in five (18%) parents with children not yet in school say that they spend between a third and half their salary on childcare. And around one in seven (15%) say that the costs take up more than half of their pay.
7. Shopworkers shouted at 🗣
Another not shocking but deflating survey result that was highlighted this week is that 90% of shopworkers have experienced verbal abuse in the workplace.
The survey by retail trade union Usdaw also unveiled that 64% were threatened by a customer, 12% were assaulted and 61% said they were not confident that reporting abuse, threats and violence will make a difference.
The study goes on to say that it happens to many on a daily basis, honestly hats off to any shopworkers and those who work in customer services.
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