Do you find it really hard to pick something to watch on Netflix? Like, there are SO many choices, but you just keep scrolling and saying things like, “Do I REALLY want to commit to start watching ‘Jessica Jones’ right now?”
According to a new study, we spend an average of 18 minutes trying to figure out what to watch on Netflix or other streaming services. We’re actually faster when we are looking for something to watch on old-fashioned TV . . . that takes us nine minutes.
BUT . . . when you add it all up, the average person spends 15 months of their LIFE trying to decide what to watch.
Going Out to Lunch Every Day Is Costing You $2,500 a Year
Going out to lunch might be the only thing that keeps you sane at work. But you’d save a LOT of money if you started bringing your food . . . or stealing other people’s lunches.
A new survey by Visa found that the average person spends $11 when they go out for lunch. That’s $55 a week . . . and more than $2,500 a year.
And people who bring their lunch to work spend $6.30 a day. That would save $23.50 a week, and at least $1,100 a year.
The average person goes out to lunch twice a week, and packs something or eats at home the rest of the week.
The survey also found men are more likely to go out to lunch than women, and spend about 60% more on their food.
And finally, 1% of people spend an average of $50 a DAY on lunch.
BusinessInsider.com just analyzed Census data to figure out how the average American spends their day. Here’s the full breakdown . . .
- Sleeping, eight hours and 48 minutes.
- Working, three hours and 36 minutes. That’s because weekends and unemployed people pull the average way down.
- Watching TV, two hours and 49 minutes.
- Doing stuff around the house, one hour and 46 minutes.
- Leisure activities like surfing the internet, one hour and 29 minutes.
- Eating and drinking, one hour and 10 minutes.
- Personal care, including showering, 47 minutes.
- Shopping, 44 minutes.
- Taking care of and helping other people, 43 minutes.
- Socializing and communicating, 43 minutes.
- Activities like going to church, 33 minutes.
- Education, 25 minutes.
- Exercise and sports, 17 minutes.
- Communicating over the phone, text, and email, eight minutes.
(That comes out to about 24 hours and nine minutes, because of rounding.)
Here are some random facts for you . . .
- You can’t legally buy fireworks in Florida . . . unless you’re using them for pest control. So when people buy fireworks in Florida, they have to sign a form that says they’re using them for agricultural reasons.
- If MEL BROOKS wins one more Oscar, he’ll be the first person to win a double EGOT . . . that would be two Emmys, two Grammys, two Oscars, and two Tonys.
- Each airline spends an average of $1.2 million a year in fuel because of the weight of every passenger’s cell phone. They also spend $5.7 million in fuel because of the weight of magazines, and $7 million because of iPads.
- Butter is BACK. This year the average American will eat 5.6 pounds of butter, or about 22.5 sticks. That’s the most since World War Two.
- Domino’s and Pizza Hut are luxury items in Japan . . . a large pizza costs around $35.
(Tampa Tribune / Uproxx / Five Thirty Eight / Wall Street Journal / Pizza Hut)
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