8 out of 10 Brits

Intriguing statistics about the world's 79th largest nation

Some very revealing numbers about the British and how they live their lives

8 out of 10 Brits

Intriguing statistics about the world's 79th largest nation

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I know there's the old line saying you should use statistics the same way a drunk uses a lamppost - for support rather than illumination. But nevertheless it was fun to discover that the average British dogwalker covers 676 miles a year, while the average gym member does only 468. That the average age of a first-time grandparent is now 49. That we typically spend 22 minutes considering an expensive piece of clothing before purchasing it, against 18 minutes for a house.


‘Fascinating ... An amazing insight into the statistics behind our daily lives. Quirky, useless information galore’  The Sun
 
‘Mind-boggling facts and figures about the British’  Daily Mail

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London Bus

A London double decker bus can lean further from the vertical without falling over than a human can. What a great way of learning about centres of gravity. The reason a Routemaster can lean so far is that there's a great long strip of pig-iron welded to its base, keeping you top-deckers safe as you go round corners. If you want reassuring photographic evidence, click here