Mobile phones a waste of time

While many people are obsessed with their mobile phones and never put them down for a minute, research shows that for many others they are just a waste of time.

In fact, the average Brit will spend more than three weeks of their life looking for lost mobile phones, according to a study by moneysaving site PromotionalCodes.org.uk.

Researchers found that the average time spent searching for mobile phones is 9.5 minutes a week, which works out at more than eight hours a year.

Even if the average life expectancy is reduced by 18 to reflect the time wasted by adults, it still works out at very nearly three weeks.

While women in UK tend to live longer than men, the research found that men spend more of their shorter lives hunting for mobile phones, wasting almost a month on average.

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