In the UK: 1 In 5 Adults Can’t Change A Lightbulb, Boil An Egg – IOTW Report

In the UK: 1 In 5 Adults Can’t Change A Lightbulb, Boil An Egg


LONDON — Are you handy enough that if a lightbulb went out in your home you’d be able to change it? Believe it or not, one in five people aren’t so skilled. In fact, a new survey of people in the United Kingdom finds not only do about 20 percent of people not know how to change a bulb — the same number aren’t sure how to boil an egg, either.

The British insurance company Aviva recently released their annual Home Report which detailed, among numerous findings about how people do work around the house, relatively common tasks that people encounter. The company surveyed 2004 people across the UK in February and March about their habits and roles at home.

In addition to just one in five not being able to change a lightbulb or boil an egg, the survey found that nearly a third of the participants couldn’t cook any meal on the fly.

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23 Comments on In the UK: 1 In 5 Adults Can’t Change A Lightbulb, Boil An Egg

  1. It’s OK, in the same survey in United Kingdom finds 99% of muslims don’t use toilet paper but can stab a person with 98% accuracy.

  2. Speaking of which I need to go to Wally World and buy some light bulbs today. And yes, I can change a light bulb and boil an egg by myself without the gubmit telling me how to do it. How lazy or stupid do you have to be not to be able to do either? How about walking and chewing gum at the same time.

  3. Step #1) Unscrew light bulb (counter-clockwise)
    Step #2) Screw egg into light socket (clockwise)
    Step #3) Turn on socket until desired consistency (switch to ON position)

  4. This “study” does not differentiate between born and educated English, and foreign born who do not speak english. Be sure to thank Prince Chuckles for this.

  5. England ” WTF” is going on over there ?
    1 in 210 Muslims can now change a Bulb , and they are working on the Egg thing. Theyr’e still trying on the sidewak, but soon they will be able to do all this for you and more. Maybe even run your Government… Idiots

  6. They also found out that 1 in 20 have also had sexual relationships with goats – the exact same 1 in 20 that could not boil an egg or change a light bulb.

  7. The reason they can’t screw in light bulbs is the the new CFL bulbs now come from China and have right-hand threads, while their UK made sockets have left hand threads.

  8. In the U.S.:
    2 in 10 are Federal, State or Local government employees, regulation writers or enforcers.
    That’s close to 1 in 5.

  9. U.K. Lightbulbs suck. I can change them but they are difficult to remove from ceilings and have prongs,rather than screws, that need to fit into a wire thing that hangs down and looks threatening enough to electrocute someone.
    I’m almost certain most women aren’t messing around with them.
    The egg thing I don’t get.

  10. Ask them how many can convert a cell phone into a bomb
    ignition device. Betcha that will skew the numbers…..

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