October 23, 2016

What young Brits don't know

Daily Mail, UK - A third of young adults cannot change a light bulb while a quarter admit they can’t even boil an egg, according to a survey.

The research among 25 to 34 year olds – many of whom still live with their parents – appears to show they are losing the skills older generations took for granted, as 77 per cent say they couldn’t fix a bike puncture and 68 per cent can’t wire a plug.

And, surprisingly, newer technology leaves many stumped as well, with 23 per cent admitting they can’t use a washing machine ...

Many of those surveyed by Poundland also admitted they couldn’t hang a picture, put a new washer in a dripping tap, decorate a room or iron a shirt or blouse.

Checking the oil level in a car was too difficult for many under 35s, along with putting up shelves, topping up windscreen wash and even mowing a lawn.

A quarter insist it's tricky to get right because 'you can't see if it's cooked or not inside the shell'; a problem for 33 per cent of 25 to 34 year olds.

Confusion has led 5 per cent to try to cook one in the microwave, with explosive consequences, and 13 per cent have tried to boil one in the kettle.


Nebris said...

Your links seemed to be blocked on Twitter.

Anonymous said...

I tried finding this article at the Daily Mail UK, but couldn't find it. LINK?

Sam Smith said...

Soorry about that