London Home to ‘Most Boring’ Population in UK

By Nathan Lee, TLE Correspondent 

New research has revealed London is home to the most boring population in the UK with 47 per cent of people been told they are boring on at least one occasion. That compares to a national average of 38 per cent of people who have been told to spice up their lives on one or multiple occasions. 

The survey found Britain was a rather dull country across the board, with most respondents finding the idea of  sitting in first class with a standard ticket and booking a holiday before you have the money to pay for it as ‘edgy’. Activities such as white water rafting, swimming with sharks and hand-gliding, on the other hand, were largely eschewed by Brits.

A spokesman for spread betting company, Spread Co, which commissioned the study, said: “It’s interesting to see what a typically reserved person considers to be a risk. Risk after all is completely relative. While one person might not think twice about playing the markets to the tune of thousands, another feels like they’re chancing it by ignoring the petrol warning light.

“That’s why we carried out this study – we wanted to see what the reserved Brit considers to be risky.”

The study, carried out among 2,000 Brits, found that one in six Brits think eating something past its sell-by date is among the ultimate risks someone can take. More than a third of people said they didn’t consider themselves to be a risk taker, with only 15 per cent saying they definitely are.

Other risks include standing over the yellow line on a tube station platform and driving with the petrol light on. Parking in front of a driveway, opening a cupboard or box that says ‘do not open’ and turning up to a gig without a ticket are among other edgy pursuits.

The Risks we Don’t Take

Swim with sharks





White-water Rafting

Placed a bet of more than £100


Mountain Climbing


Risks we Do Take

Checking your Facebook/email when abroad knowing it will cost a fortune

Being given too much change and keeping it

Getting an unplanned takeaway

Getting the last tube/train home

Getting something different for lunch

Going out with wet hair

Going on a big night out on a work night

Booking a holiday before you have the money to pay for it

Being the last passenger to board a plane

Buying something frivolous that would take you in to your overdraft

Checking your Facebook/email when abroad knowing it will cost a fortune

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