The average American household has about three TV remote controls, but most people don’t know much about them. So what secrets might your TV remote controls be holding? Read on to find out!
- American households have between two and three TVs on average, but there tends to be even more TV remote controls lurking in the shadows. Why is this?
- Because if there’s one thing television remote controls love, it’s getting lost and making people look for them. The average TV watcher will spend three weeks searching for lost remote controls for TVs in one lifetime. Seriously. Three. Whole. Weeks.
- There are at least 335 million TV remote controls hanging around the U.S., but that doesn’t even take into account the numbers of original TV remotes which have been lost and are no longer with us (R.I.P. Toshiba remote control #1, you served your household well).
- TV remotes love to eat your leftover food, drink your spilled beer, and suck up any cigarette smoke that happens to be floating around — it’s completely and totally scientifically proven (okay, it’s not scientifically proven at all, but just go with it).
- Americans, on average, spend about nine years watching the TV. Nine years. Or, according to your grandfather, “A waste of time in front of the moving picture box!” There’s really no reason to feel ashamed about this though — think of all the documentaries you can watch! It’s practically the same thing as being in school again. Practically.
Whether you’re into technology or not, it’s hard to pretend that TVs don’t exist. And with nearly every electronic device now being controlled by a remote, it’s hard to pretend that remote controls don’t exist, either. It’s completely okay to fight with your remote every now and again, but just remember that you have a delicate relationship with it and the consequences of ruining that relationship will be more painful for you than for it (or he, or she, or however you choose to address the thing). Choose your battles wisely. Visit here for more information.