London, Sept 18 : An average British adult absorbs 13 facts a day, a new research shows.
According to the study by telecom giant TalkTalk, some knowledge-hungry folk do better still, taking in up to 20 tidbits, ranging from pop gossip to politics, from the hundreds of news items that bombard them every day.
The study found that true 'infomaniacs' comb the web for news updates six times a day or more. But the average mind filters it all down to the 13 items it considers most important.
"We're all exposed to a huge wealth of information every day which makes us better informed than ever about what's going in the world," the Mirror quoted TalkTalk's Dominic Stinton, as saying. Legendary presenter of TV's Newsround John Craven added: "It's hard to believe that at 5pm Newsround used to be the first television news bulletin of the day.
"Now we have 24 hour news. I have always been a news junkie - now it seems everyone else is, too."