London, Sept 18 (ANI): Britons waste one month of their lives searching for the television remote control, a new study has found.
After studying 4,000 individuals, the researchers found that the average viewer loses it an average of 3.2 times a week and spends more than four minutes looking for it each time, reports The Scotsman.
That means each week Brits spend 15 minutes hunting for the device.
Kathryn Drought, of Sky, who led the study to launch the broadcaster's Free Weekend Pass, said: "The remote control is such a well-used item in the nation's homes.
"It's one of those things we're forever trying to find - normally down the back of the sofa.
"TV plays such a big part in our lives. It's not surprising who is in control of the remote is such a hot household topic."
Three in ten volunteers admitted hiding the remote from a partner or housemate, and 17 per cent have thrown it at someone in a fit of "remote rage", the study found. (ANI)