From Mrs. Brown’s Boys to Kim Kardashian: 50 things Brits can’t get their heads around

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by Eden-Olivia Lord |
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These are the 50 most confusing things in modern life right now

We're sure there's about a million things that we all find pretty confusing: Why aren't we millionaires? Why weren't we born with the perfect body? Why do we have to work hard until we retire?

Yeah, the list goes on...

However, researchers have carried out a study among 2,000 adults and actually found the 50 most confusing things in modern life right now.

Kim Kardashian being famous, Piers Morgan still being a presenter and how Donald Trump has not been impeached are among the list.

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Brits are confused why Piers Morgan is still on television ©ITV

The study was conducted by Yale, whose spokesman, Steve Roberts said: "There are a hundred and one things to be confused about in today’s fast-paced, constantly connected world, so it’s easy to feel a little overwhelmed.

"Our survey found that an overwhelming majority of people find things more confusing than they need to be. We think security is one area that shouldn’t be anything but simple."


While nearly a fifth of Brits said they can't understand why sitcom Mrs. Brown’s Boys is so popular, one quarter of the people surveyed admitted they have no idea what most financial jargon means.

Also on the list is; why there are so many options on a washing machine, why women wear shoes that look good but don’t fit properly and why "global warming" actually seems to make the weather colder.


Check out all 50 confusing things below...

These are the 50 most confusing things in life right now


50 most confusing things in life right now

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Kim Kardashian

1 - Why Kim Kardashian gets paid so much money for doing nothing2 - Financial jargon3 - How Donald Trump has not been impeached4 - Foreign call centres5 - Why some young adults wear their trousers around their bottom6 - Small print7 - Why Mrs Brown's Boys is so popular8 - Why do young people like Jeremy Corbyn so much?9 - Algebra10 - Why is Piers Morgan still on TV?

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11 - What 'Grime' music actually is12 - Politics13 - Why haven't we left the EU yet?14 - Why people voted for Brexit15 - The gender neutral debate16 - Why so many people are now 'gluten free'17 - Which foods are now good for you18 - The laws of cricket19 - Why there are so many options on the washing machine20 - The offside rule in football

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Stephen Hawkins

21 - Stephen Hawkins's Big Bang theory22 - Paying for a seat on a the train only to not get a seat23 - Why women buy shoes which look good but don't fit and insist on wearing them out24 - Why everyone is into football25 - Why sexism still exists26 - Loan interest rates27 - Poker28 - All the different lottery draws29 - Credit card interest rates30 - Filling out insurance forms

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31 - Why kids want to be YouTube stars32 - Setting up wireless networks33 - Speaking a language34 - Automated phone systems35 - Figuring out nutritional information on food labels36 - Off peak and peak train fares37 - Why everyone is talking to Alexa38 - Predictive text39 - Re-tuning the TV40 - Getting money back from the tax man

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Theresa May

41 - Why Theresa May hasn't got a personality42 - Buying a house43 - Boris Johnson44 - The printer breaking down45 - Why global warming makes the world colder46 - Twitter47 - Why does Donald Trump hold onto people's hands too long in handshakes?48 - When to use the words 'affect' and 'effect'49 - Computers50 - What your council tax is for

Following the results of the survey, 87 per cent of respondents wish life was simpler. It also came to light that during an average day, Brits will spend a quarter of an hour scratching their heads feeling confused about something.

Not only that but more than a third of the population believe they are less productive due to the time spent feeling confused. And four in 10 Brits who think they’re overly busy put the blame on an over-complicated lifestyle.

Which one from the list above are you most confused about? Anything not on the list that you find confusing? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter.

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