BANTER LOVING BRITS “LOL” 5,110 TIMES A YEAR

SHEFFIELD HAILED THE BANTER CAPITAL

The average Brit laughs out loud 5,110 times every year, according to a new study. Researchers took an in-depth look into what makes the nation crack up - and discovered Sheffield is the banter capital of the UK, with people from the steel city chortling 16 times a day on average - that’s 5,840 times a year.

Bristol came second in the laughter stakes, chuckling on average 5,694 times every year and Leeds came third with 5,511 laughs. In fact, 83 percent of those polled claim Britain has the best sense of humour in the world, with 58 percent saying being able to laugh at ourselves was a valued national trait.

According to the research of 2,000 Brits by Ronseal - which commissioned the study as part of their new campaign with Channel 4 #RonsealTheWeekend - 90 percent say that when the chips are down, they live by the saying “if you don’t laugh, you’d cry.”

The research also revealed we’re most likely to laugh at a friend’s DIY skills (38 percent) - or lack of them - with 16 percent admitting they have botched so many jobs their friends can’t resist a joke at their expense, while 19 percent have the mickey taken out of them because they put DIY jobs off for so long.

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