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How much time do different nationalities spend sleeping and eating?

Just came across this fantastic dataset from the OECD [xls] showing how people in different countries, and of different genders spend their time. I have no idea how reliable the data are, but there are a few interesting nuggets in there. Among them that the average South African spends more than nine hours asleep each night. The lightest sleepers are the Norwegians, at less than seven hours. Britons get just over eight hours.

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Another series shows how much time we spend eating. Here, perhaps unsurprisingly, it’s the French who come out top, spending well over two hours each day eating. Britons come out lowest, spending less than an hour each day eating.

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I’m sure there are plenty of other great insights in there too. Though I’ve no idea how reliable the dataset is…

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