Which Country Has the Most Couch Potatoes?

The Economist answers what may be the easiest question ever: which country has the most couch potatoes? It’s obvious: the United States.

What’s not obvious, however, is just how much TV Americans watch. It’s unbelievable really. According to the study, people in the United States watch an average of 8 hours and 11 minutes per day. Crazy! But maybe not so crazy considering Americans have what, 18 televisions per household? They’re so cheap, why not? I’ve got two in my bathroom, three in the living room, seven in the kitchen, and a few in the garage for good measure. Just kidding! I don’t have a garage. But seriously … the only country within reach is Turkey, which came in second with 5 hours of television per day.