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Stiff Upper Lipped Brits Hug 13 Times a Day

by Kathy Jones on  November 27, 2011 at 6:06 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
It has emerged that Britons are enjoying at least 13 hugs a day which is far removed from the image that Britain is a nation with a stiff upper lip.
 Stiff Upper Lipped Brits Hug 13 Times a Day
Stiff Upper Lipped Brits Hug 13 Times a Day
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A research conducted by Nivea found that Britons typically devote 9.5 seconds to every embrace and spend an entire hour per month hugging.

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It computes to 12.5 hours per year embracing close friends, family members and acquaintances, the Telegraph reported.

The survey found 69 per cent of the people turn to their partner for a hug while 14 per cent prefer a close friend and 9 per cent even turn to their mothers.

Despite all this, 41 percent still say they want more hugging in their lives.

Britons also have a list of celebrities they would want to hug. Based on the survey findings, Nivea came up with a list of most 'huggable' male and female celebrities.

The males included David Beckham, George Clooney, Dermot O'Leary, Gary Barlow and Robbie Williams.

The female celebrities most people wanted a hug from were 'This Morning' presenter Holly Willoughby, followed by Cheryl Cole, Lorraine Kelly, Kate Middleton and Nigella Lawson

Source: ANI
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