Across the UK, kids in Birmingham had the most queries, asking an average of 338 questions per day. Following closely behind are those little'uns in London (325), York (325) and Edinburgh (313).
Gary Kibble, Retail Brand Director for Littlewoods.com, commented, "This research proves that the nation's Mums are bombarded with questions from their children on a daily basis. The fact that they are asked even more questions than David Cameron just goes to show that mums have one of the toughest jobs in the country. Here at Littlewoods, we recognise the incredible job that mums do, which is why we've been asking kids up and down the country what makes their mum so special. For more information simply visit http://blog.littlewoods.com".
Notes to editors:
(i) Research conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Littlewoods.com in March, 2013. The survey respondents were UK mums with children between the ages of two and 10.
(1) According to 1,000 UK mums surveyed, the average child between two and 10 years-old will ask their mum 23 questions per hour. The first question is asked at 07.19am am and the last 19.59pm - signaling that for the 12.5 hours mums receive questioning, which equates to 288 questions per day.
(i) Questions by profession table (all of the below were based on the number of questions asked during a one hour period, or as close to one hour as possible).
(i) Prime Minister - based on the average number of questions asked during PMQ's with David Cameron at the House of Parliament between 04.03.13 - 06.03.13.
(i) Mastermind contestant - based on episodes 24 and 25, 2013.
(i) Primary School Teacher - based on results from five primary schools across the Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire areas, UK. The average was worked out.
(i) Doctor / Nurse - based on two doctors working in outpatients at Wycombe Hospital. The average was obtained from two days from 01.03.13 - 03.03.13.
(i) Customer service assistant - based on the median number of questions asked to four customer service workers at an Asda branch in Dunstable, Bedfordshire on 10.03.13.
(i) Football manager - based on Roy Hodgson's first press conference as England manager (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17915466).
(i) Secondary School Teacher - based on results from four secondary schools across the Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire areas, UK. The average was worked out.
(i) Waiter / waitress - based on the average number of questions asked to four waiters and five waitresses between 06.03.13 - 08.03.13.
(i) Air Stewardess - based on the average number of questions asked to airhostesses by passengers on board three different plane operators between 04.03.13 - 11.03.13; Thompson, British Airways and Easy Jet.
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