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Facebook Comes in 5th on the “50 Things You Couldn’t Live Without” List


Facebook comes in 5th place on a “50 things you couldn’t live without list” beating out things like a flushing toilet, a shower, email and Twitter. Actually, Twitter came in last place at number 50, but at least it made the list!

The list I am referring to is a recent study conducted by the London Science Museum. They surveyed 3,000 people about 50 things they could not live without.

The intention of the survey was in support of the museum’s latest exhibition, Water Wars: Fight The Food Crisis, which shows the need for fresh water and the technologies focused on helping solve the problem.

Here is the full list of results via TheNextWeb:

  1. Sunshine
  2. Internet connection
  3. Clean drinking water
  4. Fridge
  5. Facebook
  6. NHS
  7. Cooker
  8. Email
  9. Flushing toilet
  10. Mobile phone / smartphone
  11. Tea and Coffee
  12. Washing machine
  13. Shower
  14. Central heating
  15. Painkillers
  16. Fresh vegetables
  17. Vacuum Cleaner
  18. Kettle
  19. Sofa
  20. Shoes
  21. Fresh fruit
  22. Google
  23. Car
  24. Hair straighteners
  25. Public transport
  26. Laptop
  27. Chocolate
  28. DVD Player
  29. Wristwatch
  30. Make-up
  31. Flat screen TV
  32. Wedding ring
  33. Tumble dryer
  34. Bottled water
  35. Ebay
  36. Bicycle
  37. Ipod
  38. Air conditioning
  39. Disposable nappies
  40. Light bulbs
  41. Spell-check
  42. Sat Nav
  43. Push-up bra
  44. Nintendo Wii
  45. iPad
  46. Gym Membership
  47. Season ticket to your football club
  48. Freezer
  49. Xbox
  50. Twitter

What item shocks you the most that made the list? Or, is there anything that didn’t make the list that you think should most definitely be on there!

The fact that Facebook made it in the top 5 along with clean drinking water really surprises me. And it beat out a flushing toilet? Seriously people?!

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