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French Women Bathe With Cell Phones

In a bit of rather unsurprising news from the land of Freedom Fries, Claude Monet, and a particularly famous bike race, it seems that men and women really do feel differently about cell phones. Sleeping with your cell phone is one thing, but according to a recent survey, 14% of French women take their mobile phones into the bathroom with them, compared to just 4% of men.

And of everyone, the kids are the most into it. The survey shows that 18 to 24 year olds as the most likely to interrupt a bath or shower for an unexpected call on their cellie (34% -- compared to an average of 14% across all age groups), while 8% of said 18 to 24 year-olds the same for an incoming SMS text message (this compared to just 2% on average).

Published by mBlox, the survey was conducted in Paris amongst 221 French citizens between the ages of 18 and 70, for the entire month of June. Now that it has launched, it'll be interesting to see how many French women are plucky enough to take their new iPhone 3G into the tub... [Source: Textually]

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