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What was the UK about in April 2014?


What sent the nation’s collective head into a spin during April? We investigate what befuddled Brits the most in our first Compendium of Confusion.

At, we’ve launched an investigation into what exactly the good folk of Great Britain find confusing on a month-by-month basis.

The top five confusions

1. The still unexplained disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was the most mystifying incident for those we quizzed (48%).

2. The nature of the Heartbleed computer virus – and why it was threatening – was second on the list of confusions (35%).

3. The sudden death of Peaches Geldof, though since explained as a heroin overdose, also left people stunned in April (29%).

4. The fourth most confusing thing for Brits this April was who killed Eastenders’ Lucy Beale? (24%)

5. Why the date on which Easter falls changes each year was the fifth most confusing matter in April (23%). Actually, you can find the answer here: Why Easter’s date keeps changing.

What else did Brits find confusing?

Equally confusing for Brits were the Tube strike (22%)…

…and the withdrawal of the Sir John Houblon £50 note (22%).

Scotland’s wish to become independent from the UK was confusing for 20% of those we quizzed.

Why ITV show Daybreak changed its name to Good Morning Britain was a hot topic among the nation’s perplexed (19%).

And the introduction of glow-in-the-dark roads in the Netherlands was the tenth most confusing topic of the month (18%).

The ‘Compendium of Confusion’ will release new findings each month. Stay tuned for what boggled the nation’s collective brain in May.

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What do you think?

Did you find any of these things confusing? Or is there something that boggled your brain far more last month?

Either way, we’d love to hear from you. So feel free to leave your comment below.


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