Even though the new year has only just begun, there’s been an onslaught of incredible PR campaigns to kick off 2022.

In January, we found out which app keeps us up at night, the total cost of a famous cartoon character’s hospital bill, and which UK cities love their veggies...

5. Homer’s Medical Odessey - (Downtown LA Law Group)

Over the years, Homer Simpson has had many a medical mishap. American injury law firm Downtown LA Law Group, came up with a super creative way to attract some attention to their services: calculating the outrageous cost of Homer’s medical bills! The total was a whopping £143 million! Maybe the Simpsons ought to move to the UK…

4. Top Veganuary Takeaways - (Deliveroo)

Did you hop on board with Veganuary this month? If you live in Brighton, you must’ve been spoiled for choice! Deliveroo unveiled some data this month revealing the UK city that’s ordered the most fully plant-based meals, with Brighton (unsurprisingly) taking the top spot. Bristol and Coventry followed, and Deliveroo revealed that orders for vegan dishes surged by 117% in the last year!

3. England’s Worst Places to Live - (iLiveHere)

For years, Rightmove’s annual Happy at Home index has revealed the UK’s happiest places to live. The latest data was just released, revealing that Hexham in Northumberland is the home of happiness! But what about the other side of the spectrum?

iLiveHere was keen to find out, polling over 100,000 Brits on how they feel about their hometown. The “winner” of the prize for the worst place to live went to Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, with locals citing traffic as one of the main gripes influencing the decision. Perhaps Aylesbury residents need to look into moving to Hexham!

2. The Worst Apps for a Good Night's Sleep - (Sleep Junkie)

If you’ve spent even just a few seconds on TikTok, this next one shouldn’t come as a surprise to you. Sleep science company Sleep Junkie conducted research to find the most disruptive app when it comes to sleep quality, and TikTok was the clear leader.

The data revealed that it takes an average of one hour and 7 minutes to fall asleep after scrolling on TikTok, resulting in bedtime TikTok’ers getting less than half the amount of REM sleep recommended for adults. Second place went to TikTok’s jealous older sibling, Instagram, followed by Snapchat in third place.

1. The Ford Fiesta Fiasco - (LeaseLoco)

    Is your car prone to theft? LeaseLoco can help you find out, as they’ve created a list of the most commonly stolen cars in 2021. Taking public data from DVLA, LeaseLoco was able to crunch the numbers and see which cars popped up most out of the 43,603 vehicles stolen last year. The results show that if you have a Ford Fiesta Zetec, you might need some extra security, with 418 of them being stolen in 2021.

    A bad year for Ford Fiestas, the second-most stolen car in 2021 was the Ford Fiesta Titanium Turbo, with 351 stolen. In fact, 7 of the top 8 most stolen cars were various models of Ford Fiesta. If your Fiesta was stolen in the last year, solace in the fact that it’s not a you problem, it’s a Ford problem. Having said that, the Fiesta is the UK’s best-selling car, so it could just be that there are plenty more of them to steal.