These are the top 40 little risks Edinburgh locals take on a weekly basis

Edinburgh’s top everyday ‘small’ risks have been revealed – going to a restaurant with no booking, going out with no umbrella or coat when its overcast, and leaving the washing up till the next day.

Edinburgh’s top everyday ‘small’ risks have been revealed – going to a restaurant with no booking, going out with no umbrella or coat when its overcast, and leaving the washing up till the next day.

Research of 2,565 adults – with those living in Edinburgh among those polled – found locals take four risks a week on average, with 41 per cent describing themselves as ‘risk takers.’

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Pressing snooze on the alarm, going outside without any shoes on, and sitting in a reserved seat on the train are also among the most common perilous acts.

As are going on holiday without having had a bikini wax, sleeping with make-up on, and leaving the house with a mobile phone low on battery.

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Commissioned on behalf of 888poker, the study found more than half of adults (54 per cent) wished their life had more thrills in it than it does currently.

While other common risks among those residing in Edinburgh include putting something in the black bin despite knowing it should be recycled and using someone else’s mug.

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Having caffeinated drinks just before going to sleep, bluffing when playing poker, and not closing the curtains when getting quickly get changed are also regular occurrences.

It also emerged city locals are most likely to do something ‘risky’ on a Saturday.

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Carried out through OnePoll, the study found 20 per cent like to embrace their love of risk-taking by playing poker.

Although 19 per cent of players describe their playing style as ‘conservative.’

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​Edinburgh's top 40 most common 'little risks'

1. Turning up at a restaurant without booking first

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2. Leaving the home without an umbrella/coat on an unpredictable weather day

3. Not doing the washing up till the next morning

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4. Ordering something other than ‘your usual’ when eating in a restaurant

5. Eating something past its sell by date

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6. Jumping down the last few steps on the stairs

7. Not bothering to use sun cream

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8. Going outside with wet hair

9. Going to bed late on a work night

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10. Crossing the road when the red man is showing

11. Pressing snooze on the alarm

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12. Not opening your post as soon as it arrives

13. Drinking coffee or tea before going to bed

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14. Putting something in the ‘normal’ bin when you know it should be recycled

15. Getting the last bus/tube/train home

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16. Leaving home with your phone on low battery

17. Not closing the curtains or blinds when you get quickly get changed

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18. Leaving the home without your phone

19. Sleeping with make-up on

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20. Leaving windows open in your home when you’re not there

21. Not killing/disposing of a spider you’ve just seen

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22. Leaving work half an hour early

23. Going outside barefoot

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24. Going on social media or news sites before you’ve seen a popular TV show and risking spoilers

25. Going on a big night out on a work night

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26. Leaving your curtains at home open when you go on holiday

27. Reading in the bath

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28. Watching a trailer for a film that might give away key plot points

29. Wearing high shoes that you might fall over in

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30. Overfilling your hand luggage or using a bag which is too big and hoping it won’t get spotted when travelling by plane

31. Taking a carrier bag at a self-service checkout without paying for it

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32. Not comparing your utility bills/savings accounts to other suppliers when renewing

33. Using someone else’s mug

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34. Not paying bills on time

35. Going on holiday without a bikini wax

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36. Not logging off your online banking

37. Sitting in the first-class section of the train when you have a standard ticket

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38. Not running away from a wasp

39. Going on holiday where you know there will be no phone signal

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40. Sitting in a reserved seat on the train

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