If you are like many Americans, television plays an important role in your life. You probably watch at least an hour a day, maybe even DVR your favorite shows so that you can watch when your children are not around. It may not come as a surprise, then, that in the U.S., Americans own approximately 115.9 televisions. That means hours upon hours of television are watched on a daily basis. In fact, during their lifetime, the average American will have spent 9 years of their life watching TV.
Perhaps the most important part of a TV, at least nowadays, is the remote control. Unlike the first televisions, and even the ones in the 80’s and early 90’s, today’s TV’s cannot be manually controlled. TV remote controls came into existence back in 1950, when the first one, called “Lazy Bones,” was created by Zenith.