BONUS: The average person spends how much time suffering from colds and flu in their lifetime?
A. 6 months
B. 1 year
C. 5 years
The answer is C. The average person suffers from 200 colds in a lifetime—between two and three a year beginning in the first year of life. A typical cold lasts seven to 10 days. Do the math: That adds up to five years (give or take) of sniffling, sneezing and coughing.