Pac-man addicts waste 5 million hours on web

The remake of the iconic game Pac-man can gobble up more than the yummy yellow dots on the screen.

A private research study revealed that on the day that Google introduced the game as part of its homepage due to its 30th anniversary celebration, also marked the increase in usage of about 36 seconds more by its average users.

The Rescue Times blog reported that $145 million was lost workforce productivity.

It was estimated that Google Pac-man consumed almost 5 million hours of work time.