Monday, April 11, 2011

April 11 1954: Most boring day of 20th century

A team of Cambridge scientists say the day was devoid of any major news events or even the birth or death of any famous people.

They made the discovery after developing a new search engine which collates 300 million facts and can reveal what happened on certain days in history.

Running a script to compare all days from the beginning of the 20th century April 11 1954 was revealed as the most uneventful.

The 'highlight' events included a general election in Belgium and the birth of a Turkish academic… and we thought today was boring. A spokesperson for True Knowledge said: "Nobody significant died that day, no major events apparently occurred and although a typical day in the 20th century has many notable people being born, for some reason that day had only one person that might make that claim: Abdullah Atalar - a Turkish academic.

"The irony is though, that having done the calculation, the day is now interesting for being exceptionally boring! Perhaps we need to calculate the second most boring day."


Anonymous said...

I wonder if anything happened that day in Boring, Oregon? Yes, there really is a town by that name!

Anonymous said...

I wonder what kind of money this team of scientists made to come up with this bull.