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April 11, 1954 was most boring day since 1900, says computer

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Nov 2010 17:29 User comments (11)

April 11, 1954 was most boring day since 1900, says computer According to Cambridge computer scientist William Tunstall-Pedoe, April 11th, 1954 was the most boring day since 1900, with almost nothing of note occurring.
A general election happened in Belgium, a Turkish academic was born and Jack Shufflebotham, a famous soccer player for Oldham Athletic, passed away. Other than that, nothing of note happened on April 11th, 1954.

Tunstall-Pedoe used his computer program True Knowledge to come to that conclusion.

The program was fed 300 million facts about "people, places, business and events" that made news (even small-town local) and uses complex algorithms to link information together.

Adds Tunstall-Pedoe of the day (via the Register):
"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 who might make that claim - Abdullah Atalar, a Turkish academic. The irony is, though, that - having done the calculation - the day is interesting for being exceptionally boring."


As for what True Knowlegde is really used for? The program should "provide a more intelligent way of searching the internet."

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11 user comments

127.11.2010 19:34

How exciting!

227.11.2010 20:59

Rubbish.. Chris Difford of Squeeze was born that day and I bet America was bombing the crap out of somewhere in Korea.




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328.11.2010 0:09

korean war began on 25 June 1950 and an armistice was signed on 27 July 1953.

428.11.2010 2:15

This scientist must of been really bored to go through the entire recorded human history to find the most boring day in history. lol

528.11.2010 3:36

Originally posted by ps355528:
Rubbish.. Chris Difford of Squeeze was born that day and I bet America was bombing the crap out of somewhere in Korea.
EPIC FAIL http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Difford
as you can see it was november 4 and not april 11
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 28 Nov 2010 @ 3:37

628.11.2010 4:24

Originally posted by jean2006:
Originally posted by ps355528:
Rubbish.. Chris Difford of Squeeze was born that day and I bet America was bombing the crap out of somewhere in Korea.
EPIC FAIL http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Difford
as you can see it was november 4 and not april 11
hahaha you used WIKIPEDIA as your reference

728.11.2010 4:42

hahahaha you used the INTERNET to feed your ego

828.11.2010 9:43

Now, now, children... Play nice XD




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928.11.2010 13:24

Originally posted by themind:
hahahaha you used the INTERNET to feed your ego
lmao thanks for the laugh he got pwnt :P

1028.11.2010 19:36

No argument with the premise until I read this article *yawn*.

1129.11.2010 8:40

its not about arguing.I'm sure my mum or my grandmother could tell me some exciting things about april 11th 1954.sure they was less newspaper and less cameras back then and im sure not every death or birth is recorded now probably more of them weren't recorded back then.


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