The Number of the Day: 950

Jason English

Cha Sa-soon, a 69-year-old woman who lives by herself in South Korea, obtained her driver's license last year—on the 950th try.

Related Facts: She's become a national celebrity in South Korea. Last month, the Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group gave her a new car, and she's appeared in their commercials. It was the written test that she failed 949 times. She passed the two skill and road tests after failing each four times, for a total of 960 tests.

[Source: "At First She Didn’t Succeed, but She Tried and Tried Again (960 Times)," New York Times. Image credit: STRINGER/KOREA/Reuters/Corbis. See previous Numbers of the Day here.]