The Most Boring Day in Recent History
According to a computer at Cambridge University, April 11, 1954 was the most boring day since 1900. The computer manages a database called True Knowledge, which stores more than 300 million facts about people, places and events, and it combed through these looking for notable things that happened -- or in this case, did not happen -- on particular days. Sure, boringness is to some degree subjective, but I think we can all agree that a lack of things happening constitutes a common baseline for boring. And while, on most days in history, famous people were born or died, wars and bombings and assassinations waged, notable events in the history of arts or sports took place, nothing like that happened on April, 11, 1954.
Well, a few things happened:
• There was an election in Belgium
• Turkish scholar Abdullah Atalar was born
• That's about it
Now, ironically, April 11, 1954 is at least notable for being so boring, which perhaps makes it less boring. So when the knowledge database releases stats on the second most boring day, we'll let you know. Though if you have any nominations for second most boring day, leave 'em in the comments!