Computer IDs the Most Boring Day Ever

Though now April 11, 1954, is kinda interesting ... for being so boring
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 28, 2010 5:57 PM CST
Had you been alive on April 11, 1954, you may have had a similar look on your face.   (Shutter Stock)

(Newser) – If you ever find yourself a bit bored, just be happy today isn't April 11, 1954. A Cambridge scientist developed a computer program to calculate the 20th century's most boring day, and that one takes the cake. The program, True Knowledge, was fed 300 million facts about people, places, business, and events in the news, the Telegraph reports. It then used complicated algorithms to determine which day was the most dull.

On April 11, 1954, an election was held in Belgium, a Turkish academic was born, and an athlete died ... but that's about it. "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," says the programmer. "The irony is, though, that—having done the calculation—the day is interesting for being exceptionally boring."

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