Computer Calculates April 11, 1954 as Most Boring Day Ever

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Do you remember where you were on Sunday, April 11, 1954? Programmer William Tunstall-Pedoe’s “True Knowledge” computer program has branded that day as the most boring in history, according to the Telegraph.

The program was loaded up with around 300 million historical events that took place between 1900 and present day, and used “complex algorithms, such as how much one piece of information was linked to others” to determine that relatively little happened on April 11, 1954.

Highlights from the day include a general election in Belgium, the birth of a Turkish academic named Abdullah Atalar, and the death of a soccer player named Jack Shufflebotham, according to the Telegraph.

Of course, boredom is relative and the data only goes back to 1900. Today isn’t over yet, either, so don’t count it out quite yet.

[via Slashdot]

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