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Happy Boringest Day of the Year!

According to a Telegraph report, “Computer identifies the most boring day in history”…

  • “Feeding 300m facts into a specially designed search engine, the British researcher William Tunstall-Pedoe found that April 11, 1954 was the dullest day of the 20th century. On this day almost nothing happened. There were no coups, no crashes, no monkeys in space.  On April 11 the Oldham Athletic footballer Jack Shufflebotham died at the age of 69 and there was a peaceful election in Belgium. It was also the birthday of the electrical engineer Abdullah Atalar whose later research interests included ‘integrated circuit design and the linearisation of RF power amplifiers’.  Apparently, there were also plans for a coup d’état in Yanaon, a one-time French colony in India, but this did not materialise.”

It seemed appropriate to celebrate it here as embracing ‘boredom’ (failure to excite) has popped up from time to time. Remember the Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times!”

So far in today’s news one of the biggest headlines, especially in my pet area of interest of the Maldives, was a tsunami warning in the Indian Ocean…but the latest reports are that it measured just over a foot high. Hmm…yawn.

Chinese adapted blessing of the day, “May you live today in boredom!”