That’s right, April 11, 1954, was the most boring date ever; according to Tunstall-Pedoe’s a computer programmer/scientist who tackled the age old question. Seems to me, this must have been the most boring project ever… seriously, with all the worlds problems, this is an answer we’re looking for?
Mr Tunstall-Pedoe’s computer programme, called True Knowledge, came to its lofty decision after being fed some 300 million facts about “people, places, business and events” that made the news.
Using complex algorithms, such as how much one piece of information was linked to others, True Knowledge determined that particular 1950s Sunday to be outstanding in its obscurity.
Cambridge University-educated Mr Tunstall-Pedoe said: “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 – Abdullah Atalar, a Turkish academic.
“The irony is, though, that – having done the calculation – the day is interesting for being exceptionally boring. Unless, that is, you are Abdullah Atalar.