Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Slowest News Day

The Atlantic reports, "April 11, 1954 was the most uneventful and boring day of the 20th century. Every day something of significance occurs, but nothing remarkable had happened on the said day in 1954, according to experts who inserted over 300 million important events of the century into a computer search programme to calculate."

A reader responds "April 11, 1954 sounds like the most wonderful day in history. I think it's worthy of a holiday. A day where everyone tries really hard to not do anything newsworthy."

Of course, we are reminded of Andy Warhol's, quote from 1968, "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes."

Here's to slow days filled with anonymity and appreciation of the world around us.