科学家找到了20世纪上最无聊的一天

SCIENTISTS have pinpointed the 20th Century’s most boring day – April 11, 1954.

科学家们刚刚确定了20世纪最无聊的一天,1954年4月11日。

It was the only 24 hours in the momentous hundred years with NO major event, birth or death.

这是100年内唯一的24个小时,没有大事情,没有名人的出生和死亡。

In a century that saw two world wars, space exploration, and the invention of the telly and the internet, the spring Sunday could only boast a general election in Belgium.

在一个见证过两次世界大战、电视与网络的发明,太空探索的世纪,这么平凡的一天,只能通过在比利时的一场周日选举解决。

Born … Abdullah Atalar

阿布拉.阿塔拉诞辰

There was the death at 69 of journeyman footballer Jack Shufflebotham, who played a few games for Oldham – but a planned coup in Yanaon, a French colony in India, failed to go ahead. The main birth was that of Turkish academic and microwave electronics expert Abdullah Atalar.

这天是旅人足球运动员杰克.沙佛博谭的69岁忌日,他为老汉姆玩过几场,不过在印度的法国殖民地雅隆策划过政变,当然没有成功。这天还是一个人的生日,土耳其电子微波学者阿布拉.阿塔拉。

Boffins in Cambridge arrived at the date after feeding 300 million facts into a new search engine called True Knowledge.

剑桥的博芬在调查过3亿条事实的新闻搜索引擎“真知”里找到了那一天。

Founder William Tunstall-Pedoe said yesterday: “When the results came back, the winner was April 11, 1954.

创建者威廉.图恩思涛-裴多昨天说:“当结果出来时,1954年4月11日勇夺桂冠。”

“Nobody significant died that day and no major events apparently occurred.

“没什么大人物在那天死亡,也没什么大事情发生。”

“Although a typical day in the 20th Century has many notable people being born, for some reason that day had only one. The irony is that the day is interesting for being exceptionally boring.” The news soon picked up. In May 1954, Sir Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile.

“尽管20世纪普通的每一天都有值得记住的人诞生,因为某种原因那是唯一的一天。有那么讽刺性的一天,很有趣那天十分的无趣。”这个新闻很快就被传开了。在1954年5月,罗杰办尼斯忒先生在四分钟内跑完了1公里。

 

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