Today is Irena Sendlerowa’s 110th birthday.

But you both knew that, right?

Because Google told you.

Hardly a day passes, without Google’s homepage telling you that it is the birthday of some obscure person that you’ve never heard of (unless you are one of those that still uses Excite or Alta Vista, of course).

“It’s the 297th birthday of Louis Richaud, the little-known French impressionist painter, who died from syphilis sometime back in the eighteenth century”.

OK, I made that one up, but you get the gist: someone we don’t know or really care about.

Occasionally, someone of actual importance will get a mention: Da Vinci; Ada Lovelace; Abraham Lincoln; Tom Beringer.

Alright, maybe not Tom Beringer.

But, c’mon Google, you only need to find 366 well known dead people, to do this over the course of a year.

You could always google it, if you get stuck..


  1. Alan

    See if Mrs M and I show up on google Tuesday.

    • Masher

      When I say “well known”, I mean well known for the right reasons!

  2. Toffeeapple

    Nah, I had no clue either. Also, I did a Citizenship test today and I don’t qualify even though I have lived on this island for 73 years. What a load of bollocks those questions were, too! Have a good weekend.

    • Masher

      Ha ha! I reckon I would probably fail it too.

  3. Brennig

    Ada Lovelace? That’s Linda’s sister?

    I’ll get my coat

    • Masher

      And hat.
      And maybe a good pair of walking boots.

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