By Adrian Ma
On Friday's Daily Radar: a computer program reveals the most boring day of the 20th century, McDonald's offers McDegrees, and test your knowledge of CFL history ahead of this weekend's Grey Cup.
1. Christmas may be a month away, but that didn't stop a flash mob of carollers from breaking out into a flawless rendition of Hallelujah at a busy shopping mall food court in Welland, Ont. A video recording of the surprise performance posted to YouTube has gone viral, attracting more than 1.6 million views since it was posted last week. While the singing is fantastic, the best part of the clip may be the stunned expressions of the burger-clutching onlookers.
2. A U.K. scientist has developed a computer program that has calculated the most boring day of the 20th century. The program was fed millions of facts about people, places, and news events, and then used complex algorithms to determine which day was most lacklustre, the Telegraph reports. Apparently, the 20th century's most boring day was April 11, 1954. The programmer, William Tunstall-Pedoe, said no major events happened that day, and nobody significant died. Belgium held an election, and Turkish electrical engineering professor Abdullah Atalar was the most notable person born. "The irony is, though, that -- having done the calculation -- the day is interesting for being exceptionally boring," Tunstall-Pedoe said. "Unless, that is, you are Abdullah Atalar."
3. The world-famous annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City has come and gone, but you can relive the festivities at blog.rounds.com, thanks to this pretty cool parade balloon photo essay. After all, nothing commemorates thankfulness and the bountiful harvest more than a terrifyingly huge Spider-Man balloon floating down the streets of Manhattan.
4. Would you like a degree with that Big Mac? Fast-food giant McDonald's is now offering a business management program for its U.K. employees, according to the BBC. The two-year degree program, accredited by Manchester Metropolitan University, incorporates the school's management development syllabus but has been modified to include online courses and on-the-job training, so McDonald's employees can complete it without having to stop serving up McNuggets.
5. Finally, the 98th Grey Cup takes places in Edmonton this Sunday. The Saskatchewan Roughriders will meet the Montreal Alouettes in the ultimate battle for Canadian football supremacy. While the players test their mettle on the gridiron, you can test your knowledge of CFL history with this CBC Sports.ca quiz.
What stories are you following today?
Meet the Community Team
CBC News Community team, from left to right: Andrew Yates, Andrea Lee-Greenberg, Lauren O'Neil, John Bowman
If you're part of the CBC News community, you're likely to meet one of us: we're the folks working to produce and promote your stories. Read more about us.
More Your Community Entries
- 2012 (1155)
- Should dogs and cats be taxed?
- May photo contest: Daisy macro
- Your take: A Harley Davidson lost in the tsunami changed my life
- Reaction to the law on Quebec protests
- Was Montreal right to ban masks during public protests?
- Nude Harper painting gets chilly online reception
- Should the Quebec government suspend classes?
- Do you agree with the police watchdog's G20 report recommendations?
- Online dater sends out awkward post-date survey
- Should Nik Wallenda use a safety device to cross Niagara Falls?
- Should government seek clemency for Canadians on death row?
- Ugly Meter app worries cyber bullying activists
- And the winner of our April showers photo contest is...
- What would you add to Avery Canahuati's bucket list?
- Who is Titanic II backer Clive Palmer?
- Trending April 30: Titanic II, Conrad Black
- Should Conrad Black regain his Canadian citizenship?
- CBC's David McKie on investigative reporting
- Should rooftop missiles be installed for London Olympics security?
- Obama and Kimmel high-five at White House Correspondents' Dinner
- March photo contest: the winner!
- Shatner-hosted 2012 Juno Awards inspire fanfare
- 10 readers share their Katimavik stories
- Katimavik defended 26 years after Hébert hunger strike
- Earth Hour, Mega Millions, angry 'Beliebers' in morning trends
- Maple syrup hoarders prepare for shortage
- Top 5 at 5: CBC North
- Would bigger tax exemptions encourage you to shop across the border?
- What were your happiest years?
- Should charities lose their status for protesting?
- Community reaction to the Pierre Poutine revelations
- Top 5 at 5: Business stories
- Lady Gaga and Oprah Winfrey launch anti-bullying foundation
- Davy Jones honoured by fans on social media
- February photo contest: the winner!
- Women take the leap and propose marriage on Feb. 29
- Community reaction to closing of high Arctic lab
- Would you freeze-dry a deceased pet?
- U.S. storm watchers swap stories on social media
- Should Canada create an asbestos registry?
- January photo contest: the winner
- Top 5 at 5: Montreal stories
- Should Peru's uncontacted tribes be left alone?
- Is Ashton Kutcher right to block journalists from his Twitter feed?
- Would you wear Dress Pant Sweatpants in your workplace?
- Where do you donate your used clothing?
- Could a UN resolution help end Syria's unrest?
- Top 5 at 5: Politics stories
- Do you trust a camel that predicts Super Bowl winners?
- Community reaction to the Shafia trial verdict
- May (107)