Amazing Fact Of the Day
August 08, 2007, 08:49 PM
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"According to official statistics, Pakistan [population: 165 million] has produced only eight patents in the past 43 years."

Pervez Hoodbhoy, chair of the department of physics at Quaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad, Pakistan

Physics Today

That's bad, really bad. Pakistanis in the US must come up with eight patents patents every, what, year? Month? Still, Pakistanis don't seem to to do that well in invention and high tech entrepreneurship in the U.S., ranking down around Mexican-Americans, but they sure do better than their cousins in Pakistan.