Amazing Fact Of the Day
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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.