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  • Palindrome Day

    A palindrome is something which reads the same whether read backwards or forwards --- words such as "level" and names such as "Hannah".

    Writing today's date in numbers is also a rare palindrome: 02-02-2020 . Even rarer is the fact that only two numerals, 0 and 2 , are required to write today's date.

    Also, it doesn't matter if the format is DD-MM-YYYY , MM-DD-YYYY or YYYY-MM-DD, it is still a palindrome.

    Another numerical oddity is that today is the 33rd day of the year, with 333 days remaining in the year.
    Bill Jarvis

  • #2
    I knew the palindrome part about today and I believe that it is the first time in 999 years that it has happened. Also, you give a good reminder that this year is a leap year (we have an extra day to get through February).
    Gary L.
    Wappinger, NY

    SDC member since 1968
    Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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    • #3
      Use this knowledge for good.
      The only difference between death and taxes is that death does not grow worse every time Congress convenes. - Will Rogers

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Chris Pile View Post
        Use this knowledge for good.


        The Ballad of Palindrome

        "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

        Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
        Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
        sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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        • #5
          Studegary, the last two times this happened were 11-02-2011 (Feb.11 or Nov.2.2011 depending on how you read it) and 10-02-2001 (Feb.10 or Oct.2.2001) . The next two are 12-02-2021 (Feb.12 or Dec.2.2021) and 22-02-2022 (Feb.22.2022 only). After that, there is a wait until 03-02-2030 .

          The one that does not repeat for a long time is writing a date with two digits -- Not until Mar.3.3030 !
          Bill Jarvis

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          • #6
            Bill,
            It appears the winter days are longer and colder in Moncton than I thought. Hang in there buddy!
            Bill

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Greenstude View Post
              Studegary, the last two times this happened were 11-02-2011 (Feb.11 or Nov.2.2011 depending on how you read it) and 10-02-2001 (Feb.10 or Oct.2.2001) . The next two are 12-02-2021 (Feb.12 or Dec.2.2021) and 22-02-2022 (Feb.22.2022 only). After that, there is a wait until 03-02-2030 .

              The one that does not repeat for a long time is writing a date with two digits -- Not until Mar.3.3030 !
              Thanks. I guess that it was the two digit thing that hasn't happened in a long time.

              EDIT: I'm thinking that it would have been 11/11/1111(uses one digit and about 909 years ago).
              Last edited by studegary; 02-02-2020, 11:01 AM.
              Gary L.
              Wappinger, NY

              SDC member since 1968
              Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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              • #8
                Bill, that usually is correct. However, a couple of weeks ago our daughter who lives in North Vancouver sent us a picture taken out her front door showing more snow than we had here at the time. On the other side of the coin, 28 years ago today, Feb.2.1992, we were in the final few hours of a snowstorm that in 54 hours brought us 161 cm (63 inches) of heavy, wet snow.

                Bill
                Bill Jarvis

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