January 2, 2010 by USA Post
Palindrome:Number Games 101 Today is 01-02-2010… that is if you’re an American and you’re accustomed to seeing the date represented by month, day, and year (in Britain, for instance, the day comes before the month). So keeping in mind that we’re playing by American rules, today’s date is a numerical palindrome, or a series that reads the same backwards as it does forwards. It’s a pretty rare event. The last time the date made a numerical palindrome was on 10-02-2001. Before that, it had been centuries — 08-31-1380. Palindromes with dates occur more often in countries that place the day before the month. They will get 60 between the years 2001 and 3000. Compare that to the list below…
Palindrome dates for the 21st Century in the USA:
And, for the heck of it, a few word palindromes:
* Stella won no wallets
* Step on no pets
* Evil did I dwell; lewd I did live
* Gateman sees name, garageman sees name tag
* Go hang a salami; I’m a lasagna hog
* A man, a plan, a canal: Panama
* A new order began, a more Roman age bred Rowena
* A tin mug for a jar of gum, Nita
* A Toyota. Race fast, safe car. A Toyota
* Able was I ere I saw Elba.
Image: Aziz Inan, a professor at the University of Portland, shows today’s date, a palindrome.
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