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Saturday, January 02, 2010

Happy Palindrome Day!

In month-day-year format (MM-DD-YYYY), today can be written as 01-02-2010 the numerical version of a palindrome.

A palindrome is a name (Mike Kim), word (rotator), phrase (Poor Dan is in a droop) or number (01022010) that reads the same backward and forward.

The last palindrome day was Oct. 2, 2001 — or 10-02-2001. Prior to that one, you have to go back over 600 years to Aug. 31, 1380 or 08-31-1380!

The next palindrome day is Nov. 2, 2011 or 11-02-2011. That will be the third of only 12 palindrome dates in the 21st century.

List of 21st-century palindrome dates
  • 10-02-2001
  • 01-02-2010 - today!
  • 11-02-2011 - You have 10 months to prepare!
  • 02-02-2020
  • 12-02-2021
  • 03-02-2030
  • 04-02-2040
  • 05-02-2050
  • 06-02-2060
  • 07-02-2070
  • 08-02-2080
  • 09-02-2090
Thinking of palindrome days gives me good memories of my high school math teacher, Mr. Rodney Crittenden, who love palindromes.

Image showing today's mirror image date is courtesy of Aziz Inan, a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Portland

What are your favorite palindromes? Post them in the comments section and I will publish the good, clean ones (and chuckle at the dirty ones!!!)

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