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It’s Palindrome Day!

A palindrome is the term for when a word or phrase is spelled the same way backwards as it is forward. Some examples of palindromes include level, kayak, civic, radar, solos, tenet, and names like Bob, Otto, and Hannah.

Palindromes aren’t limited to words, though. Numbers can also be palindromes, like today’s date 11/02/2011 (11022011).

It’s always fun when dates and times have interesting patterns. For instance, in just a little over a week, it will be 11/11/11. Palindrome days are especially notable because they are actually pretty rare. There will only be 12 palindrome dates this century. The last one was nearly two years ago, and the next one won’t be for another eight years and some change!

Here’s a list of them all:
October 2, 2001 (10022001)
January 2, 2010 (01022010)
November 2, 2011 (11022011)
February 2, 2020 (02022020)
December 2, 2021 (12022021)
March 2, 2030 (03022030)
April 2, 2040 (04022040)
May 2, 2050 (05022050)
June 2, 2060 (06022060)
July 2, 2070 (07022070)
August 2, 2080 (08022080)
September 2, 2090 (09022090)

1 comment

1 Kevin H { 11.02.11 at 9:27 pm }

Today should have been a worldwide holiday.

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