11022011 November 3, 2011Posted by Fritz in Yachts and other things that float.
Tags: curiosities, math, palindromes
For a guy who hates math, or more correctly just doesn’t ‘get it’, numbers still hold a fascination—especially when they represent something other than just math.
Yesterday, 11/02/2011, was a special day in the world of palindromes—a very rare 8-digit date palindrome that can be read the same way frontward and backward.
This phenomenon has only occurred three times this century. Before that we had to go all the way back to Aug. 31, 1380 (08/31/1380). Pope Urban VI was running things in Europe which was recovering from The Black Death and the Renaissance movement was almost 100 years old.
We’re in a high period of these palindrome dates because of how they are clustered near the beginning of the new millennium. There are nine more 8-digit date palindromes left this century. Now you know.