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    Palindrome day

    On a less solemn note, today's date 9-11-19 is one of very few palindromes we will experience in our lifetimes. (Reads the same forward or backward)
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    Unless you add the zero. :P

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    How about 1-2-21? Then there will be 2-2-22 and 2-3-32 and many others.

    My favorite palindrome may be one of the oldest:

    SATOR
    AREPO
    TENET
    OPERA
    ROTAS

    It is latin and has been found among Roman ruins including the ruins of Pompeii.

    Interesting in that it reads horizontally or vertically forwards and backwards.

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    Last edited by Jim Koepke; 09-11-2019 at 8:30 PM. Reason: Spelled AREPO wrong
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Parrish View Post
    Unless you add the zero. :P
    Or use the full year.

    Yeah...other than being something you can have a little fun with, I don't think there's much to this 'experience'. But if you're really into it, there will be others on 9/12/19, 9/13/19, 9/14/19, etc. If you're also willing to be flexible with the format you use, you can experience another such day on November 2nd, 2020 in the U.S. military, Europe, and other locales that use the 'dd/mm/yy' format.

    For a little more meaningless numerical fun: I was born in 1961, which reads the same if you turn it upside-down. You're turning your head sideways right now, aren't you? And one more thing, I was born on the 17th of the month, which is 1+9+6+1.
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    This one is for you Brett.

    For 32 years we lived in a house with the number 2461. For 25 years my parents lived in a house with the number 1942. When they died 15 years ago we moved into their old house, took our brass house numbers with us, and kinda sorta backwards and upside down used the same old brass numbers we had on our house for years.

    Totally meaningless, except for me, especially since my wife and I were both born in 1942. Oh yeah, I was born on the 16th day of October....1+9+4+2.

    Didn't realize palindromes were that common. I just heard the tail end of a report on the news, and thought it was interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett Luna View Post
    Or use the full year.

    Yeah...other than being something you can have a little fun with, I don't think there's much to this 'experience'. But if you're really into it, there will be others on 9/12/19, 9/13/19, 9/14/19, etc. If you're also willing to be flexible with the format you use, you can experience another such day on November 2nd, 2020 in the U.S. military, Europe, and other locales that use the 'dd/mm/yy' format.

    For a little more meaningless numerical fun: I was born in 1961, which reads the same if you turn it upside-down. You're turning your head sideways right now, aren't you? And one more thing, I was born on the 17th of the month, which is 1+9+6+1.
    Or as I recall reading at the time. "Regardless of how you look at it, 1961 is going to be a topsy turvy year".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Potter View Post
    On a less solemn note, today's date 9-11-19 is one of very few palindromes we will experience in our lifetimes. (Reads the same forward or backward)
    Every day for the next week is a palindrome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Potter View Post
    This one is for you Brett.

    For 32 years we lived in a house with the number 2461. For 25 years my parents lived in a house with the number 1942. When they died 15 years ago we moved into their old house, took our brass house numbers with us, and kinda sorta backwards and upside down used the same old brass numbers we had on our house for years.
    Now that's what I call using the ol' frugal noodle.

    Didn't realize palindromes were that common. I just heard the tail end of a report on the news, and thought it was interesting.
    Oh, I agree it can be interesting...and for me, mainly as a mental exercise. On the other hand, I admit that I'm often amused, bemused, and sometimes irritated when people (not you!) breathlessly post these kinds of things on Facebook as if there's something truly significant and rare going on. Dude, no. It's just some number juggling. Same deal with Mars. It is not going to look bigger than the Moon next month. But do they listen? Noooooooooo. </snark>
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett Luna View Post
    For a little more meaningless numerical fun: I was born in 1961, which reads the same if you turn it upside-down. You're turning your head sideways right now, aren't you? And one more thing, I was born on the 17th of the month, which is 1+9+6+1.
    One nice think about being born in 1950 is I can always figure out how old I am, as long as someone tells me the current year and I can still remember how to subtract 50.

    I made sure to get married in an even 10's year which makes it easy to remember which anniversary is coming up (or I missed.) Great for we the memory challenged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John K Jordan View Post
    One nice think about being born in 1950 is I can always figure out how old I am, as long as someone tells me the current year and I can still remember how to subtract 50.

    I made sure to get married in an even 10's year which makes it easy to remember which anniversary is coming up (or I missed.) Great for we the memory challenged.

    JKJ
    Likewise born in 1950. Though my plan was to get married on New Years Day to make it harder to forget our anniversary.

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    Our anniversary is coming up, a week from today...

    We met August 2nd, a few days after my July birthday.
    She gave me a bad phone number (accident) so I couldn't call.
    So the next weekend she called me. While we were talking, lightning hit my house. My daughter and my stereo system got some of it... Omen?
    We spent most of our free time together after that...
    On Wed Sept 18th we took off for Elko Nevada to gamble and get married- not necessarily in that order-
    When we got to Wendover, we were both feeling like we had the flu, so we got a cheap motel and spent the night. This was all spur of the moment so no big deal-
    Next morning we felt much better, gambled a bit, had some breakfast, then headed for Elko.
    We went straight to the courthouse, got a license, went in to see the judge.
    We put out our cigarettes (the old days ) and stood for our vows, said our 'I do's, we were pronounced, and we shook the judges hand in thanks...

    Then I looked at my watch, it had just ticked past 1:10pm...

    It was pure happenstance, that we got married on 9-19-1991 at 9 after 1... ok, so the zero's are deleted but still

    We'd know each other less than 7 weeks. That was 28 years ago, and we still haven't had a 'bad patch'

    But there's something about 1's and 9's...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Potter View Post
    On a less solemn note, today's date 9-11-19 is one of very few palindromes we will experience in our lifetimes. (Reads the same forward or backward)
    Any teen number this month is a palindrome

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    I was curious about Peter's Creek Alaska, so I Googled it. The picture is so spectacular, I printed it.
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