A palindrome is a word, phrase, or sequence that reads the same backwards as forwards (racecar, madam, nurses run), and today’s date happens to be one and a special one at that.

02/02/2020 is the only one of its kind this century making it a very rare eight-digit palindrome.

The previous eight-digit palindrome like this was 11/11/1111, 909 years ago. We’ll only have to wait another 101 years for 12/12/2121, but the next one after that comes on March 3, 3030.

Darn it I wont be alive to see the next one. Considering that the record for the longest human lifespan is that of Jeanne Calment of France (1875–1997), who lived to age 122 years, 164 days, nah there’s no way. Plus I think men die younger than women. Plus I’d be so old, I probably wouldn’t a give a shit about no date. I’d be way too busy dreaming of sipping piña coladas with Kim Novak, oh feet fail me now!

Here’s Weird Al Yankovic with a song written completely with palindromes in the style of Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues”

~ by Fionnlagh on February 2, 2020.

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