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Moment of History


Niknut Plus
10 2.5k 82 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2020 11:10AM
Have you noticed todays date....2nd/Feb/2020 ????....numerically 02.02.2020 !!!.....a mirror image of numbers !!.GrinGrin

The last time this happened was 20th/Feb/2002......numerically 20.02.2002 !!!

The next time will be on 12th/Feb/2021 ??.....numerically 12.02.2021 !!!

History in the making perhaps ????....at least I think so !!.....WinkGrinGrinGrinGrin

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altitude50 15 17.6k United Kingdom
2 Feb 2020 11:24AM
Very good. And at 2020 hrs + 02 seconds or 20 seconds today it will be 02022020202002 or better still - 0202202020202020 (I think!)
saltireblue Plus
9 10.4k 59 Norway
2 Feb 2020 11:28AM

Quote:Have you noticed todays date....2nd/Feb/2020 ????....numerically 02.02.2020 !!!.....a mirror image of numbers !!.GrinGrin

The last time this happened was 20th/Feb/2002......numerically 20.02.2002 !!!

The next time will be on 12th/Feb/2021 ??.....numerically 12.02.2021 !!!

History in the making perhaps ????....at least I think so !!.....WinkGrinGrinGrinGrin


Quote:Very good. And at 2020 hrs + 02 seconds or 20 seconds today it will be 02022020202002 or better still - 0202202020202020 (I think!)


Only one place to be on a date like this then - the O2 Arena in London...Wink
Niknut Plus
10 2.5k 82 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2020 11:28AM

Quote:Very good. And at 2020 hrs + 02 seconds or 20 seconds today it will be 02022020202002 or better still - 0202202020202020 (I think!)


GrinGrinGrinGrin .....Brilliant !!.....I hadn't thought about the time, well sussed out !!.Grin
Jestertheclown 11 8.1k 252 England
2 Feb 2020 3:23PM
02.02.2020.

Known as a "palindrome;" something that reads the same forwards as it does backwards.

Did you know that there's also a word in the English language, it's the only one, that reads the same forwards, backwards and upside down . . . ?
Niknut Plus
10 2.5k 82 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2020 3:47PM

Quote:

Did you know that there's also a word in the English language, it's the only one, that reads the same forwards, backwards and upside down . . . ?



At a guess........OXO ???????GrinGrin
Jestertheclown 11 8.1k 252 England
2 Feb 2020 6:14PM

Quote:At a guess........OXO ???????

Alright, there are two!

Although, strictly speaking, OXO's a brand name but I suppose it counts.

The one that I was referring to is "NOON."
saltireblue Plus
9 10.4k 59 Norway
2 Feb 2020 6:38PM

Quote:
Quote:At a guess........OXO ???????

Alright, there are two!

Although, strictly speaking, OXO's a brand name but I suppose it counts.

The one that I was referring to is "NOON."


Oxo is in the Oxford Dictionary, so definitely counts.
In fact, it is more genuine an example than 'noon', as oxo is the same regardless of whether you use lower or uppercase letters, whereas noon can only work in uppercase...Smile
Niknut Plus
10 2.5k 82 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2020 7:39PM
[quote

The one that I was referring to is "NOON."


I'm not convinced about the word NOON ??......left to right & right to left work OK, but hold
a mirror above or below the word & the letter N isn't correct as the middle sloping bit is now
the wrong way !!.....this doesn't happen with OXO !

The only letters that comply with the requirements are "I", "O" & "X" ??????

Blimey, this is getting deep.....I'd better water my drinks down a bit more !!.WinkWinkWinkWinkGrin
Cephus Plus
15 2.5k England
2 Feb 2020 7:55PM
NUSES RUN
Jestertheclown 11 8.1k 252 England
2 Feb 2020 7:56PM


Quote:hold a mirror above or below the word & the letter N isn't correct

That's because, as opposed to turning it upside down, you're creating a mirror image; everything's reversed.

Simply turn the word through 180 and it'll look exactly the same.
pathrover 4 44 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2020 10:27PM

Quote:NUSES RUN


Spelling errors are the curse of the palindromist!!!!!
pathrover 4 44 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2020 10:29PM

Quote:Have you noticed todays date....2nd/Feb/2020 ????....numerically 02.02.2020 !!!.....a mirror image of numbers !!.GrinGrin

The last time this happened was 20th/Feb/2002......numerically 20.02.2002 !!!

The next time will be on 12th/Feb/2021 ??.....numerically 12.02.2021 !!!

History in the making perhaps ????....at least I think so !!.....WinkGrinGrinGrinGrin




Today is the only one of these that works in America as well.
thewilliam2 3 1.4k
3 Feb 2020 10:29AM
And the next will be on 12-02-2021.
Niknut Plus
10 2.5k 82 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2020 11:29AM


Quote:

Simply turn the word through 180 and it'll look exactly the same.



OK, I can see that working, I assumed the word was inverted by rolling forwards or backwards !

Roll on 12.02.2021 !!!!.WinkGrin

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