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Palindrome Day: Today Is A Palindrome Date

Happy palindrome day.

For those who don’t know what a palindrome is, it’s a word, phrase, number or other sequence of units that can be read the same way in either direction.

Word palindromes include, madam, racecar and WOW—According to Guiness World Records, the 19-letter Finnish word saippuakivikauppias is reportedly the world’s longest palindromic word in everyday use.

Character palindrome examples include radar and pop while phrases include,”dammit, I’m mad.”

One famous english palindrome is, “Madam, I’m Adam.”

In some cases there are even name palindromes. One example of this is reportedly, a Cambodian Prime Minister named Lon Nol. More common palindrome names are Eve and Anna.

In some cases, even classical music boasts palindromes like some of Mozart’s music and some of Robert Simpson’s works. More recently, Paul Simon produced a song, “You Can Call Me Al,” which reportedly features a palindromic bass run.

But as far as dates, today is considered a palindrome. According to the Los Angeles Times, today is extra special because 11,022,011 equals another palindrome, 1001 X 11 X 1001.

And it’s not the only one we’ll have this month. We have another one coming up November 1, 11-1-11 and November 11, 11-11-11 if you go by DD/MM/YYYY notation.

According to MSNBC, Next year’s Palindrome Days are February 10, 2-10-2012, February 21, 21-02-2012, and October 2, 2-10-2012.

 

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