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  1. SOCALHSKR

    SOCALHSKR Redshirt Freshman
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    Today is a very special occasion -- the date is a palindrome, meaning it is the same when read forwards and backwards.


    It is February 2, 2020, or 02/02/2020, in both the MM/DD/YYYY format and the DD/MM/YYYY format. At just after 2 a.m., it was 02:02:20 on 02/02/2020.

    This is the only time such a date will occur this century.

    The previous palindrome date came 909 years ago on 11/11/1111. The next will come in 101 years on 12/12/2121 and after that there will not be another until 03/03/3030. Solihull School Maths Department wrote on Twitter: "Today is a Palindrome Day in all date formats (UK, USA, ISO). It's also a palindrome day of the year (33) and there are a palindrome number of days left in the year (333). Quite a unique day!"
     
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    So if we choose to go with the backwards date, will we start getting younger?

    Redivider.

    Longest palindrome in English language.
     
  3. BigRedRising

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    The longest palindromic word in the Oxford English Dictionary is the onomatopoeic tattarrattat, coined by James Joyce in Ulysses (1922) for a knock on the door. The Guinness Book of Records gives the title to detartrated, the preterite and past participle of detartrate, a chemical term meaning to remove tartrates.
    -Google
     
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    remember that "racecar" spelled backwards is... racecar
     
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    Learned something new today, thank you.
     
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    That guy had way too much time on his hands.
     
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    Also the name of an album by the palindrome-infatuated band “Dopapod”
     
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    In honor of Super Bowl eats:

    TUMS = SMUT :Cool:
     
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    A man, a plan, a canal, Panama.
     
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    fify
     
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