So, what is a palindrome you ask? A palindrome is a word, or phrase or even a number that can be read the same way in either direction .. beginning to end or end to beginning.
Examples of words: level, civic, radar, kayak
Examples of phrases: famous ones are “A man, a plan, a canal, Panama!” and “Was it a rat I saw?”
Example of numbers: yesterday’s date 1102011 Do you see it? Read it both ways and you will.
These kinds of things fascinate me. It was brought to my attention again when I came across this blog today: http://gwenelle.wordpress.com/2011/01/10/palindromes-in-2011/ Gwenelle talks about interesting things on there, so you may like to read up on some of this.
I also visited Wikipedia to see what they have to say about it. Interestingly, they say January 2, 2010 (01022010) was the last one and that the next one will be November 2, 2011 (11022011) – but they completely missed January 10, 2011 (1102011)! Maybe because it is one fewer number? Dunno! You can check out the fascinating info they have here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palindrome
Do you ever give things like this any thought? What oddities interest you?
Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings! 🙂