SIGN UP

Date 08/08/08

Avatar Image
LostSheep | 23:47 Mon 04th Aug 2008 | How it Works
6 Answers
Hi,

Bit of a random question here, is there a special name for dates that have the same 3 numbers repeated? Like 06/06/06 and 07/07/07 - I think you get the picture.

Thanks!

Answers

1 to 6 of 6rss feed

Best Answer

No best answer has yet been selected by LostSheep. Once a best answer has been selected, it will be shown here.

For more on marking an answer as the "Best Answer", please visit our FAQ.
Yes, they are called "Dates that have the same 3 numbers repeated, but only if you include leading zeros for the month and day, and leave out the first 2 digits of the year"
It is called a Palindrome.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palindrome
thought a palindrome was when u could spell something backwards and it be the same,like 08/08/08,not80/80/80
No, they are not palindromes at all. For instance 070707 reversed is 707070. Besides, they aren't full dates - that one would be 07 07 2007.
The main reason the Chinese like 8/8/08 is that the number 8 in the Eastern world is a lucky number, it sounds similar to their word for prosper, wealth and fortune . If you've seen the HSBC ads with the car number plate 8 that gives you some idea of thier love for this number.
Look her under Chinese Numerology for more info.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numerology#Chines e_numerology

Similarly the number 4 is considered very unlucky can mean death or suffering (similar to our number 13) . When Alfa Romeo launched their 164 in the far East it was rebaged as the 168 so as not to affect sales.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfa_Romeo_164
Question Author
Thanks for your help!

1 to 6 of 6rss feed

Do you know the answer?

Date 08/08/08

Answer Question >>