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2002 - cellophane — LiveJournal
the story of an invisible girl
Happy new year! Happy palindrome year! I was thinking about palindromes, and realized that 2002 is actually the second palindrome year I've experienced in my lifetime. 1991 was also one. Before that, obviously, was 1881, which is unlikely that I or anyone still alive has experienced. Our next one will be 2112, which I probably won't experience either (although you never know, depending on medical advances in the next several decades...). So actually I, and most of my peers, are quite fortunate - we get to experience 2 palindrome years in our lifetimes, when in the past one was likely to be all you'd ever get. Happy new year new happy!

Current Music: I Palindrome I, by They Might Be Giants

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cynnerth From: cynnerth Date: January 1st, 2002 04:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Happy Palindrome Year to you too :-D
guingel From: guingel Date: January 1st, 2002 06:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
!lol! shibby! :D Aren't we lucky?
radiantsoul From: radiantsoul Date: January 2nd, 2002 06:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Someone born in 898 could have enjoyed 898, 909, 919, 929, 939, 949, 959, 969, 979, 989, 999 and 1001. That makes twelve! Would need to have lived to 103 though.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: January 2nd, 2002 04:32 pm (UTC) (Link)


Excellent point! Actually C mentioned that as well, that prior to 1000 the palindromes were a lot more frequent. Heck, folks could have even enjoyed little palindrome years like 11, 22, 33, etc - but I think those are kinda cheating. Plus, I don't think they were actually using our current calendar back that long ago. In fact, C and I were wondering when folks actually did start using this calendar, and if had even occurred before 1000. It probably did, but I don't know when. Furthermore, when were palindromes thought up? So many many factors go into determining how many palindrome years folks got to enjoy before us lucky souls, eh?
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