This is Super Bowl Sunday! We will find out if the San Francisco 49ers awesome defense can shut down the Kansas City Chiefs’ offensive wizardry. Will Jimmy G throw more than eight passes? But, as they say on the infomercials wait, there’s more. It’s Groundhog Day. But, that’s not all.
Today is the second day of February, the second month of the year 2020, OR, 02/02/20 – a palindrome! You know what that is. Palindrome comes from the Greek “palin,” which means “again, back” and “dromos,” meaning “running,” according to Dictionary.com. So palindrome is a word or phrase that runs back on itself.
Simply put, a palindrome is any word, phrase or sequence of numbers that reads the same whether you read it forward or backward, such as “mom,” or “race car.” Author James Joyce invented “tattarrattat,” which is supposed to be the sound of a knock on the door and the longest single-word palindrome in the Oxford English Dictionary.
This is the first global palindrome day in 909 years. We will not have another global palindrome day in this century. The last one went all the way back 909 years to 11/11/1111. We aren’t going to have another one for 101 years on 12/12/2121.
I hope you enjoy it!