One in three thousand!

Today is August 8, 2008. Writing the date in terms of numbers, this day is represented as 08/08/08 – the eighth day of the eighth month of the eighth year of the twenty-first century!


It is quite interesting to note that such an occurrence is quite rare. There are only twelve days for every century when the day, the month and the year can be represented by the same number. In other words, an Earthling who lives for one hundred years (which is quite rare, unless one lives in Japan) will get to see such a date only 12 times in 36,525 days {(75×365)+(25×366)}. So a day like this has a 1 in 3,043.75 chance of occurring, which makes it somewhat special.

Have a great day, Earthlings! ๐Ÿ™‚

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3 Responses to One in three thousand!

  1. Sakhi says:

    no its not quite rare… it occured o1/01/01 and then 02/02/02 and then…u get my point ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜› it will go on every uear till 12/12/12… so dont worry!

    ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›

  2. vishesh says:

    @sakhi:lol ๐Ÿ™‚ nice observation

    @raj: remember to turn off the lights…at 8 for 8 mins ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Hey Sakhi . . . that is exactly what I wrote . . . that such a date would occur only twelve times in a century ๐Ÿ™‚ Don’t you think 12 in 36,525 is rare? ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜›
    I missed it, Vishesh . . . I came home only after 8:30 ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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