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Hopefully have another Palindrome day event soon :)

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Palindrome Day (Edinburgh 2020) :)

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Hidden : Sunday, 02 February 2020
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02 February 2020, 14:45 - 15:45

When: Sunday, February 2nd, 2020

Where: Union Park, Edinburgh Corstorphine area

Time: 1451 hours till 1541 hours (I'd have put that in the display above, but it wouldn't let me) 🙁

 

Something a bit different for events this time. 🙂 This event is to commemorate Palindrome Day, which happens rarely and is quite fascinating to see in action without realising it 😲

 

'palin dromo' (Greek) - meaning 'running back again' or simply meaning -

 

Palindrome:

A palindrome is a word, phrase, verse or sentence that reads the same forward or backwards.

This means that today's event date 2nd Feb 2020 is therefore a palindromic date 😁 (02/02/2020)

Fact: There's been a Palindrome week every year since 2011, every century has 9 years with 10 Palindrome days in a row. These years are always in the 2nd decade of the century. The next time this neat number game happens is in 2021. 

 

Some examples of Palindromes:

Anna

Civic

Deleveled

Hannah

Solos

Stats

Tenet

Kayak

Level

Madam

Racecar

Radar

Rotor

Sagas

Minim

Kook

Wow

Noon

Top Spot

Rotator

 

​​​​​​Palindrome Sentences:

Poor Dan is in a droop.

Never odd or even.

Too bad I hid a boot.

Was it a car or a cat I saw?

Madam, I'm Adam.

So many dynamos!

 

And so on lol. :)

 

Bonus fact:

The world's longest palindromic word is the onomatopoeic TATTARRATTAT, mentioned in Ulysses (1922) for a knock on the door.

 

That's enough about Palindromes lol, so feel free to come along, bring Tbs with you and share some stories 😎

 

Additional note:

Hands up who spotted the coordinates for the event are Palindromic too? 😆 (N55 56.130 W003 16.555) only place in Edinburgh that was actually free for this, so quite a fascinating thing to learn 🙂

 

See you there! 

 

- Dwarf

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