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Monday, February 1, 2010

A palindrome birthday reminder for you...

A palindrome birthday reminder for you...

United Staes recreational mathematician and puzzle maker Martin Gardner's two palindrome birthdays coincided with two palindrome years: his 77th was in 1991 and 88th in 2002.

The year 2002 marked the 171st anniversary of Michael Faraday's discovery of electromagnetic induction. The next palindrome year, 2112, will mark Mother Teresa's 202nd birthday.

The 535th anniversary of the publication of the first edition of Isaac Newton's natural philosophy book PRINCIPIA will take place in 2222. Benjamin Franklin's 626th birthday will happen in 2332, and 2442 will mark the 686th birthday of Austrian composer Wolfgang Arnadeus Mozart, the 636th birthday of British mathematician Augustus De Morgan, and Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan's 555th birthday.

And what is a palindrome, you may ask? Something that reads the same backwards and forwards. I hope I made your day!

Source: Aziz Inan

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