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    2011 - the year of the 'special' numbers

    You guys have probably seen this but I hadn't.

    This year, July has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays.

    This year we're going to experience four unusual dates. 1/1/11, 1/11/11,
    11/1/11, 11/11/11 and that's not all...Take the last two digits of the year
    in which you were born -now add the age you will be this year, and the result
    will be 111 for everyone...!! This year
    October will have 5 Sundays, 5 Mondays and 5 Saturdays. This happens only
    every 823 years...



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    Re: 2011 - the year of the 'special' numbers

    October 2022 has 5 saturdays, sundays, and mondays.



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    Re: 2011 - the year of the 'special' numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by vortec22 View Post
    October 2022 has 5 saturdays, sundays, and mondays.
    Hmm, imagine that. Bad info from a chain email:)



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    Re: 2011 - the year of the 'special' numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    You guys have probably seen this but I hadn't.

    This year, July has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays.

    This year we're going to experience four unusual dates. 1/1/11, 1/11/11,
    11/1/11, 11/11/11 and that's not all...Take the last two digits of the year
    in which you were born -now add the age you will be this year, and the result
    will be 111 for everyone...!!
    This year
    October will have 5 Sundays, 5 Mondays and 5 Saturdays. This happens only
    every 823 years...
    (unless you weren't born in the 1900's)



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    Re: 2011 - the year of the 'special' numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by JY07 View Post
    (unless you weren't born in the 1900's)
    Works for 2000's too. Just not before 1900 which would leave out everyone I think. How old is the oldest living person?

    EDIT: There are several living people born in the 1900's. So, once again the interwebs lie.


    Last edited by 1100011CS; 03-29-2011 at 09:46 AM.

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    Re: 2011 - the year of the 'special' numbers

    9/10/11 is special too.



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    Re: 2011 - the year of the 'special' numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    Works for 2000's too. Just not before 1900 which would leave out everyone I think. How old is the oldest living person?

    EDIT: There are several living people born in the 1900's. So, once again the interwebs lie.
    you must be using some wicked binary math that we don't understand: how does it work if you were born after 1999?



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    Re: 2011 - the year of the 'special' numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by JY07 View Post
    you must be using some wicked binary math that we don't understand: how does it work if you were born after 1999?
    Born in 02, will be 9 this year... oh, I see. It's 11 not 111. Duh.



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    Re: 2011 - the year of the 'special' numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    EDIT: There are several living people born in the 1900's. So, once again the interwebs lie.
    I was born in the 1900s.



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    Re: 2011 - the year of the 'special' numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    You guys have probably seen this but I hadn't.

    This year, July has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays.

    This year we're going to experience four unusual dates. 1/1/11, 1/11/11,
    11/1/11, 11/11/11 and that's not all...Take the last two digits of the year
    in which you were born -now add the age you will be this year, and the result
    will be 111 for everyone...!! This year
    October will have 5 Sundays, 5 Mondays and 5 Saturdays. This happens only
    every 823 years...
    I like how this keeps floating around everywhere likes its voodoo magic. Who would have guessed if you start with the year your born, and add the number of years you have been living, would equal the current year?

    I wonder if I try the same thing next year if it will be 112, just like the year will be 2012.



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    Re: 2011 - the year of the 'special' numbers

    Any month with 31 days always has five of each of three consecutive days of the week (five Mon, Tues, Wed; five Fri, Sat, Sun; or similar). Each one of those seven possibilities happens one seventh of the time, although it's not a strict seven-year cycle because of leap years.



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    Re: 2011 - the year of the 'special' numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by Farnsworth View Post
    I like how this keeps floating around everywhere likes its voodoo magic. Who would have guessed if you start with the year your born, and add the number of years you have been living, would equal the current year?

    I wonder if I try the same thing next year if it will be 112, just like the year will be 2012.
    I think the point is this year the result is 111. Well, kinda (see above).



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    Re: 2011 - the year of the 'special' numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by mred View Post
    Any month with 31 days always has five of each of three consecutive days of the week (five Mon, Tues, Wed; five Fri, Sat, Sun; or similar). Each one of those seven possibilities happens one seventh of the time, although it's not a strict seven-year cycle because of leap years.
    My thoughts, exactly. Now show me a month with 3 Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays! That would be something.

    20 Saturdays would be nice, too.


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    Re: 2011 - the year of the 'special' numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS
    You guys have probably seen this but I hadn't.

    This year, July has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays.

    This year we're going to experience four unusual dates. 1/1/11, 1/11/11,
    11/1/11, 11/11/11 and that's not all...Take the last two digits of the year
    in which you were born -now add the age you will be this year, and the result
    will be 111 for everyone...!! This year
    October will have 5 Sundays, 5 Mondays and 5 Saturdays. This happens only
    every 823 years...
    So how does this correlate to the number 23?



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