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Happy (Belated) Palindrome Day!

Jason English

Saturday, 01-02-2010, was the second Palindrome Day of the 21st century. The last time we celebrated was 10-02-2001. But according to the Christian Science Monitor, the Palindrome Day before that was way back in the 14th century, on 08-31-1380.

Anyway, it would have been a good time to plug our "Palindromes are Rasemordnilap!" t-shirt. Oh well. If you're in a t-shirt buying mood, you won't have to wait 600 years for this one to be holiday appropriate—the next Palindrome Day is 11-02-2011.