By - Hugh_JaRod
If you are at least 22 months old, you have also lived during 02/02/2020.
If you are at least 10 years old, you have lived during 11/02/2011. If you’re a year older than that, 01/02/2010.
Both of these dates are also palindromes and ambigrams.
If you live in a country where the day of the month comes before the month, you also have 20/02/2002.
And Feb 12, 2021 in most of the world excluding the handful of countries that use mm/DD/yyyy
*12 Feb 2021 just looks nicer
Its funny how its all made up and doesnt mean a thing
No I bought a lottery ticket to day and won 2.00.
my oldest kid was born on 11/02/2011 and that was r/oddlysatisfying to me!
Mine 01/10/2010 - almost binary 😆
22/02/2022 is on the way. So he was born after 21/02/2021 and will die before 22/02 next year. So incredible for a 10 month old
12th feb huh wish I’d known at the time it was a once in a lifetime event
If you use dd/mm/yyyy format like any normal human being, it's not a once in a lifetime thing.
22 Feb '22 = 22022022
In Japan, it’s 20211202 (yyyymmdd), which also works the same, even though it’s arranged differently.
The best format available. No ambiguity, better for sorting in files for example etc
ISO-8601 for life.
8601 does not care about your messy and incorrect life. get on its level, or suffer the shame of failure
All of my important files have names that start date formatted like this. It makes for extremely quick sequencing of different versions.
The great one: yyyy.mm.dd.
The good one: dd.mm.yyyy
The weird one: mm.yyyy.dd
The wtf is that: mm.dd.yyyy
Don't forget yyyy/mm/dd, which is used in all of East Asia (1.6 billion people). 20211202 is a palindrome and ambigram too.
Edit: as an East Asian I'm really annoyed by all the comments saying "normal people use dd/mm/yyyy" Remember the ISO standard is our format!
Are you using the Gregorian calendar or have you "optimised" that too?
As an IT guy, I prefer ISO as well and use it at the very least anywhere where sorting by date might be useful.
I don't use it when communicating with non-IT people though, since that, ironically, just causes confusion.
I work on one system that uses mmmddyy in an alphabetically sorted list. So dec0221 is close to the top of the list and comes just after dec0220. Whereas the file from two days earlier nov3021 is halfway down the list.
When are you resigning?
Wtf... That's so stupid. Why would you even sort that thing?
Can you share the og author of that r/softwaregore for perpetual shaming?
Unix time for the win!
Both small/medium/large and large/medium/small are fine with me because they both make a lot of sense.
But of course the country that measures butter in cups uses the only option that doesn't make sense.
Normal people use either biggest to lower or lowest to biggest. Only madmen would think that medium-small-big is comfortable.
ISO master race for life!!!
U might like r/iso8601 ;)
YYYY/MM/DD is actually common enough in Canada as well. I run it all the time especially when naming files for work
Hungary and Lithuania: I guess we are Asian then
No, we just have common sense to not use stupid date formats.
It's not yust in Asia we write like that in eastern Europe.
TIL! Also, for work I often need to make pictures of work related stuff and make a document of it afterwards. I keep the document and original pictures in folder and to keep it organized I use yyyy/mm/dd as folder name (followed by the street where I took the pictures) for easy reference. It's so easy. And I didn't knew it was an ISO standard.
it's a weird thing to feel superior about
They need something.
My next birthday. Damn. Getting old again.
You’re so lucky to have a birthday on Twosday. Tuesday 22/02/2022 can we trade places I’ll even take your age.
I actually love my birthday digits. Except for the year tho. '93
Dude you’re just a year younger than me haha. You ain’t old! Just celebrate the twosday for me 🥂
Came here to say this
Hopelijk is je toaster snel hersteld
yeah, me too, i was 11 then, and as a swede it's completely counter intuitive to read 9/11 as september 11th, to me that reads as the 9th of november. but people may use whatever the hell they want, as soon as they don't scream at me for having learned it this way.
Yeah I just hate when they act like we’re stupid for using it. It’s how we say the dates out loud. We almost always say “September 11th”. And will almost never say “the 11th of September”
Yeah I noticed it then!
Did you know, every single date in history is a once in a lifetime event?
I guess OP is American and thought it was mm/dd/yyyy
It seems it's not so unique or special if half the world misses it due to formatting differences lol.
The rest of the world: today is 12th February?
Eastern Europe: Today is 1202. 20. 21st?
12 February 2021 or 1202 Octodecember 21
Bugger, I'm nearly 10 months late.
But.. Feb the 12th was a pretty cool day if memory serves
My 40th birthday!
And my 30th!
Go back to anywhere other than America and enjoy your logically arraigned date syntax!
You're only 10 months too late
I am in US but I saw my friends in India say the same thing on 11th Feb earlier this year
It was the 12th. Because [most of the world](https://i.redd.it/nm9w0lbeso281.png) writes (and says) their dates in the day/month/year format, so February 12th 2021 is 12.02.2021. Today's date is the USified version of that.
Yes but 12/02 in India is still 11/02 in the US because of time differences
not all day though?
India: GMT+5:30 and USA: UTC−5
So that's 10 hours at least. But an extra hour for every zone you travel towards the west of USA.
It was Feb 12th in India but it was 11th for me in US. My comment was crafted to create that confusion :)
Time is a construct
I remember celebrating this glorious moment back in February, you guys are behind on the times!
No, there are many palindromes that can be selected by choosing a weird date format.
[Palindromic dates](https://www.reddit.com/r/Damnthatsinteresting/comments/r6ymfe/comment/hmx2922/?utm_source=reddit&utm_medium=web2x&context=3) if you only consider the 8 digit dates and not ones where leading zeros are removed or when the year is just 2 digits, because that's cheating ;)
You mean ambigram
I think palindromes apply to arbitrary sequences but this new word to me is very interesting.
Ambigram is the upside down/right way up version of palindrome's forwards/backwards if I'm reading this correctly (and remembering reading it in that Dan Brown book)
Yeah I confused him saying date format with font (as in using a font to make it look the same upside down)
These things happen, much like OP forgetting the rest of the world uses a normal date format, which has multiple palindrome dates :D
In Latin America that happened back in February
Like in most of the world
Tell me you’re American without telling me you’re American.
For murica i think
Rest of the world did it on 12th February.
It’s the 12 of February??
We passed this date nearly 10 months ago
Future palindromic dates:
|DMY (YDM)|YMD (MDY)|
As someone to who is still living in 12012021 I was very confused at first.
Who the fuck keep track of this shit?
There have been several actually
My mom has a class ring from 1961, it reads the same from both directions.
Gives me a headache to look at.
I hate the US dating system
yeah tinder is trash
and grindr is just nuts
They just need to flip it around: 20211202, this makes much more sense.
Join us on /r/iso8601
At least they're consistent with their weird use of numbers, I guess.
Yeah fuck the US and how they write dates. Loser/s
Only in America!
No, because of next year for the rest of the world that doesn't use MM/DD/YYYY...
Also, nearly anything can be an ambigram with the right font.
Only in USA, that insists in using fucked up metrics for everything, even a simple thing as a date. How hard is it to understand the concept of day > month > year? Who the hell invented this and why the fuck other people listened to him?
At least when you flip it around: 20211202, now it's r/ISO8601
Wait though it 12012021
Not if you are
older than 10 years…
11022011, or 20 years 10022001
This happened in February for the majority of the world
Only one ever, also you have to be american
Only in america
It's not the 12th of Feb tho, so this is wrong af.
Why dont u people just measure time in feet or claws like everything else?
Don't tempt them. They might start measuring time in BA (before America) and AA (after America) with the first day of the year being 28th June 1776.
Only in US date format..
Wait for all the Americans to start saying “this is an American app on the internet developed and funded by the US” 🤣🤣🤣🤣
YYYYMMDD works too, no? 20211202
Tried this. 02122021 is not the same backwards.
I mean this works if you are in the US which uses the wring way of saying the date, this format is MM/DD/YYYY when in the entire rest of the world it’s DD/MM/YYYY
but its 02/12/2021
I was gonna share this then realised that non Americans will be confused
I just want Healthcare.
No it’s not. Cause today’s date is 02.12.2021
Why in the sweet fuck does a post which is so wrong for so many reasons have over 600 upvotes?
The Comments are funny
well no but actually no
People arguing about date formats but 02/02/2020 worked in DDMMYYYY, MMDDYYYY, and YYYYMMDD
Am i the only one who likes YYYY/DD/MM?
Date format is wrong.
For us non Americans. 22022022 . Save the date .
It is not the 12th of February today!
Today's date is 02/12/21.
Today's date is 2021-12-02.
Only for Americans..
If you are an American who weirdly puts months before days when writing the date. The date is 2/12/21.
Days. Months. Years. Like a sane person would write it.
I thought it spelt boobies, i was dissapointed
Cant read it in a mirror though
Today's my birthday
But just if you count MMDDYYYY you weirdo. Lol
DDMMYYYY where I live
YYYYMMDD is okay too of course
Fixed it for you
no it isnt. day before month
Oh shit, it even works if you write it in the correct order: 20211202
Yes, but your numbers are wrong :P
It's not February
And for some its not 02/12/2021
If you are in the USA, I think the rest of the world celebrated this back in February :p
it’s 02 12 2021
Today's my brother's birthday and he survived stage 4 lymphoma 23yrs ago. A very special day indeed :)
Only in dumberica
No, it's not. It was in 12/11/21
not if you write the date correctly
Nope this was last february
But today is 2 december 2021, not 12 february 2021 like on the image. You are late lmao
The Q Anon crowd will have a field day with this.
Ich verstehe dieses Maimai nicht
Lg aus Deutschland
And they can read it in Australia too without rotating their phones. Nice!
Ugh... It's Day/Month/Year, or Year/Month/Day. Come on!
Yes but only if you are American.
oh I'm sorry, you missed it by almost 10 months
Only in America. The rest of the world goes day/month/year
And my daughter is 21 today!
always year month day
Not in the U.K. it isn’t.
12th Feb 2021 lol.
Perfect date to release tenet.
But only for Americans. Normal people write it DD-MM-YYYY alright lmao.
Only in the USA, the rest of the world is able to write and read the date properly.
Fucking yanks and their bullshit...
I wanted to comment something like “wow that’s cool “but then I see all these smart people comments and idk what to say now should I be impressed or disappointed in op ?
Tomorrow actually, today is Dec 1st not 2nd. (In American times at least, and since the month is before the day I can assume you match that timezone)
It’s the 2nd already in EST.
Normal date please?
Why are you posting about a date that was almost 10 months ago?
For Americans only, so it doesn’t count lol
Yeah only for the tiny minority of countries that struggles using a correct date format ... it's like seeing your special children proudly showing you he learned to applause while slapping his own face with a huge smile, we still love it but damn.
This is only in countries where they do the date in an illogical order. Everywhere else, its 02122021.
Only in America, because they write their dates stupid
Going by US dating 10022001, 11022011 would also work.
It’s a Palomino!
Why does this guy keep staring at me?
Even better as today is my birthday:)
How many dummies turned thier phone upside down 'just to check'?? +1 for me! 🙃
There's also 20.02.2002 for those of us old enough.
02.12.21 I don't see it
Let me fix that for you so it actually makes sense..... 02122021
Let's be real, people use dd/mm/yyyy or yyyy/mm/dd. Only simpletons would use mm/dd/yyyy
Exactly. Americans are illogical AF 😂
Not in Spain: 02122021
Thia annoys me yse the normal d/m/y format
only in american month first format. the rest of the world is in. 02122021
Well not in mainland Europe where we use 02/12/2021
But what about 02,12,21 for Europeans?