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ksschank

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.


Asleep_Cow6813

And Feb 12, 2021 in most of the world excluding the handful of countries that use mm/DD/yyyy


Liggliluff

*12 Feb 2021 just looks nicer


elektromas

Its funny how its all made up and doesnt mean a thing


BiscottiGloomy6194

No I bought a lottery ticket to day and won 2.00.


snowthecrow

my oldest kid was born on 11/02/2011 and that was r/oddlysatisfying to me!


_NuissanceValue_

Mine 01/10/2010 - almost binary 😆


vavettan

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


marrangutang

12th feb huh wish I’d known at the time it was a once in a lifetime event


CauwerT

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


chaos-sanctuary

In Japan, it’s 20211202 (yyyymmdd), which also works the same, even though it’s arranged differently.


soundpriest

The best format available. No ambiguity, better for sorting in files for example etc


Just2LetYouKnow

ISO-8601 for life.


andrewreaganm

r/ISO8601


justsomeph0t0n

8601 does not care about your messy and incorrect life. get on its level, or suffer the shame of failure


caalger

All of my important files have names that start date formatted like this. It makes for extremely quick sequencing of different versions.


Gewurah

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


HeHH1329

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!


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ActreDirt

Are you using the Gregorian calendar or have you "optimised" that too?


nio_nl

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.


up-quark

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.


funnythrone

When are you resigning?


DanAlucard

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?


OlaRune

Unix time for the win!


Fala1

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.


TheEightSea

Normal people use either biggest to lower or lowest to biggest. Only madmen would think that medium-small-big is comfortable.


Jermine1269

ISO master race for life!!! U might like r/iso8601 ;)


theShinyCA

YYYY/MM/DD is actually common enough in Canada as well. I run it all the time especially when naming files for work


Retyka

Hungary and Lithuania: I guess we are Asian then


torrented_some_cash

No, we just have common sense to not use stupid date formats.


Blitzcinema

It's not yust in Asia we write like that in eastern Europe.


Krulsnor

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.


sfguy1977

8601 baby!!


Wispeon

it's a weird thing to feel superior about


Azar002

They need something.


mhacka22

My next birthday. Damn. Getting old again.


YourDailyGinAndTonic

You’re so lucky to have a birthday on Twosday. Tuesday 22/02/2022 can we trade places I’ll even take your age.


mhacka22

I actually love my birthday digits. Except for the year tho. '93


YourDailyGinAndTonic

Dude you’re just a year younger than me haha. You ain’t old! Just celebrate the twosday for me 🥂


KapotteToaster

Came here to say this


CauwerT

Hopelijk is je toaster snel hersteld


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123TEKKNO

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.


FireLordObamaOG

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”


explain_that_shit

Yeah I noticed it then!


LordIronskull

Did you know, every single date in history is a once in a lifetime event?


Gaurav8646

I guess OP is American and thought it was mm/dd/yyyy


Gluebluehue

It seems it's not so unique or special if half the world misses it due to formatting differences lol.


SouthOcean1011

The rest of the world: today is 12th February?


torrented_some_cash

Eastern Europe: Today is 1202. 20. 21st?


Liggliluff

12 February 2021 or 1202 Octodecember 21


WeirdAl777

Bugger, I'm nearly 10 months late. But.. Feb the 12th was a pretty cool day if memory serves


gissycat

My 40th birthday!


heyylisten

And my 30th!


nanafueledclownparty

Go back to anywhere other than America and enjoy your logically arraigned date syntax!


L0Lmaker

You're only 10 months too late


on_the_other_hand_

I am in US but I saw my friends in India say the same thing on 11th Feb earlier this year


Skrazor

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.


Wincrediboy

Yes but 12/02 in India is still 11/02 in the US because of time differences


VigenereCipher

not all day though?


Liggliluff

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.


on_the_other_hand_

It was Feb 12th in India but it was 11th for me in US. My comment was crafted to create that confusion :)


Some-Tall-Guy75

Time is a construct


mintysambo

I remember celebrating this glorious moment back in February, you guys are behind on the times!


Colonel_Dynamite

Americans ...


srandrews

No, there are many palindromes that can be selected by choosing a weird date format.


Liggliluff

[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 ;)


BraianP

You mean ambigram


srandrews

I think palindromes apply to arbitrary sequences but this new word to me is very interesting.


SomecNut

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)


BraianP

Yeah I confused him saying date format with font (as in using a font to make it look the same upside down)


SomecNut

These things happen, much like OP forgetting the rest of the world uses a normal date format, which has multiple palindrome dates :D


sukarsono

In Latin America that happened back in February


Liggliluff

Like in most of the world


GumboSamson

Tell me you’re American without telling me you’re American.


DrakonNg

For murica i think Rest of the world did it on 12th February.


gilwendeg

It’s the 12 of February??


tomtarnowski

We passed this date nearly 10 months ago


Liggliluff

Future palindromic dates: |DMY (YDM)|YMD (MDY)| |:-|:-| |22.02.2022|2021-12-02| |03.02.2030|2030-03-02| |13.02.2031|2040-04-02| |23.02.2032|2050-05-02| |04.02.2040|2060-06-02| |14.02.2041|2070-07-02| |24.02.2042|2080-08-02| |05.02.2050|2090-09-02| |15.02.2051|2101-10-12| |25.02.2052|2110-01-12| |06.02.2060|2111-11-12| |16.02.2061|2120-02-12| |26.02.2062|2121-12-12| |07.02.2070|2130-03-12| |17.02.2071|2140-04-12|


dalitortoise

As someone to who is still living in 12012021 I was very confused at first.


Antiliani

Who the fuck keep track of this shit?


alucardNloki

There have been several actually


Averageoje

My mom has a class ring from 1961, it reads the same from both directions.


Medical_Rip9055

Gives me a headache to look at.


l1ft3r99

I hate the US dating system


deepnskate

yeah tinder is trash


NefariousMuppet

and grindr is just nuts


Msorr33

Glorious


Liggliluff

They just need to flip it around: 20211202, this makes much more sense.


rtphokie

Join us on /r/iso8601


miltonwadd

At least they're consistent with their weird use of numbers, I guess.


the_darkener

Yeah fuck the US and how they write dates. Loser/s


ianishomer

Only in America!


IdleOutlaw

No, because of next year for the rest of the world that doesn't use MM/DD/YYYY... DD/MM/YYYY 22/02/2022 22022022 Also, nearly anything can be an ambigram with the right font.


spyrogyrobr

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? Plain stupid.


Liggliluff

At least when you flip it around: 20211202, now it's r/ISO8601


Longjumping_Bed2907

Wait though it 12012021


tadasbub

Not if you are older than 10 years… 11022011, or 20 years 10022001


myBoboThrowaway

This happened in February for the majority of the world


artham_a

Only one ever, also you have to be american


gingerkeir

Only in america


coffeeandjoints0901

It's not the 12th of Feb tho, so this is wrong af.


Laurizxz

Why dont u people just measure time in feet or claws like everything else?


havok0159

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.


cueballsquash

Only in US date format..


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Wait for all the Americans to start saying “this is an American app on the internet developed and funded by the US” 🤣🤣🤣🤣


Jeancopain

Fekkin yanks


bluemonkey8524

YYYYMMDD works too, no? 20211202


DadofHome

80085. 😂


swerveyourenthusiasm

80087355 Edit: 55378008


TAU_equals_2PI

5318008


PuzzleheadedPage3022

177013


black_jerome

Tried this. 02122021 is not the same backwards.


Toxortheprotogen

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


cptmineturtle

but its 02/12/2021


Commercial_Ball_4388

I was gonna share this then realised that non Americans will be confused


JonLane81

I just want Healthcare.


shadyinthisbitch

No it’s not. Cause today’s date is 02.12.2021


Atalantean

Why in the sweet fuck does a post which is so wrong for so many reasons have over 600 upvotes?


FlaxSeedBP

The Comments are funny


Big_Chief_Hanzo

2/12/2021 well no but actually no


shoot_at_the_moon

People arguing about date formats but 02/02/2020 worked in DDMMYYYY, MMDDYYYY, and YYYYMMDD


ZEGEZOT

Am i the only one who likes YYYY/DD/MM?


OldMeasurement6638

Date format is wrong.


nxstar

For us non Americans. 22022022 . Save the date .


HarmlessTed

It is not the 12th of February today!


Agentnox

Today's date is 02/12/21.


funfact15

Today's date is 2021-12-02.


paradisenot

Only for Americans..


Alternative-Row-6495

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.


shivam_udeshi

I thought it spelt boobies, i was dissapointed


nanafueledclownparty

5318008


clockedinat93

Cant read it in a mirror though


go-hogs-go

Today's my birthday


Curl_the_curl

But just if you count MMDDYYYY you weirdo. Lol DDMMYYYY where I live YYYYMMDD is okay too of course


NoAd45

20211202 Fixed it for you


FriedwaldLeben

no it isnt. day before month


AnnualVolume0

Oh shit, it even works if you write it in the correct order: 20211202


ToriYamazaki

Yes, but your numbers are wrong :P It's 20211202.


wookiewarcry

It's not February


darwin_saved_us

And for some its not 02/12/2021


JuneauEu

If you are in the USA, I think the rest of the world celebrated this back in February :p


nitnk9

it’s 02 12 2021


HealthyHumor5134

Today's my brother's birthday and he survived stage 4 lymphoma 23yrs ago. A very special day indeed :)


DadWorksAtSega

no


ninjah0lic

Only in dumberica


magnemist

No, it's not. It was in 12/11/21


fantastic_feb

not if you write the date correctly


roosvand

Nope this was last february


Neuphe

But today is 2 december 2021, not 12 february 2021 like on the image. You are late lmao


Feltch_McAvity

The Q Anon crowd will have a field day with this.


Zugronde

Ich verstehe dieses Maimai nicht Lg aus Deutschland


O3JSycdfEVY36lvWuzjb

And they can read it in Australia too without rotating their phones. Nice!


TheMerich

Ugh... It's Day/Month/Year, or Year/Month/Day. Come on!


Lazycrazyjen

2/22/22


kostadopoulos

Yes but only if you are American.


Dorwojt

oh I'm sorry, you missed it by almost 10 months


GuruBagus

Only in America. The rest of the world goes day/month/year


picdad

And my daughter is 21 today!


andymorphic

always year month day


HugeAxeWound

Not in the U.K. it isn’t.


player-onety

12th Feb 2021 lol.


Noahistheguy

Perfect date to release tenet.


falkorthewise

But only for Americans. Normal people write it DD-MM-YYYY alright lmao.


Rykon420

Only in the USA, the rest of the world is able to write and read the date properly.


Bigjrocks

Fucking yanks and their bullshit...


Baserker0

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 ?


MKGSonic123

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)


somethingkooky

It’s the 2nd already in EST.


le_Psykogwak

Normal date please?


SeegurkeK

Why are you posting about a date that was almost 10 months ago?


Pentamikk

For Americans only, so it doesn’t count lol


basiblaster

Fucking America


SpinningAnalCactus

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.


TheDocmoose

This is only in countries where they do the date in an illogical order. Everywhere else, its 02122021.


Skuzz-mate

Only in America, because they write their dates stupid


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heavymetalyogi

Going by US dating 10022001, 11022011 would also work.


MadladWiggo

It’s a Palomino!


BrittaForTheWinnn

Why does this guy keep staring at me?


martinsky12

Even better as today is my birthday:)


thewindow12345

How many dummies turned thier phone upside down 'just to check'?? +1 for me! 🙃


armorealm

There's also 20.02.2002 for those of us old enough.


ThyUltiChaos

02.12.21 I don't see it


sapsap587

Let me fix that for you so it actually makes sense..... 02122021


SmugPumpkin

Let's be real, people use dd/mm/yyyy or yyyy/mm/dd. Only simpletons would use mm/dd/yyyy


-KERZO-

Exactly. Americans are illogical AF 😂


jimbowymbo

Not in Spain: 02122021


Power2266

Thia annoys me yse the normal d/m/y format


bazza_ryder

It's not February


mcdeathcore

only in american month first format. the rest of the world is in. 02122021


evoc2911

Well not in mainland Europe where we use 02/12/2021


Silver_Archer13

But what about 02,12,21 for Europeans?


RB3_AMG

02122021 ... nope.