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I'm taking a break from my usual technology-related posts and writing about something a little more fun today.
Today is Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022. Today is 02-22-2022. Today is Twosday.
Let's look at everything that fell in place today:
- Written in the
dd-m-yyformats, today is 2-22-22 or 22-2-22, which is a neat little palindrome in either format. (The last ubiquitous six-digit palindrome was 1-11-11.)
- Today is Tuesday, which is why everyone is using the nickname Twosday to call out these similarities.
- Falling on Tuesday means today is the 2nd day of the week (for most cultures - for the US, it's the 3rd day of the week since we start on Sunday).
- The only culture I could find with a connection to a
2is that some Slavic languages derived their version of Tuesday from the Old Church Slavonic word
въторъ, meaning "the second".
- Written in the classic monospaced, digital font (think of digital clocks from the 80s/90s), there is a nice symmetry to the numbers (view the image here!).
- This one isn't naturally-occurring, but it seems people around the world are celebrating the day. For example, a group is putting together a wedding of 222 couples at the California State Capitol in Sacramento, concluding at exactly 2:22 PM. These couples will record their marriage dates as 2-22-22 2:22 PM. Tickets were on sale for $222.22.