Friday, August 7, 2009

What Are The Odds?

In New Zealand when writing our dates in numerals, we put the day first, then the month, then the year (dd/mm/yy). Bearing that in mind, a rare occurrence happened in the wee small hours of this morning...just after 4am.
The digital clock showed it was five minutes and six seconds after the fourth hour of the day, which is the 7th.of August 2009.
When written, that snapshot in time looks like this:
04:05:06 07/08/09!!!!!
Numerals in ascending order, all preceded by a zero.
Next year we'll see the ascending sequence again, but the numbers won't all have zeros ahead of them (05:06:07 08/09/10), so the next time it'll happen exactly like this morning will be 2109.

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