Sunday’s date is a rare palindrome that hasn’t happened in over 900 years
Sunday’s date is a rare palindrome that hasn’t happened in over 900 years
Sunday is shaping up to be a unique day for reasons other than the Super Bowl and Groundhog Day: It’s also a rare palindrome.
While various forms of palindrome dates are fairly common, 02/02/2020 has the unique distinction of reading the same backward and forward when written out in eight digits in multiple date systems, according to University of Portland professor Aziz Inan.
“We are so lucky to have such a special palindrome date occurring in our lifetime because it’s so rare,” Inan told USA TODAY Saturday.
For starters, it’s an eight-digit palindrome: 02022020. Many palindrome dates are only symmetrical if you write the date with seven digits (1-10-2011) — or in some cases even fewer (9-10-19).
But even more rare, according to Inan, is that Sunday’s date is an international palindrome: It works whether you write the date as “Month/Day/Year” or “Day/Month/Year,” as many countries do.
Inan calls such dates “ubiquitous palindromes,” and there won’t be another one for 101 years. After that, you’ll have to wait until March 3, 3030.
According to Inan’s calculations, the last such palindrome date to occur was 11/11/1111 – more than 900 years ago.
For years, Inan has been crunching numbers using a basic calculator and a pad of paper to find unique patterns in dates.
“I advocate for these things because they’re so valuable for STEM education,” he said.
It’s an accessible kind of puzzle that he has used to engage students and get people talking about math.
And Inan sees puzzle everywhere – dates that form square roots (3/3/9), dates that make sequential numbers (11/12/13) and even his own name (if you write it in all caps, switch the vowels in “AZIZ” and rotate the Z’s to make N’s – “AZIZ” becomes “INAN”).
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Sunday, February 2, 2020, is a rare palindrome: 02/02/2020
Trust Jeff Eats on this one…Griddle Girlz is an absolutely dynamite joint!
Posted on March 4th, 2019
***** Griddle Girlz, 4956 Le Chalet Boulevard, Boynton Beach, Florida 33436, (561) 777-7342.
Got a real good “mom & pop” breakfast/lunch diner for you guys to checkout, Griddle Girlz in Boynton Beach.
Real simple concept at work here- breakfast/lunch menu, table/booth/counter seating, open 7 days a week 8am-2pm.
Yesterday morning, Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats and two other couples (for the math challenged out there- I think that’s a total of 6 people) did breakfast at Griddle Girlz and like I said a couple of seconds ago, the joint is a real good “mom & pop” diner- just so we are all on the same page, Griddle Girlz hasn’t re-invented the diner-wheel or anything like that- what you get is- reasonably priced delicious food, big portions, pleasant service in a no hassle/no drama strip center setting!
Trust Jeff Eats on this one, if you’re into the whole “mom & pop” diner concept, you’ll like this joint…
You guys can check menu/prices/info at griddlegirlz.com.
Just checked the box-office (poprockdoowopp.com) and there are only a handful of really good seats left for tomorrow night’s (Saturday, February 1st, 2020- 8pm) Stars Of The Sixties at the Carole & Barry Kaye Auditorium in Boca Raton. If you wanna go, I’m kinda thinking- that it’s time to make your move on the ticket front?
Posted on September 27th, 2019
* Exclusive Internet Pre Sale- Stars Of the Sixties.
Let’s call this one…The Early Bird Gets The Worm!
Exclusive Internet Pre Sale- Stars Of the Sixties (Starts on Saturday, September 28th, 2019 at 10am)
Stars Of The Sixties
Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 7:30 PM
Carole & Barry Kaye Auditorium at FAU
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33431
Box Office: (561) 297-6124
PRE SALE CODE: POPROCK
Here’s the ticket link to your exclusive presale: http://bit.ly/InnerCircleFAU60sPresale
(Just a reminder that the code is not active until Saturday, September 28th at 10am)
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 4th at http://bit.ly/InnerCircleFAU60sPresale
Stars of the Sixties are back at FAU, with a brand-new line-up featuring dozens of hit records sung by the original artists who made them! Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone (“I’m Into Something Good”, “I’m Henry VIII”, “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter”, “A Kind of Hush”, “Listen People”, “A Must to Avoid”, “Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat”), The Vogues (“You’re The One”, “Five O’Clock World”, “My Special Angel”, “Turn Around, Look at Me”), The Marvelettes (“Please Mr. Postman”, “Playboy”, “Beechwood 4-5789”, “Too Many Fish in the Sea”, “Don’t Mess With Bill”) featuring original Marvelette Katherine Anderson Schaffner, The Happenings’ original lead singer Bobby Miranda (“See You in September”, “I Got Rhythm”, “Go Away, Little Girl”) and for the first time ever in Boca, The Box Tops (“The Letter”, “Cry Like a Baby”) featuring original members Gary Talley and Bill Cunningham. Don’t miss this one-night-only reunion of 5 of the biggest hit-makers of the 60s! A “Pop, Rock & Doo Wopp” production.
This contest started on 1/23/20. This contest has a winner.
* Win 2 Tickets- Jefferson Starship.
Jeff Eats got 2 tickets- to give to one of you guys to see- Jefferson Starship at- the indoor Sport of Kings Theater at Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino, 901 Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, Florida on Friday, February 14th, 2020 (8pm)
The game- the first 25 “reader-comments” received – will be entered in a “blind hat pick”! You can submit as many comments as you’d like but- Please, only 1- reader comment – per day…play fair.
Posted on December 9th, 2019
* Jefferson Starship.
Friday, February 14th, 2020 (8pm)
Sport of Kings Theater at Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino
901 Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, Florida 33009
Tickets Online: seasidemusicmgmt.com ($25-$75)
All I can tell you guys- in one form or another, one of the greatest Rock N Roll bands of all time- and I do mean of all time!
Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats will be there…
About The Event:
The Sport of Kings Theater offers an intimate concert experience with six levels of seating for 850 guests. Located on the 2nd floor of the Gulfstream Park Clubhouse, Sport of Kings is the perfect venue to see the show up close and personal. View the show in style from the VIP section including cocktail tables, beverage and food service.
About The Band:
Jefferson Starship rose from the ashes of another legendary San Francisco band, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, Jefferson Airplane.
Founder Paul Kantner (who died in January 2016 at age 74) knew that combining powerful creative forces, personalities and talents could create something far greater than the sum of its parts.
Between 1974 and 1984, Jefferson Starship released eight gold and platinum albums, twenty hit singles, sold out concerts worldwide and lived out legendary rock and roll escapades.
“Jefferson Starship was my creation…and it has this nice fluidity about it that allows any number of people to come in and do things with whatever Jefferson Starship is.” – Paul Kantner
Today’s Jefferson Starship remains dedicated to breathing new life into the living catalog of the Jeffersonian legacy, going to the edge, pushing the sonic boundaries and staying true to the original spirit of the music.
Featuring original and historic members David Freiberg (also a founder of San Francisco luminaries Quicksilver Messenger Service) and drummer Donny Baldwin, along with longtime members Chris Smith on keyboards and synth bass, Jude Gold on lead guitar and GRAMMY Nominee Cathy Richardson anchoring the female lead vocal spot made famous by the inimitable Grace Slick (who invited her to sing in her place as Jefferson Airplane accepts their Lifetime Achievement Award at the GRAMMY Merit Awards Concert.)
The band keeps a hectic touring schedule bolstered by several television recent appearances including My Music: 60s Pop, Rock and Soul on PBS and live with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra on AXS Network. The Freiberg-penned 1979 hit Jane is the theme song for the Netflix Original Series Wet, Hot American Summer. In 2014-15, the band played a series of free concerts for America’s Veterans and was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the US Department of Defense. Jefferson Starship has traveled the world playing in 20 countries across the globe in the last 3 years alone.
The music that defined a generation and spanned decades is alive and well and more relevant than ever in pop culture- songs such as Volunteers, White Rabbit, Wooden Ships, Somebody to Love, Today, Miracles, Count on Me, Fast Buck Freddie, Jane and Find Your Way Back continue to reverberate throughout the collective consciousness today.
This contest started on 1/28/20. This contest has a winner.
***** Win A $10 V & S Italian Deli Subs and Pasta Gift Card
Jeff Eats got a $10 V & S Italian Deli Subs and Pasta Gift Card to give to one of you guys!
The game- the first 10 “reader-comments” received – will be entered in a “blind hat pick”! You can submit as many comments as you’d like but- Please, only 1- reader comment – per day…play fair!
The $10 Gift Card is good at V & S Italian Deli Subs and Pasta, 2621 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 395-5206. Check menu/prices/info- vandsdeli.com.
Posted on October 23rd, 2016
***** DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 10/23/16)
One of Jeff Eats’ favorite menu items…
V & S Italian Deli Subs and Pasta
2621 North Federal Highwat
Latest Review: 5/21/2010
V & S is one of the best sub joints that Jeff Eats has had the pleasure to do business with for the past 25 years!
No bs- here, can’t recall even one single “item” that wasn’t off the chart delicious!
This joint is an absolute must try!
Posted on May 21st, 2010
***** V & S Italian Deli Subs and Pasta, 2621 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 395-5206.
V & S is a small Italian takeout-deli located in Boca Raton. The joint has been around since 1985-and has the full gamut of cold and hot subs/sandwiches/salads/Italian entrees/pasta dishes. On the sub price-front, figure on spending $6.50-$8 depending on whether you get small-or-large.
A recent outing had Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats “sampling” some subs and I gotta tell you guys- absolutely top-shelf! Delicious fresh baked hard crust bread stuffed with great “fillings”- just that simple!
Like I said two seconds ago, V & S is basically a takeout (handful of wall counter seats) so don’t planning on staging big weddings, bar mitzvahs or baby namings there!
The joint is open Monday-Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-3pm.
***** DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 1/26/20- Trader Joe’s Pancake Bread).
One of Jeff Eats’ favorite menu items…
TRADER JOE’S PANCAKE BREAD
Latest Review: 4/5/19
All I can tell you guys- give me a loaf of Trader Joe’s Pancake Bread and a pot of steaming hot black coffee and I could do some real damage!
Trader Joe’s Pancake Bread is off-the-chart delicious! It’s an absolute must try!
Posted on April 5th, 2019
***** Trader Joe’s Pancake Bread.
Real simple tale- yesterday morning Jeff Eats “discovered” Trader Joe’s Pancake Bread (15oz-$3.99) at- Trader Joe’s, 855 South Federal Highway, Boca Raton, Florida 33432, (561) 338-5031 and I gotta tell you, that this pancake flavored bread (which is actually a cake)- whether you eat it straight out of the package or warm it up in the oven/or microwave is absolutely delicious.
You guys can check traderjoes.com for store locations/product info.
A loaf of Trader Joe’s Pancake Bread, more specifically. What exactly is Pancake Bread? It’s a twist on a buttermilk short stack, baked into a sweet, moist loaf. The loaf itself is unbelievably moist, with a golden-brown hue, and a tender, cake-like crumb. Packed in a kraft tray with a re-closable lid, we’ve left the loaf intact and unsliced to maintain its moist texture, while allowing you to slice it as thick or thin as your heart desires. The addition of fragrant maple syrup puts the “Pancake” in “Pancake Bread,” and evokes the delightful sweetness of its namesake, without the need for busting out the griddle.
So where does the twist come in? Each loaf of Pancake Bread is crowned with a layer of sweet, crumbly streusel, made with real butter, brown sugar and fragrant cinnamon – think coffee cake. Try a hearty slice of Pancake Bread with a glass of milk or hot cup of coffee – you’ll quickly realize the heights to which coffee cake can soar. In addition to being fond of bread and breakfast, we’re also quite fond of great values – which is why we’re offering 15-ounce loaves of Trader Joe’s Pancake Bread for the WOW price of $3.99. Similar breads sell in bakeshops for $5.99 – or more! You’ll find ours in our bakery section.
My name is Jeff. I was born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. Since 1991, I have lived in South Florida and have eaten in so many restaurants down here, that I now consider myself to be a food expert.
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