It’s time for another Who Won the Week prompt. The idea behind Who Won the Week is for you to select who you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.
I will be posting this prompt on Sunday mornings (my time). If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.
This week I am choosing a date. Today’s date, as a matter of fact. February 2, 2020, or 02/02/2020.What’s so special about today’s date that I’m declaring that it won the week? Well, first of all, it’s a palindrome. A palindrome, as you might know, is a sequence that reads the same forward as it does backward. But this date is a rare eight-digit palindrome when written as 02/02/2020. In fact, it’s the only one of its kind this century.
That’s right, in this century there is only one such palindrome date which is expressed with eight digits, where you have the complete year number on the right and the month and day can be swapped. In other words, it’s unusually cross-cultural, since whether you write the date American style, as MM/DD/YEAR, or as they do in many other parts of the world as DD/MM/YEAR, it’s still a palindrome.
02/02/2020 is also the 33rd day of the year, which is followed by 333 more days because it’s a 366 day leap year!
And if that’s not enough, today is also Super Bowl Sunday and Groundhog Day. How can this date, 02/02/2020 not win the week?
And now it’s your turn, folks. Who (or what) do you think won the week?