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Received an email this week:

From the files of meaningless temporal notational coincidence:

This Wednesday, April Fifth, at two minutes and three seconds after 1:00 in the morning, the time and date will be 01:02:03 04/05/06.

This will not happen again for a thousand years.

Of course, next year on May Sixth, at three minutes and four seconds after two o’clock in the morning, the time and date will be 02:03:04 05/06/07…

and so on…

In fact, you’ll be able to do this each year up until 2014, when December thirteenth, at ten minutes and eleven seconds after nine o’clock in the morning, we’ll get a time and date of 09:10:11 12/13/14.

After that, we have to wait until the year 3006 to play again, unless you throw fractions of seconds into the mix, at which time the whole game changes.

Feel free to use this knowledge to boggle the minds of astrologers and other knuckleheads.

Not to be outdone, Andreas said:

what about in 2009 when you can generate

12:34:56 07/08/09

at the beginning of history it was

00:00:00 00/00/00

but I bet no one appreciated it.

and shortly before that (as people were certainly planning big end-of-the-BC-era parties) it was

05:04:03 02/01/00

in fact, that date, and

06:05:04 03/02/01

just passed us again recently.

and because I’m feeling particularly loopy, what about

03:14:15 9/26/53

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