Re: FUN: Happy Odd Day!

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Thu, 18 Nov 1999 22:36:47 -0600

Michael Fitzgerald wrote:
> Sasha, do you happen to know when the last odd day was?

I'll take a wild stab at it and say 11/17/1999?

The last *even* day would have been, lessee, 12/30/0888.

Hence, we're one of the few people to see an odd and an even day. Given a normal human lifespan and positively increasing numbering, it can only happen during the rollover from an odd-digit millennium to an even-digit millennium.

The last generation to see an odd day and an even day would have been the generation that saw the flipover from 888 AD to 911 AD.

           Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
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