There is something really special about today’s date. For all those who are strong believers in the “perfect ten” concept, here’s a date you should look forward to. Today is 10/10/10. A day which is special for everyone because of it’s numerical rarity which occurs once in 100 years. But there is more to it than just the numbers. While some Astrologers consider this day to be lucky for money, others believe it’s a bit unlucky. Well, astrology is just one of the many interesting things happening around the world.
10/10/10 – Experts predict Virus Attack
There are rumors about a possible virus attack on web on this special day. Some of the experts have warned about the malware attack on web at 10:10 am/pm Sunday, Oct 2010 as it appears like 10.10.10, a date whose symmetry has occurred once a year since 2001 and will do so until 2012. They predict Y2K kind of a scenario where people feared the computers to stop working once the clock hits a particular time. Personally, I consider it nothing but a hoax, but you never know. More details here.
10/10/10 – Mathematical Analysis
101010 (base two (binary)) equals 42 (base ten). As How-to-geek explains, today is the answer to life, the universe, and everything.
Sounds weird? This is what wiki says
a group of hyper-intelligent pan-dimensional beings demand to learn the Ultimate Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything from the supercomputer, Deep Thought, specially built for this purpose. It takes Deep Thought 7½ million years to compute and check the answer, which turns out to be 42. Unfortunately, The Ultimate Question itself is unknown.
In fact, if you search Google for “answer to life the universe and everything”, it will spit out 42, in a lot less than 7.5 million years, of course.
10/10/10 – Lucky day to get married
Thousands of Chinese couples are rushing to tie the knot Sunday, believing the ” lucky number day” – 10/10/10 – will give them a perfect marriage. With the number 10 implying “perfection” in China, the lucky day has been selected by a lot of young people to exchange vows, just as days in previous years – 08/08/08 and 09/09/09 – which were also believed to be lucky. Sorry for the short notice, may be you can wait till 11/11/11 😉
Update: From DailyBloggr, on this day, UN is celebrating “One Day on Earth” Video documentary and incidentally it is also the International Day of Action on Climate Change. Something meaningful to look forward to at least!