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Something is strange about February 2017...

Something is strange about February 2017...

(OP)
What is it about this coming month, February 2017, that makes it so strange?

Any guesses...

John R. Baker, P.E. (ret)
EX-Product 'Evangelist'
Irvine, CA
Siemens PLM:
UG/NX Museum:

The secret of life is not finding someone to live with
It's finding someone you can't live without

RE: Something is strange about February 2017...

I'll be paid on the 24th of Feb, which is a lot earlier than usual ...

RE: Something is strange about February 2017...

it's the only February in 2017 ?

another day in paradise, or is paradise one day closer ?

RE: Something is strange about February 2017...

It only has 28 days?

--Scott
www.aerornd.com

RE: Something is strange about February 2017...

"It only has 28 days?" ... approximately 75% of February's have that property, doesn't make 2017's February "strange" ... smile !

another day in paradise, or is paradise one day closer ?

RE: Something is strange about February 2017...

(OP)
Caloooomi has a point, as Social Security 'checks' will be coming at their earliest possible date in the month, but then that will occur in March 2017 as well.

Sorry, but that's NOT what makes this coming February so unique. I'll give everyone another day to ponder this, but if no one gets it, I'll post the answer in the morning, when it's actually February winky smile

John R. Baker, P.E. (ret)
EX-Product 'Evangelist'
Irvine, CA
Siemens PLM:
UG/NX Museum:

The secret of life is not finding someone to live with
It's finding someone you can't live without

RE: Something is strange about February 2017...

you are kidding aren't you ?

every non leap year February has 4 of each day of the week ... if Feb 1st is a Monday, then Feb 28th is a Sunday (and March 1st is a Monday). February will have 4 Mondays, 4 Tuesdays, ...

another day in paradise, or is paradise one day closer ?

RE: Something is strange about February 2017...

Yeah, you can find it if you scroll down. smile

I am afraid there is nothing special about this February after all. sad

"For every expert there is an equal and opposite expert"
Arthur C. Clarke Profiles of the future

RE: Something is strange about February 2017...

I mean, the claim isn't wrong.

There being exactly 4, each, of the 7 days of the week does happen every 823 years. It also happens in all the years between, excepting leap years, but it does happen every 823, too. Eventually, any year you start counting from, adding 823 repeatedly, will probably line up with a leap year, though, but I'm betting one could drag that out far enough to be beyond any date I care about.

RE: Something is strange about February 2017...

with that logic it is also a once in a billion years.

and actually the claim is wrong ...
"7 Days Repeats 4 Times; Happens Once Every 823 Years"
it happens something like 617 times in 823 years (depending on how the leap years fall)

another day in paradise, or is paradise one day closer ?

RE: Something is strange about February 2017...

and now i know (or think i know), courtesy of google, ...
What is 823?
823 is "Thinking Of You"

another day in paradise, or is paradise one day closer ?

RE: Something is strange about February 2017...

(OP)
Sorry guys...

I have to admit that I was duped by the email that I got (from an old classmate) and didn't think hard enough about what it was saying before I re-posted it here. Perhaps I was still suffering from being under anesthetic THREE times in four days winky smile

John R. Baker, P.E. (ret)
EX-Product 'Evangelist'
Irvine, CA
Siemens PLM:
UG/NX Museum:

The secret of life is not finding someone to live with
It's finding someone you can't live without

RE: Something is strange about February 2017...

It only requires 14 calendars to cover all possible variations (within the current calendar system).

Jan 1st can be Monday to Sunday (7).
Leap year or not (2).
7 x 2 = 14.

This is a pretty obvious and trivial factoid that instantly derails the "Moneybags....823 years" nonsense.


RE: Something is strange about February 2017...

In February, I will run into a situation that will show that I was wrong all those times I thought "I couldn't care less." From that point on, I will be forced to say "it is unlikely I could care less" instead.

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