David J. Farley of Plympton, Plymouth, United Kingdom

David J. Farley of Plympton, Plymouth, United Kingdom

Saturday, January 25, 2014

A phenomenon in your own lifetime !

NB. This is not a photograph of my friend.

This is the only time you will see this phenomenon in your lifetime.

Calendar August 2014

It is a fact that August 2014 will have 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays. According to my very clever former school friend, now a retired head teacher, this happens only every 823 years ! Is that really true ?

This is another of her fascinating claims. If true it speaks volumes about our European bureaucrats:

If there was still a shred of doubt the world is totally insane, this should remove it; only Divine intervention can now restore us to sanity !

Pythagoras' Theorem: .............. 24 words

Lord's Prayer: .................. 66 words

Archimedes' Principle: ............ 67 words

Ten Commandments: .............. 179 words

Gettysburg Address: ............... 286 words

US Declaration of Independence : . 1,300 words

US Constitution with all 27 Amendments: 7,818 words

EU Regulations on the Sale of CABBAGES: 26,911 words

Words fail me, someone please reassure me that the last statistic is incorrect !


Edward said...

Your "teacher" friend evidently doesn't know much about the calendar, and fell for an Internet hoax.
Any 31-day month will have 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays when it starts on Friday. This happens almost every year, not once every 823 years.
Previous occurrences were in March 2013, July 2011, and January and October 2010.
The last time it happened in August was 2008, and before that 2003 and 1997, and the next instance will be in 2025.

Unknown said...

I find this so interesting.
I love anything to do with dates or numbers, I can't usually work it out myself (lol) but I love it when we are told of these things.