Today is February 22, 2022. A date that is not really historical, but mainly symbolic because it is both a palindrome and an ambigram. This is why.
February 22, 2022, as it is, is not surprising, but in numbers, everything is different. And it is not without reason that 22/02/2022 is a date that can be read from left to right as well as from right to left. This is called a palindrome. Example with the word kayak, radar or dream.
But that’s not all, it’s also an ambigram. The reason ? This date can be read not only in both directions, but also upside down and upside down. “An ambigram is a word that, as it is written, remains the same when a symmetry is imposed on it,” explains Release† And if you think these cases are rare, you are wrong. It is indeed quite easy to make an ambigram, and this with any word.
“A fairly simple way to create an ambigram is to write a word down, then write it backwards and see if there are any letters or sets of letters that are similar. †
It’s all about ingenuity, as explained Release in this fun video:
Amazing, isn’t it?