Why dates like 22/2/22 have been too fascinating for over 2,000 years

Tomorrow is 'Twosday' - an occasion to examine our tendency to see meaning in numbers

Twosday carries absolutely no historical significance nor any cosmic message. Yet it does speak volumes about our brains and cultures. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: ARTICULAR/FREEPIK
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This Feb 22, the world hits an unprecedented milestone. It's the date itself: 22/2/22. And this so-called "Twosday" falls on a Tuesday, no less.

It's true the number pattern stands out, impossible to miss. But does it mean anything? Judging by the thousands of commemorative products available for purchase online, it may appear to.

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