A native of Istanbul, Inan creates math puzzles in his spare time. So it was a big day when he looked closely at his own name and saw a pattern. His first and last names are both vowel-consonant-vowel-same consonant -- and, if you write the names in all caps, switch the vowels and turn one set of consonants 90 degrees, both names are the same.
"I jumped in my chair," he said of the day two years ago when the connection hit him. "My parents had no idea."
The next palindromic date will be November 2, 2011. Link -via J-Walk Blog