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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    14 Apr '03 03:37
    How many consecutive years had a 9 in it before the new millennium, and what was the first year of the new milenium?
  2. Donation bbarr
    Chief Justice
    14 Apr '03 04:07
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    How many consecutive years had a 9 in it before the new millennium, and what was the first year of the new milenium?
    2001 was the first year of the new millenium, but your first question is too vague. The most consecutive years after year 1 CE with each year containing at least one 9 is the span from 889-999 or 1889-1999. Prior 1 CE the answer is unknown, it depends on where you start counting backwards.
  3. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    14 Apr '03 04:22
    Originally posted by bbarr
    2001 was the first year of the new millenium, but your first question is too vague. The most consecutive years after year 1 CE with each year containing at least one 9 is the span from 889-999 or 1889-1999. Prior 1 CE the answer is unknown, it depends on where you start counting backwards.
    Most people miss 1889. good eye. Yes 2001... I hate the media for agreeing with people that said it was 2000 and celebrating it a year early.
  4. 14 Apr '03 14:04
    It was 2000 - I can remember celebrating it in Slough
  5. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    14 Apr '03 17:53
    Originally posted by waldorf
    It was 2000 - I can remember celebrating it in Slough
    You celebrated a year early... thanks to the media allowing people to think 1 thousand years had past... but since there is no such thing as "The Year Zero"....

    At the end of year One... One year had past... so at the end of 2000, 2000 years had past. At the end of 1999, 1999 years had past... not 2000. So it was not the new millennium yet.

  6. 15 Apr '03 08:25
    But I celebrated it in the year 2000 in Slough.
  7. Standard member orkyboy
    Looooney Ork
    15 Apr '03 12:07
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    You celebrated a year early... thanks to the media allowing people to think 1 thousand years had past... but since there is no such thing as "The Year Zero"....

    At the end of year One... One year had past... so at the end of 2000, 2000 years had past. At the end of 1999, 1999 years had past... not 2000. So it was not the new millennium yet.

    that's clever thinking
  8. 15 Apr '03 12:38
    What are you saying about me then?