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Issue 106 - September 2010 - Page 19

Pages in this month's issue:
  1. Olympic Tower 2016 - Rio Solar City Tower Design
  2. Canadian Refugee Pensions Protest Hoax
  3. Financial Ombudsman Services Scam Email
  4. Snake Inside Computer Photographs
  5. New Gifts For You Facebook Virus Warning
  6. Luxury Yacht With Supercar - Buy One Get One Free
  7. 'Dislike Button' Scam Targets Facebook Users
  8. Rachel Arlington Charity Hoax
  9. Multicoloured Roses - Happy Roses Photograph
  10. Girl Who Killed Herself Virus Warning Hoax
  11. Baby Shot With Brad Nailer Prayer Request
  12. Free Doritos Coupons Hoax
  13. Orphanage Trust Job Offer Scam
  14. Giant Headed Baby Money For Forwarding Hoax
  15. Parrot For Sale or Adoption Advance Fee Scams
  16. Imitinef Mercilet - Free Blood Cancer Medicine Advice Message
  17. Famous Violinist Joshua Bell Plays At Metro Station
  18. Furong Reservoir - Giant Man Eating Catfish Hoax
  19. 'Interesting Fact' About August 2010 - 5 Sundays, 5 Mondays, 5 Tuesdays
  20. Cindy Hogman (or Hogan) Prayer Request Email

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'Interesting Fact' About August 2010 - 5 Sundays, 5 Mondays, 5 Tuesdays

Outline
Message claims that August 2010 has 5 Sundays, 5 Mondays and 5 Tuesdays and that this combination of days only occurs once in 823 years.



Brief Analysis
It is true that August 2010 has 5 Sundays, 5 Mondays and 5 Tuesdays. However, such a combination occurs far more often than every 823 years. The last occurrence was in August 2004 while the next occurrence will take place in August 2021.

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Last updated: 23rd August 2010
First published: 23rd August 2010
Article written by Brett M. Christensen
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Example
Subject: August 2010........................

INTERESTING FACT ABOUT AUGUST 2010

Did you know that

It has 5 Sundays, 5 Mondays & 5 Tuesdays?

All in the 1 month

It happens only once in 823 years




Detailed Analysis
This message, which has been circulating via social networking websites, text messages and email, claims that August 2010 is "interesting" because it has 5 Sundays, 5 Mondays and 5 Tuesdays. The message further claims that this particular combination of days in August only happens once in every 823 years.

It is certainly true that August 2010 has 5 Sundays, 5 Mondays and 5 Tuesdays, However, it is not true that such a combination only happens every 823 years. In fact, such combinations occur every few years. As the following calendar shows, the next year that has an August with 5 Sundays, 5 Mondays and 5 Tuesdays will be 2021, just eleven years hence, not 823 years in the future.

August 2021:
August 2021

August 2027 and August 2032 will also have 5 Sundays, 5 Mondays and 5 Tuesdays. And, back in 2004, August again had 5 Sundays, 5 Mondays and 5 Tuesdays.

August 2004:
August 2004

Moreover, a little research shows that any month that has 31 days has three consecutive days that occur five times in the month. Thus, such combinations are commonplace and occur each and every year.

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Issue 106 Start Menu

Pages in this month's issue:
  1. Olympic Tower 2016 - Rio Solar City Tower Design
  2. Canadian Refugee Pensions Protest Hoax
  3. Financial Ombudsman Services Scam Email
  4. Snake Inside Computer Photographs
  5. New Gifts For You Facebook Virus Warning
  6. Luxury Yacht With Supercar - Buy One Get One Free
  7. 'Dislike Button' Scam Targets Facebook Users
  8. Rachel Arlington Charity Hoax
  9. Multicoloured Roses - Happy Roses Photograph
  10. Girl Who Killed Herself Virus Warning Hoax
  11. Baby Shot With Brad Nailer Prayer Request
  12. Free Doritos Coupons Hoax
  13. Orphanage Trust Job Offer Scam
  14. Giant Headed Baby Money For Forwarding Hoax
  15. Parrot For Sale or Adoption Advance Fee Scams
  16. Imitinef Mercilet - Free Blood Cancer Medicine Advice Message
  17. Famous Violinist Joshua Bell Plays At Metro Station
  18. Furong Reservoir - Giant Man Eating Catfish Hoax
  19. 'Interesting Fact' About August 2010 - 5 Sundays, 5 Mondays, 5 Tuesdays
  20. Cindy Hogman (or Hogan) Prayer Request Email