A palindrome is a word, phrase, or number that can be read and spelled the same way in either direction. Although palindromes amount to nothing more than literary trivia, they sure can tickle your funny bone!
Palindromic dates, such as 01/02/2010, fascinate many people, too. The next palindromic date will be June 10, 2016 (6/10/2016).
You can even find palindromes in music. Joseph Haydn's Symphony 47 in G Major is often called “The Palindrome," because the third movement, minuet, and trio create a musical palindrome. The piece is played forward twice, then backward twice, arriving where it began.