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One day I was out taking a walk during my lunch and a good friend of mine ran up to me suddenly and shouted "nine!" at me and then pointed at his watch and ran off. Obligingly I looked at the time and saw that it was twenty-six minutes before one and I immediately understood.

What day did this is odd event happen?

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    $\begingroup$ One odd thing about the usage of this tag.... Deductive vs Inductive reasoning $\endgroup$ – Khale_Kitha May 27 '16 at 12:37
  • $\begingroup$ @Khale_Kitha The answer can be deduced from the information given. I may need to add more information if answers are too far off. $\endgroup$ – dcfyj May 27 '16 at 12:40
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This happened

06/07/08 (June 7, 2008 or July 6, 2008, depending on where you're from)

because

26 minutes before one is 12:34, and I'm guessing it was precisely 5 seconds past the turn of the minute, making it 12:34:05 on 06/07/08, and the "Nine!" would be next in this sequence.

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    $\begingroup$ For whatever reason I had forgotten about seconds. And although this is not the actual date I was looking for I'll give you credit as it accounts for something I had forgotten to include. $\endgroup$ – dcfyj May 27 '16 at 12:43
  • $\begingroup$ @dcfyj Are you going to give us the original answer? $\endgroup$ – Simply Beautiful Art May 28 '16 at 1:36
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    $\begingroup$ @Simple Art My bad. The answer I originally is the one ruudvan posted. I chose this one rather than the one I expected for the reason I wrote in my original comment. $\endgroup$ – dcfyj May 28 '16 at 2:12
  • $\begingroup$ I still do not get it, please explain how the day has been calculated? $\endgroup$ – albanx May 28 '16 at 15:51
  • $\begingroup$ ok I got it now, but still cannot get the logic behind the shout of the friend $\endgroup$ – albanx May 28 '16 at 16:05
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This happened on

5/6/78 - June 5th '78 or May 6th '78 depending on which country they are in. The location isn't specified. Same reason as @Matt - The friend wanted to complete the sequence - 12:34 5/6/78 ... 9 !

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  • $\begingroup$ Like this more than the answer $\endgroup$ – Falco Alexander Jun 5 '16 at 13:12

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