Thanks for the pointer pauamma!
We are humans. Our brains are wired to find patterns. We are fascinated by them. Even when they show up in things we’ve invented for ourselves. Herewith, another example of noticing a pattern and having fun with it:
Letter to the Times, June 17, 1978:
It is not only dates that make nice patterns of numbers. Some years ago I was bringing a Destroyer home from the Far East and was required to report my position twice a day.
One evening, I saw that we would be passing close to where the Greenwich
Meridian cuts the Equator so arranged to arrive there dead on midnight. Once there I altered course to due North and stopped engines so my position signal read:
At 0000 my position Latitude 00°00′N, Longitude 00°00′E. Course 000°. Speed 0.
I had considered saying I was Nowhere but thought (probably correctly) that Their Lordships would not be amused.
And if you are wondering where 0°N, 0°E might be, it’s below Western Africa, in the Atlantic Ocean: