August 11, 2011 - submitted by Laura, United States of America

Q. Dear Oracle:
I read somewhere that the release date of Coldplay's new album is going to be 10/10 or October 10th. I'm pretty sure this person just made that up based on the fact that MX in roman numerals is 1010. It does sound probable though. Is there any way this is true? Thanks! much love :)


The Oracle replies:

MX, as you say, means 1,010 in roman numerals but that's not ten ten to me; it's one thousand and ten which is completely different.
The album isn't out on 10/10 or any other combination of those numbers.
MX has nothing to do with numbers.