This book was inspired by the extraordinary response to an Op-Ed article I wrote for The New York Times. In that article, I called for the need to convince people of the beauty of mathematics and not necessarily its usefulness, as is most often the case when trying to motivate youngsters to the subject. I used the year number, 2,002, to motivate the reader by mentioning that it is a palindrome and then proceeded to show some entertaining aspects of a palindromic number. I could have taken it even further by having the reader take products of the number 2,002, for that, too, reveals some beautiful relationships (or quirks) of our number system. For example, look at some selected products of 2,002.