Strange bug....

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    Strange bug....

    Hi
    When i compile my code, it works alright, no errors, but when i run it, i get to a certain point where the program sort of goes out of control.
    Here is the code:

    Code:
    #include <iostream>     
    using namespace std;        
    
    int main()      
    {
       int DOB;
       int AGE;
       int MONTH;
       int DATE;
       do      
       {
    	   cout << "Please enter your date of birth...\n" << endl;
    	   cin >> DOB;        
    	   cin.ignore();        
    	   if (DOB < 2006) 
           {
    		   cout << "Really? What day?\n" << endl;
    		   cin >> DATE;
    		   cin.ignore();
    	   }
    	   else if (DOB == 2006) 
           {
    		   cout << "Really? How old are you?\n" << endl;
    		   cin >> AGE;
    		   cout << "...and what month?\n" << endl;
    		   cin >> MONTH;
    		   cin.ignore();
    	   }
    	   else 
           {
    		   cout << "What are you on about? You arn't even born yet!\n" << endl;
    	   }
       }
       while(DOB != -1);          
       cin.get();      
    }
    can anyone help me?

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    i get to a certain point where the program sort of goes out of control
    How does it not work?
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    i don't know, u key it in ur compiler nd run it, when you get to the date part, i type in 17th or sumfin nd it goes out of control.

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    don't use 'th' with ints. Check the FAQ. This may be of interest.

    You could store it in a string, and only get the integer parts, and ignore the other letters. That is if you want to have the 'th' acceptable to the input.

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    i fixed it, but i used char[4] instead

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