The last consecutive month/day/year for almost 89 years

Today is 12-12-12, or as the real world calls it, December 12, 2012.

But for us geeks that really look forward to number combinations like several times a day looking at the clock when it’s 11:11 or 1:11 or 10:10, this is a day that deserves to be celebrated.

Detailed number position logistics aside [ie. there is a ’20’ in front of that ’12’ for the year], this day should mean a lot to more than just us technical nuts.

12 Things About 12

  1. There are 12 days of Christmas [which happens in 13 days]
  2. There are 12 months in each year
  3. There are 12 items in a dozen: eggs, donuts, bagels, roses
  4. A 12 step program towards sobriety
  5. A fellow co-worker turns 36 today, which gives him a trifecta of celebration today
  6. 12 volts of power starts most consumer vehicles
  7. The number 12 just missed being binary by 1
  8. Many great albums have 12 songs on them
  9. 12 is the last year before you become a teenager
  10. Hours are divided in sets of 12
  11. Today is exactly 6 years, 6 months, 6 days from June 6, 2006, or 06/06/06
  12. There are 12 astrological signs on the zodiac chart, with an special nod to those born under the Aquarius sign today

So once you have celebrated 12:12:12 today, palindrome fans will also get to celebrate when the clock hits 1:21:02, making it 2012-12-12 1:21:02 [unless you woke up early at 1:21:02 and are ahead of the curve].

So go out and make today memorable. It’s unique in it’s own same numerical way. And it won’t happen for another lifetime.

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  1. kapgar says:

    Did you see whall’s 12:12 pm birthday wish to himself on Facebook? That’s pretty cool to be able to do that.

    1. martymankins says:

      Yes, that was pretty cool. He got to enjoy this day more than the rest of us.

  2. Megan says:

    I love stuff like this. As much as I really dislike math, numbers are fascinating.

    1. martymankins says:

      I normally try to see 11:11 twice a day on a clock and it makes me smile.

  3. Felix Lee says:

    Interesting stuff. Happy 12-12-12!

    1. martymankins says:

      Thank you. And welcome to the blog.

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