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
- There are 12 days of Christmas [which happens in 13 days]
- There are 12 months in each year
- There are 12 items in a dozen: eggs, donuts, bagels, roses
- A 12 step program towards sobriety
- A fellow co-worker turns 36 today, which gives him a trifecta of celebration today
- 12 volts of power starts most consumer vehicles
- The number 12 just missed being binary by 1
- Many great albums have 12 songs on them
- 12 is the last year before you become a teenager
- Hours are divided in sets of 12
- Today is exactly 6 years, 6 months, 6 days from June 6, 2006, or 06/06/06
- 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.