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12/12/12: Twelve must-know facts about last once-in-a-lifetime date this century
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Posted on 12/12/2012 8:28:49 AM PST by Lucky9teen


People pray for peace during 12:12:12, at an event called "Light Meeting" in Tama, west of Tokyo December 12, 2012, marking the last day in this century where the numeral date appear with the same numbers.

It’s the century’s last sequential date. For some, it represents luck. For others, it’s a day of romance. For most of us, it’s just another Wednesday. Regardless of your beliefs, 12/12/12 comes along with some rather amusing facts and superstitions.
Ballons fly in air as newlywed couples celebrate their mass wedding in conjunction with the date 12.12.12 outside a Chinese temple in Kuala Lumpur on December 12, 2012. Some 200 couples gathered at the temple to attend a grand colourful wedding ceremony on December 12, 2012, which many in Asia marks an auspicious date on the calendar.

1. Wedding bells will be ringing in Hong Kong and Singapore, where couples are keen to tie the knot on a day which they say symbolizes love. But it’s not just Asia which will see an increase in love birds heading to the altar. A survey conducted by US-based David’s Bridal estimates that around 7,500 brides will be getting hitched in America – a 1,446 per cent increase from the less significant 12/12/11. The surge comes as no surprise, considering the sharp increases in marriages which took place on 11/11/11 and 10/10/10.

Jiaqui Yuan signs his marriage certificate dated 12/12/12 at a marriage office in central Sydney December 12, 2012. A record number of couples are getting married today in Australia in celebration of the last time for almost 90 years that the date will have the same number for the day, month and year.

2. For some, the day will be anything but joyful. Many doomsdayers believe 12/12/12 will be the end of the world, thanks to an interpretation of the Mayan calendar. But, most of the end-of-the-world believers are convinced that the actual doomsday is on 12/21/12, when the Mayan calendar is set to end.

3. In response to “end of the world” preparations taking place across the globe, the Astronomical Society of the Pacific has declared 12/12/12 “Anti-Doomsday Day,” in celebration of rational thinking and reasoned discourse.

4. Palindrome lovers will rejoice in the fact that at 1:21:02 am, they can celebrate the second which marks a date-time combination which will be read the same both backwards and forwards. 2012-12-12 1:21:02 = 201212-1-212102.

5. Those who wish to take part in yet another time-based phenomenon but find themselves snoring away at 1:21:02 will be given a second chance. At 12:12:12 pm, the number 12 will be given a “sixer” – 12/12/12 12:12:12.

6. Number crunchers have a profound respect for the number 12, mainly because of its divisibility capabilities. After all, it can divided into halves, thirds, fourths, sixths, and twelfths. So it can only be assumed that mathematicians will find 12/12/12 to be three times more exciting than a normal “12” day.  

7. According to Chinese numerology, the number one is a yang number which is ruled by the sun and represents independence and individualism. Two is a yin number which is ruled by the moon and represents symmetry and balance. When placed together, the number 12 brings harmony to the yin and yang, balancing the feminine energy of the moon with the masculine energy of the sun. So, what we can gather is that 12/12/12 equals lots of harmony.

People practice Taiji, a form of Chinese martial arts.

8. Three is generally considered a heavenly number and often represents the soul or godhead. Four is the number of earth and mankind – for example, there are four elements (earth, air, fire, and water) and four cardinal directions (north, south, east, and west). Because of this, the product of the two numbers, 12, has been said to encompass both the secular and the sacred. So 12/12/12 should mean that both sides will be represented more than usual.

9. December 12, 2012 is exactly 6 years, 6 months, 6 days from June 6, 2006, or 06/06/06.

10. From culinary cuisine to calendars, 12 has been a significant number since its creation. Just think about it – 12 months in the year, 12 hours of night and day, 12 astrological signs, 12 Olympic gods and goddesses, 12 days of Christmas, and Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Oh, and let’s not forget about eggs – which are cheaper by the dozen! With so much significance on its side, 12/12/12 was seemingly destined to be a meaningful day.

Indian nurses from Kasturba Gandhi hospital pose with two female babies born after midnight in conjunction with the date 12.12.12 in New Delhi on December 12, 2012.

11. Kiam Moriya of Birmingham, Alabama will turn 12 at 12:12pm on 12/12/12. Since approximately 267 babies are born every minute, many other people will share the same moment – in their respective timezones, of course!

12. Students at Moscow State University have been given motivation to study after their professor posted a sign on his door stating, “The last chance to retake your History of Foreign Literature exam will be 12/12/12. If you choose not to take it, it will not only be the end of the world…but also the end of you.”


TOPICS: Astronomy; Chit/Chat; Conspiracy; History
KEYWORDS: 1212; 121212; silliness; sourcetitlenoturl; twelve; weddingbells

1 posted on 12/12/2012 8:28:53 AM PST by Lucky9teen
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To: Lucky9teen

Oh no! Not the dreaded flying ballons!


2 posted on 12/12/2012 8:34:15 AM PST by Misterioso ( "Those who grant sympathy to guilt, grant none to innocence." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Misterioso

Let’s call it:

A gross of gross!

(A “gross” being a dozen dozen)


3 posted on 12/12/2012 8:40:07 AM PST by Kansas58
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To: Lucky9teen

12 is a very important number in Western Music.

It is the number of notes in the Chromatic Scale
It is the Number of Major keys
It is the Number of Natural minor keys
It is the number of keys in the Circle of Fifths

It is very cool how the keys line up!


4 posted on 12/12/2012 8:44:04 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Lucky9teen

Here’s hoping some idiot jihadist doesn’t try to exploit the occasion.


5 posted on 12/12/2012 8:49:18 AM PST by alancarp (Liberals: making promises that no one's wallet can keep,)
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To: Lucky9teen

Oooo Noooo! We need a really big leap year!

6 posted on 12/12/2012 8:51:34 AM PST by shove_it (the 0bama regime are the people Huxley, Orwell and Rand warned us about)
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To: Lucky9teen

It only happens the first twelve years of every century that has ever been. It happened last year and every year before that back to 2001. It happened from 1901 to 1912, 1801 to 1812, 1701 to 1712 and on and on.

So special. Aaaaaiiiieeee! And we’ll never see it again! /s


7 posted on 12/12/2012 8:59:16 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

And because of the Mayan Doomsday, we will not get to next year with its 13/13/13!


8 posted on 12/12/2012 9:12:47 AM PST by Scrambler Bob (If you could read my mind ... just count up the felonies!)
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To: Lucky9teen

yippy!


9 posted on 12/12/2012 9:17:17 AM PST by billys kid ("Bury me on my head for one day this world will be upside down." (Diogenes))
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To: All; Lucky9teen

While I was reading this, glanced at the clock in the corner of my screen and noticed it was 12:12.

Freaky!


10 posted on 12/12/2012 9:18:37 AM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: 2111USMC; 21stCenturion; 2ndDivisionVet; 3AngelaD; 4mycountry; 5Madman2; 66-442hot; 6amgelsmama; ...

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11 posted on 12/12/2012 9:20:02 AM PST by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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12 posted on 12/12/2012 9:20:29 AM PST by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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13 posted on 12/12/2012 9:21:30 AM PST by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Lucky9teen

We won’t have another day like this until 13/13/13.


14 posted on 12/12/2012 9:26:20 AM PST by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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15 posted on 12/12/2012 9:35:31 AM PST by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Lucky9teen
very disturbing. :-)

16 posted on 12/12/2012 9:49:25 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today; who can take your income & tax it all away..0Bama man can :)
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To: Lucky9teen
Whatever!

Today does have a very special meaning to me though.

Because 01/01/01 was my Grandmother's 66th Birthday and that started the sequential dates.

Now today 12/12/12 is my Fathers 58th Birthday and it ends the sequential dates.

Its a funny world we live in.

17 posted on 12/12/2012 9:50:50 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Scrambler Bob
If it weren't for Pope Gregory's calendar reform, we would have 13 days to go before 12/12/12.

This morning on FNC they had a story about a boy who will be twelve years old today--he was born at 12:12 p.m. on Dec. 12, 2000.

18 posted on 12/12/2012 9:56:18 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Lucky9teen
No mention of the 12 tribes of Israel?

Are even the numerologists antisemitic now?

19 posted on 12/12/2012 10:19:39 AM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Verginius Rufus
Thirteen 28 day months plus one or two leap days each year.

But that would make too much sense.

20 posted on 12/12/2012 10:21:48 AM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Lucky9teen

I may have to pick up a 12 pack to celebrate this occasion.


21 posted on 12/12/2012 10:26:52 AM PST by WinMod70
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To: Scrambler Bob
Bob, your post that I'm replying to "posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 12:12:47"

You were 35 seconds too late :(

22 posted on 12/12/2012 10:34:02 AM PST by citizen (We get the government we choose. America either voted for Obama or handed it to him by not voting.)
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To: Lucky9teen

I recorded the entire minute of 12:12 as a short video on my iPhone. I video’d my Casio watch which is synced to the atomic clock in Ft. Collins, Colorado, so I know it is accurate. I know it was kinda stupid to do it but I won’t be alive the next time a similar occurance takes place. Now I have to find out how to screen cap the moment where it reads 12.12:12 12-12.


23 posted on 12/12/2012 10:35:47 AM PST by NCC-1701 (The LEFT's intolerance of the RIGHT is intolerable.)
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To: Lucky9teen; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

That’s nothing, wait a year for 13/13/13!


24 posted on 12/12/2012 10:36:21 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Lucky9teen
Captain Obvious is working overtime (in all the time zones) today!

(See above posts.)

25 posted on 12/12/2012 10:39:18 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Lucky9teen

Dirty Dozen!


26 posted on 12/12/2012 10:40:13 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Lucky9teen

Baker’s Dozen Dozen Dozen!


27 posted on 12/12/2012 10:41:04 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Lucky9teen

Twelfth, twelth, twelth of never!


28 posted on 12/12/2012 10:42:39 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Lucky9teen
Hmmm.... I worked through this "historic" date / time... ;-(

However, I did catch 01:23:45 6-7-89 and 12:34:56 7-8-90 -- and even called them in to the weatherman in Boston, who announced them on the evening news on TV...

29 posted on 12/12/2012 11:44:30 AM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias... "Barack": Allah's current ally...)
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To: Lucky9teen
Oooooooooooh

30 posted on 12/12/2012 12:15:31 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
That calendar has been proposed--I remember reading about it when I was a kid.

If the year began on a Sunday, you would get 13 Friday the thirteenths in a year.

31 posted on 12/12/2012 12:18:03 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: RegulatorCountry

But we only got one 12:12:12 that was in the year 1212.

The most important event of that year was the Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa, the most important turning point in the reconquista.


32 posted on 12/12/2012 12:24:05 PM PST by Sherman Logan (Brought to you by one of the pale penis people.)
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To: Lucky9teen
Wednesday silliness????!!!!

Oh, NOOOOOOOOOOO!

Illogical!

33 posted on 12/12/2012 12:30:26 PM PST by ArGee (Reality - what a concept.)
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To: ArGee

34 posted on 12/12/2012 12:37:02 PM PST by ArGee (Reality - what a concept.)
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To: ArGee

35 posted on 12/12/2012 12:55:01 PM PST by ArGee (Reality - what a concept.)
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To: TXnMA
Don't worry. To paraphrase Jimmy Buffet:

"It's 12:12:12 12/12/12 somewhere."

36 posted on 12/12/2012 1:05:06 PM PST by ArGee (Reality - what a concept.)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
Thirteen 28 day months plus one or two leap days each year.

But that would make too much sense.

I like twelve 30 day months (five six day weeks) with five and a quarter days to party down.

Regards,
GtG

37 posted on 12/12/2012 1:13:17 PM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Lucky9teen

You’re nine pings short!


38 posted on 12/12/2012 2:07:36 PM PST by Loud Mime (Conservatives refused to unite; now we pay the price!)
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To: Scrambler Bob

You win. Your time of post: Wed 12 Dec 2012 12:12:47 PM EST


39 posted on 12/12/2012 7:19:19 PM PST by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: Lucky9teen
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40 posted on 12/12/2012 8:57:22 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Lucky9teen
From the article:
41 posted on 12/13/2012 5:06:22 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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