Happy 12/12/12!

Robyn Norgan
Dec 12, 2012

Today is 12/12/12 and it's the last of it's kind for a long, long time. Most of us won't be around for the next one, which will be 1/1/01 (or if we will we'll be really, really old). So enjoy today, especially since it's just 9 days before the end of the world (so I guess that means it really is the last of it's kind huh).

Just for fun here are twelve random things related to the number twelve:

  • 1 dozen = 12
  • 12 inches in a foot
  • 12 months in the year
  • 12 is the number of function keys on most PC keyboards (F1-F12)
  • 12 is the atomic number of Magnesium on the Periodic Table of Elements
  • 12 people have walked on the Moon
  • The 12th moon of Jupiter is Lysithea
  • There are twelve basic hues in the color wheel: 3 primary colors, 3 secondary colors, and 6 tertiary colors
  • William Shakespear wrote a comedy called Twelfth Night
  • In 10-pin bowling, 12 is the number of strikes you need for a perfect game
  • Alcoholics Anonymous has 12 steps in it's program
  • If you're getting ready to celebrate Christmas, you could celebrate the Twelve Days of Christmas, which means Christmas would actually end January 5 (sounds pretty good to me!)

  • There are other uses for the number twelve, such as in your domain! Check out these twelve "twelve-themed" premium domains available now:

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    Author Robyn Norgan
    This post was written by Robyn Norgan, who thinks the Mayans should've chosen 12/12/12 as the date for the end of the world. That makes way more sense than 12/21/12, right?