Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Since this won't come again for another 100 years I thought it nice to commemorate the time!
The date is 12/12/12.
It's the last triple-digit day of the century.
It is the smallest number with exactly six divisors.
The number 12 can be evenly divided into halves, thirds, fourths, sixths, and twelfths.
That is what makes a dozen a very convenient number.
12 x 12 = 144 = 1 gross.
So... 3 x 4, 6 x 8, etc. are very convenient storage and packaging dimensions.
A group of twelve things is called a duodecad.
There are 12 days of Christmas, 12 apostles, and 12 Federal Reserve Districts.
The human body has twelve cranial nerves.
Jacob had 12 sons, and so there were 12 tribes of Israel.
In the King Arthur Legend, Arthur is said to have subdued 12 rebel princes and to have won 12 great battles against Saxon invaders.
Force 12 on the Beaufort wind force scale corresponds to the maximum wind speed of a hurricane.
Twelve is a pretty big deal in religion, science and mythology.
So, Happy 12/12/12!
Hope you do something fun today!