Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Once in a hundred years

Did you know that there will not be another 12/12/12 for a hundred of years? Today's date is considered auspicious by some, doomed by others, and just plain easy to remember by many. The number certainly holds significance in human existence through the millennia, a fact of which there is indisputable evidence:
  • 12 hours of day and night
  • 12 months in the year in the Roman calendar
  • 12 signs of the Zodiac
  • 12 Apostles
  • 12 days of Christmas
  • 12 tribes of Israel
  • 12 gods of Olympus
  • 12 old testament prophets... you get the idea.
Some say the day symbolizes love, others completeness or fulfillment, and Doomsdayers think that today heralds the end of the world (just because of their interpretation of the Mayan calendar).

And Melissa of St. John's Stitcher celebrates with a whole year of RAKs (random act of kindness). Check her blog for more info.

So long my friends,


  1. I am ashamed to say that I did not realise the date until I started to read some posts. That is the trouble with being retired and living in Cornwall, it is easy for the world to pass you by.

  2. Darn it, I didnt realise. I can't believe I missed the end of the world. Will have to blame chemo brain again rofl xxxxxx

  3. And I considered it an interesting piece of trivia. :-P

  4. Thanks for always sharing so much great info! I didn't know there were 12 tribes, 12 gods, or 12 prophets.

    I'm just sad that it was raining yesterday and I didn't go to Krispy Kreme to get my free dozen donuts for 12-12-12 Day!

  5. Interesting! Looks like we are still all here. Thanks so much for stopping by to say hello.

    Kathy M.

  6. Fun facts. We were thinking it was cool but not THAT cool!


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