CNN finds itself posting articles with headlines that read Once-in-a-lifetime 12/12/12 date spawns mass weddings, superstitions and RT finds itself with articles that read something like 12/12/12: Twelve must-know facts about last once-in-a-lifetime date this century with a text that reads something like as follows. Have a great 12.12.2012 day.
12/12/12 –– the day of Harmony ... or Doom?
Twelve facts about the last, once-in-a-lifetime date, this century …
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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