Fun facts about 12-12-12

Friday, 07 December 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 49 By  Pattaya Mail

At exactly 12 minutes and 12 seconds after 12 o clock on December 12th, the time will be 12:12:12, 12/12/12. This will not happen again before 2112.

Some say this is the real day when the Mayan calendar ends, not 12-21-2012.  I suppose we’ll know on 12-13-12, won’t we...

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

There are 12 function keys on most PC keyboards.

In ten-pin bowling, you need to throw 12 strikes to bowl a perfect game.

There are 12 pairs of ribs in the human body.

Only 12 people have ever walked on the moon.

The Beatles released a total of 12 studio albums.

The Western Zodiac and the Chinese Zodiac each have 12 signs.

King Arthur’s round table had 12 Knights plus himself.

There are normally twelve pairs of ribs in the human body.

There are 12 ounces in a troy pound (used for precious metals).

There are 12 constellations in the ecliptic (or signs of the zodiac).

In the former British currency system, there were twelve pence in a shilling.

In English, twelve is the largest number that has just one syllable.

The Twelve Tables or Lex Duodecim Tabularum, more informally simply Duodecim Tabulae was the ancient legislation underlying Roman law.

There are 12 inches in a foot.

There are 12 face cards in a deck of cards.

Alcoholics Anonymous has 12 steps, 12 traditions and 12 concepts for world service.

There are 12 months in a year.

There are 12 hours on the face of an analogue clock.

A dozen is a quantity that means twelve.

A gross is twelve dozen.

In the Bible, Jacob had 12 sons.

Jesus had twelve disciples.

Twelve tribes were started after Moses led his people out of Egypt.

Twelve in Roman Numerals is XII.

A group of twelve things is called a Duodecad.

The 12th moon of Jupiter is called Lysithea.

D12 is a rap group also known as the Dirty Dozen.

There are 12 stars on the Flag of Europe.

Under British law, when you reach the age of 12 you can buy a pet.

On the 12th day of Christmas my true love gave to me: Twelve Drummers Drumming…

 

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