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Take a Moment: Today is 12/12/12

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It may not make it into the history books, but it's a mildly exciting event.

If you've logged into your Facebook account today, you probably read chatter about today's date being 12/12/12. The hype about the last major numerical date using the Gregorian or Christian calendar for almost another century started earlier this week with several photos doing the rounds pointing out the significance of today's date. Whether it was referred to as 'sound check day' or simply 12/12/12, the fact remains that we won't see another date like this for a long time to come. There is no thirteenth month, folks.

According to the Toronto Star, the city has seen an influx of people getting married. A spokesperson for the city guessed that City Hall saw roughly four times the number of weddings compared to a normal Wednesday. If three 12s just aren't enough for you, you could have had three more at lunchtime today (and just after midnight this morning). Did you screenshot the time when it was 12:12:12 on 12/12/12? Let us know if you're doing anything special on this notable day!

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    vittau , December 12, 2012 7:15 PM
    That people even care about a number combination in an arbitrary calendar system is the most notable fact.
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    Anonymous , December 12, 2012 7:02 PM
    only day Americans write the date correctly :-)
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    Anonymous , December 12, 2012 7:02 PM
    only day Americans write the date correctly :-)
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    Anonymous , December 12, 2012 7:07 PM
    Also, my birthday! =]
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    jemm , December 12, 2012 7:14 PM
    TiedwaiAlso, my birthday! =]


    Happy Birthday then! :) 
  • 15 Hide
    vittau , December 12, 2012 7:15 PM
    That people even care about a number combination in an arbitrary calendar system is the most notable fact.
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    victorintelr , December 12, 2012 7:16 PM
    OMG! it's 12/12/12 the world is coming to an end!!! Oh, wait.... that's like a week away....didn't really noticed. Just worked today like any other day, nothing out of the ordinary.
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    jonnyberthiaume , December 12, 2012 7:18 PM
    Niteloreonly day Americans write the date correctly :-)


    Some report said they saw less errors from American with last year 11/11/11... :) 
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    spartanmk2 , December 12, 2012 7:20 PM
    Niteloreonly day Americans write the date correctly :-)


    Nothing wrong with being different,
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    littleleo , December 12, 2012 7:22 PM
    Called the family at 12 past noon to wish them a happy 12:12 on 12/12/12. Damn answering machine picked up and couldn't leave the message till 12:13, lol.
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    tsnorquist , December 12, 2012 7:23 PM
    Was really hoping my son would be born today, as expected, he wanted to make life more complicated by having a harder birth date to remember.
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    sacre , December 12, 2012 7:29 PM
    Spartanmk2Nothing wrong with being different,


    Oh, when another country is different you guys don't take more than a second to go nuts over it, but when your country is doing something odd its now a "Nothing wrong with being different"

    Oh and your measurement system...... only reason we do use that terrible feet inches method in Aviation is because of your country.. i mean c'mon, 12 inches in a foot, 3 feet in a yard, etc, etc terrible.. what a mess
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    LightningStryk17 , December 12, 2012 7:32 PM
    sacreOh, when another country is different you guys don't take more than a second to go nuts over it, but when your country is doing something odd its now a "Nothing wrong with being different"Oh and your measurement system...... only reason we do use that terrible feet inches method in Aviation is because of your country.. i mean c'mon, 12 inches in a foot, 3 feet in a yard, etc, etc terrible.. what a mess



    Please, get butt hurt more over nothing, its mildly entertaining.
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    sacre , December 12, 2012 7:38 PM
    LightningStryk17Please, get butt hurt more over nothing, its mildly entertaining.


    You're welcome
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    jonnyberthiaume , December 12, 2012 7:38 PM
    Really! I get downvoted for a joke? You really have a complex of inferiority...
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    brucen13 , December 12, 2012 7:40 PM
    Depends what is meant by significant numerical date...

    Next year there is 11/12/13 and the year after, for people in the US, there is 12/13/14.
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    surfer1337dude , December 12, 2012 7:40 PM
    sacreOh, when another country is different you guys don't take more than a second to go nuts over it, but when your country is doing something odd its now a "Nothing wrong with being different"Oh and your measurement system...... only reason we do use that terrible feet inches method in Aviation is because of your country.. i mean c'mon, 12 inches in a foot, 3 feet in a yard, etc, etc terrible.. what a mess

    Sorry but that isnt everyone. Also the only reason you have aviation is because of our country. If you dont like it you could just not fly and keep using boats/trains/cars.

    PS: Normal long day for me.
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    stevo777 , December 12, 2012 8:25 PM
    surfer1337dudeSorry but that isnt everyone. Also the only reason you have aviation is because of our country. If you dont like it you could just not fly and keep using boats/trains/cars. PS: Normal long day for me.

    Yeah, and pretty much everything else... Computer, Internet, Processors, Microchips. The list goes on and on. If we're so f'n stupid, how come we invent most things?
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    sam_p_lay , December 12, 2012 8:48 PM
    stevo777Yeah, and pretty much everything else... Computer, Internet, Processors, Microchips. The list goes on and on. If we're so f'n stupid, how come we invent most things?


    Wrong.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Berners-Lee

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Babbage

    Kind of a backfire for a comment about not being stupid. But yeah, obviously saying all Americans are stupid is in itself a stupid (and racist) thing to say.
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    techcurious , December 12, 2012 9:45 PM
    stevo777Yeah, and pretty much everything else... Computer, Internet, Processors, Microchips. The list goes on and on. If we're so f'n stupid, how come we invent most things?

    I don't think most people think ALL Americans are stupid.. only stupid people would believe in absolutes like that. But you have to admit, the ratio of dumb people in the US is pretty high for a Developed country.. Perhaps it's not as bad as it seems and "America's Dumbness" is just attracting more attention than it's smartness ever since George W. Bush got so much media attention... Having a president that said things like "Most of our imports come from overseas.." really did not help America's image in the world... and yet the American people elected him for a 2nd term!
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    sliem , December 12, 2012 9:46 PM
    Next year: Nov 12th 2013 or 11/12/13.
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    stevo777 , December 12, 2012 10:12 PM
    sam_p_layWrong.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Berners-Leehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_BabbageKind of a backfire for a comment about not being stupid. But yeah, obviously saying all Americans are stupid is in itself a stupid (and racist) thing to say.

    Ah, babbage didn't invent the computer genious. That's like saying Da Vinci invented the airplane, and not the Wright brothers. Get your facts straight, and don't call someone else stupid if you are going to be a complete fool. I can think of an interstellar spaceship; that doesn't mean I invented one. By your genios logic, there's plenty of people who have "invented" perpetual motion machines. Sheesh!

    And, the Web is not the internet, it is the software. The hardware is the internet. You my friend, are not nearly as bright as you think you are.
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