In calendrical quirk, Wednesday will be 12/12/12
The next string of similarly lucky repetitive-digit dates won’t come around for the next century, until January 1, 2101, which will be 01/01/01 all over again.
That’s assuming, of course, that the Earth makes it past Dec. 21, which many fringe theorists believe will be doomsday.
Last year’s 11/11/11 was considered particularly lucky, especially when the clock turned to 11:11, a time some wait for to make wishes.
On Wednesday, of course, the big moment will come at 12:12:12 p.m. The countdown clock at the top of this item is ticking down the time to that momentous moment.
Some miscellaneous facts: In English, the word “twelve” is the largest number with only one syllable. Twelve is also the uniform number worn by Tom Brady, so perhaps the day should be dedicated to the Patriots quarterback.Sarah N. Mattero can be reached at email@example.com.
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