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12 Facts About The Number 12

Facts About The Number Twelve

Facts About The Number TwelveToday is 12-12-12 and thousands of folks around the world are in a frenzy to find out what all the hoopla is about. David’s Bridal released a post stating that “today is the last day of the century to marry on an iconic date, and over 9,000 brides are planning to marry today. Some are claiming today has magical power, some fear the end of the world, but only one thing is for certain — There are a lot of internet searches for the number 12 today.

The Skinny On 12-12-12

It’s the last time the month, day and year will be the same until 1/1/2101

The number of weddings today will experience of jump of 1446% over other days of the year

Numerologists associate the number 12  with wealth. In fact, Indian numerologist Swetta Jumaani told CNN that today is “a fantastic day to start a new business venture or make a significant purchase”.

12 Random Facts About The Number 12

1. The word “twelve” is the largest number with a single-morpheme name in English.

2. One of the most math-friendly numbers we’ve got: 12

  • 12″ in foot
  • 12 oz in a troy pound
  • 12 in a dozen
  • 12 hours on a clock
  • 24 hours in a day
  • 144 in a gross (12×12)

3. Number of apostles associated with Jesus and number of tribes of Israel: 12

4. Number of months in a year in most calendar systems: 12

5. Number of zodiac signs in both Western and Chinese zodiac: 12

6. The basic units of time (60 seconds, 60 minutes, 24 hours) can all perfectly divide: 12

7. The maximum hurricane wind speed on the Beaufort wind force scale: 12

8. The number of function keys (i.e. F1) on most PC keyboards: 12

9. The number of keys on any standard digital phone: 12

10: Number of pairs of ribs in the human body: 12

11. Number of knights sitting around the table with King Arther: 12

12: Number of face cards in a deck: 12

 

Sources:

http://blogs.davidsbridal.com/?p=8590

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/12_%28number%29:

http://biblemeanings.info/Words/Number/Twelve.htm

http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/11/living/12-12-12/index.html