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Numerologists go crazy every time something like this occurs.  People scurried to the horse races on July 7, 1977, and reveled on September 9, 1999.  Don’t you know evangelicals fretted all day on June 6, 1966?  Here we are again – another date that will live in the annals of quirkiness and the minds of people with OCD.

The number 12 has been significant since the beginning of time – 12 months in the year, 12 hours of night, 12 hours of day, 12 astrological signs, 12 Olympic gods and goddesses, 12 days of Christmas, and Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.”

The number 12 is an accountant’s dream.  It can divided into halves, thirds, fourths, sixths, and twelfths.

Palindrome lovers rejoiced in the fact that at 1:21:02 A.M., they could 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.  That makes my eyes hurt.

In 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.  Thus, 12/12/12 supposedly equals lots of harmony.  Just like Red Bull and vodka!

I hope everyone enjoyed this day.  It’ll be the last one of its kind for a very long time.  In the meantime, I need to rest my eyes.

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