12 Things To Know About 12-12-12

To mark the last time in our lifetimes that a triple date will catch our alliterative imaginations, here’s 12 things happening 12-12-12, including a Pope’s first tweet, a day of honor for two NFL quarterbacks and the largest event in music history.


For some people, it's just another Wednesday in just another December in just another year. But today is special: It's the 12th day on the 12th month in the 12th year of the new millenium, which means it's the last such triple-date until Jan. 1, 2101.

So, before we let go of this alliterative date, let’s take a moment to give 12-12-12 its due, and leave to future generations the opportunity to speak about 1-1-01.


Twelve Cool Things To Know About 12-12-12

  • Alabama teenager Kiam Moriya turns 12 at 12:12 on 12-12. — Emirates247.com
  • Pope Benedict XVI has opened a personal Twitter account, and he is scheduled to answer a question about faith in his first tweet, scheduled for 12-12-12, according to Vatican officials. — CNN belief blog
  • An online poll attached to an article asking, 12/12/12 Is it the end? asks readers to vote for what they think will happen today. Among the eight choices: "Rapture," "World War 3," "Global Economic Crash," "Solar Flares" and "Nothing, it's all nonsense."
  • At noon Wednesday, the First-Plymouth Church in Nebraska is set to hold a Gateweay Day to Healing for the World service at which "people of all faiths are invited to share 'the experience of Realignment with our Collective Conscious." — Journal Star
  • Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers wears No. 12. "So earlier this year the state Legislature designated the day [12-12-12] Aaron Rodgers Day in honor of the Super Bowl winner and last year’s MVP." — The Washington Post
  • "For 12/12/12: A Novel in 12 Words" offers descriptions of novels in 12 words. For example, The Shining: "All work and no play makes Jack a dull — but dangerous — boy." — The Washington Post
  • Students will be memorizing "12-24-36-48-60-72-84-96-108-120-132-144." To aid in that effort, here's a catchy tune for learning your 12's times table. — YouTube
  • In honor of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who wears No. 12, "his team is planning a series of events, offering free admittance to its interactive museum in the 12 o'clock hour and discounts at its shop — 12 percent off, naturally." — NPR.com
  • "According to the South China Morning Post, many private doctors are being booked for Caesarean births. The reason, it says: Dec. 12 stands for love, but a greater urgency to have children was felt on 11-11-11 (eternal love) and 10-10-10 (perfection)." — USA Today 
  • County clerks are expecting a wedding rush. — WPTV.com
  • Thousands of couples are expected to declare their vows of everlasting love in Las Vegas. — New York Times 


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