"12/12/12 marks the last triple number sequence of the century, so it has its own special significance." The day is the last of special dates of the past 12 years, and is the final time the day, month and year will be the same number until Jan. 1, 2101.
Class VI students celebrated 12/12/12 today. The teacher along with her team of students had their head band highlighting 12/12/12. Number 12 echoed at Kaviyan the whole day, wishing each other Happy 12/12/12.
The centurys last sequential date was celebrated by presenting interesting facts about the date in the morning assembly. Children watched with awe the following details given by their teacher.
- Mathematicians love 12 for its inherent divisibility. It is one of the few smaller numbers that can be evenly divided into multiple subsets: halves, thirds, fourths, sixths and twelfths.
- Because 12 can be so easily divided, its commonly used in measurements. There are 12 inches in a foot, 12 ounces in a troy pound (used to measure gold, silver and gems), and 12 in a dozen.
- The number 12 has found its way into religion (12 apostles), mythology (12 Olympian gods) and astrology (12 signs of the zodiac).
- Twelve often represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of another. December is the 12th month of the year; every 12 hours day turns to night or night to day.
- There are also 12 pairs of ribs in most humans, 12 face cards in a deck, and 12 people have walked on the moon.