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If dates could determine history, what should happen on 12-12-12?

Asked by burntbonez (5197points) December 11th, 2012

This can be in personal history, local history, national, international or interstellar history. What do you think the significance of 12–12-12 should be? Serious or funny, straight or fantastic. The more the merrier!

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Jeruba's avatar

It’s only 12/12/12 because we drop the first two digits of the year. 12/12/2012 doesn’t sound nearly so magical, does it? But that’s the actual date (as “actual” as any date may be; which is to say, arbitrary, but a matter of common consensus).

bhec10's avatar

I’m gonna catch a flight on the 12/12/12 and it’s at 12:05. With some luck I will have a short delay and take off at exactly 12:12:12 on the 12/12/12 :)

nofurbelowsbatgirl's avatar

At exactly 12:12 & 12 seconds on 12/12/12 the entire world should moon the aliens.

SadieMartinPaul's avatar

The armistice that ended the fighting in the First World War went into effect at 11:00 am on the 11th of November…the eleventh month, eleventh day, and literally Europe’s “eleventh hour.”

The lyricism is exquisite, but the reality was something very different. With the end quickly approaching, Allied commanders wanted to punish the enemy to the very last moment. The result—11,000 casualties suffered, more than during the D-Day invasion of Normandy.

By comparison, 12/12/12 is delightfully benign. Ok…here’s my pledge for tomorrow: I’m going to do 12 minutes on the elliptical machine, 12 minutes on a stationary bicycle, and 12 minutes on the ArcTrainer. My thighs will salute the day!

Unbroken's avatar

12 when the magic begins. I think the barrier between the magical world and ours will fall and we face all sorts of new challenges.

Maybe we will unite as a species and a whole new era or misunderstanding and fear and specism hate and love will occur.

Ok I am itching for a Jim Butcher book now. I must check to see if the new one is out yet.

SadieMartinPaul's avatar

Maybe there’ll be a ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE at 12:00 noon on 12/12/12. Are you prepared?

JenniferP's avatar

Anything could happen, just like any other day. it will probably be no different than the first day of 2,000.

wundayatta's avatar

Things will be here by the dozens in a minute now, as I write. I won’t finish before 12–12-12 is here. Dozens. A dozen eggs? A dozen cupcakes? A dozen ear of corn? Dozens and dozens and dozens. Say that word over and over. It starts to sound ridiculous, of course. Like this answer.

Judi's avatar

This is the last alignment like this for 100 years since there isn’t a thirteenth month. Edit: or is it 90 years? No, 88 years?

zenvelo's avatar

Everyone should be marching tomorrow, marching down the street in step “one-two, one-two, one-two….”.

Berserker's avatar

Dammit didn’t anyone learn anything on the year 2000? Now we have 12/12/12. The hell’s next I ask? a twelve pack Link mah boy!

Unbroken's avatar

Well thanks ya’ll second night in a row I felt earthquake and tremors.
Now I have visions of the earth tearing open and releasing hot lava and hordes of mini devil men a la army of darkness style.

Oh wait warmth…. bring out the bikinis shave your legs and don’t forget the fireproof chairs. I like a good bonfire on a snowy night… where could this possibly go wrong?

Berserker's avatar

Dang it, you’re sposed to be having visions of sugar plums dancing in your head at this time o’ year! You people DEPRESS me. XD

ucme's avatar

The Dirty Dozen come out of retirement, most from their graves & attack the North Korean military.

cookieman's avatar

12 homemade chocolate chip cookies will be delivered to @cookieman by 12 voluptuous redheads accompanied by 12 Bassett hounds.

bhec10's avatar

My flight was in fact delayed but it didn’t take off at 12:12:12. It was at 12:15 :(

Unbroken's avatar

@bhec10 I don’t think the earth and the universe are cogently aware or regard the oddities of our applied methodolgy to time anyhow. I think you can get by with lots of 12’s and no one will know. Except us.
@Symbeline I am not sure I know what a sugar plum is.

Jeruba's avatar

I started my system today, just now, at 12:12 p.m. (PST) on 12/12/12, and nothing exploded.

Guess I’ll go have a dozen bagels.

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