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Have you heard the news? 12:34:56 7 8 9?

Asked by YARNLADY (45021points) July 7th, 2009

A very important time and date. Do you enjoy number games?

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eponymoushipster's avatar

you’re missing the 2000 from the last number.

Tink's avatar

I would like to know what that is…

ragingloli's avatar

oh noes. that was the end of the world. we have all died.

whitenoise's avatar

Well and the modern part of the world can rejoice on 7 August.
I love these kinds of dates. I always smile when I glance at a clock and the time shows 22:22, or another nice symmetry . Silly, huh?

20:02 on 20 02 2002 was my favorite so far. (Sorry, you guys yonder missed out on that one).

Jeruba's avatar

Not on the West Coast yet, @ragingloli. We are still alive. It’s only 11:28 p.m. on July 7th here.

Grisaille's avatar

Ah, crap. I missed it.

Grisaille's avatar

…does that mean I’m dead?

YARNLADY's avatar

@Tink1113 12:34:56 7 8 9 = 12 midnight, 34 minutes, 56 seconds on 7 (july) 8 (200)9 in other words, exactly 12:34:56 on July 8, 2009 = 123456789

Tink's avatar

Oh dang, thanks :)
It’s 12:05 am over here

whatthefluther's avatar

@YARNLADY…Technically, I guess it will happen twice, shortly after midnight and after noon (although if one uses military time, it will only occur after noon). About 25 minutes to go on the first one….I need a drink. See ya….wtf

YARNLADY's avatar

@whatthefluther Oh, yeah, I missed that part.

whatthefluther's avatar

So @Grisaille…you get another chance at it! Happens only once every thousand years! Enjoy! See ya….wtf

Grisaille's avatar

Very true. Cool beans, I say.

ragingloli's avatar

midnight? why not noon?
because “12 midnight, 34 minutes, 56 seconds” for me is 00:34:56

whatthefluther's avatar

@ragingloli….both actually, unless you prescribe to military time, then just noon….wtf

ragingloli's avatar

well we don’t use am/pm in germany, but exclusively the 24 hour scale.

whatthefluther's avatar

@ragingloli….do you have 24 hours marked on your watches and clocks or have you gone completely digital?

ragingloli's avatar

well the analogue clocks have 12 hours, i have to admit.
aaand we use the 12 hour scale in everyday language, but all the written times are 24. but never do we use am/pm

whatthefluther's avatar

yes, it those Swiss…always neutral on everything…

whatthefluther's avatar

…good chocolate, tho…

pezz's avatar

The only trouble with that date is in England it’s 12:34:56 8 7 9

whatthefluther's avatar

oh, no…’s here…!?! Oh my…..............................................................

YARNLADY's avatar

@pezz Lucky you, you get it all over again on August 7.

Tink's avatar

@whatthefluther We didn’t die!!

whatthefluther's avatar

@Tink1113…Speak for yourself…...wait, I guess you’re right. Phew!!! I had my lips locked with @sccrowell for several minutes, through it. Would have been a great way to go out. Wait, I think know of an even better way…..hey, @sccrowell, we are sleeping in til well after noon tomorrow….well, we won’t be sleeping at 12:34:56….I have another idea!!!
@Tink1113….hey, kid….check in with me around 1PM, or so…

shrubbery's avatar

Yeah, the rest of the world is gonna have to wait til August. You guys are so silly, it makes so much more sense to have day month year… :P

eambos's avatar

So when you say the date, do you say it “July 7, 2009,” or “7th of July, 2009?”

NaturalMineralWater's avatar

In Korea it happened a day before it happened there. Whattyaknow .. the end of the world is just like Korea has always been… figures.

bezdomnaya's avatar

Ha ha. I missed it this time around because I’m in the UK, and I’ll miss it again on August 7th because I’ll be in the US. :(

Oh well, I guess it means I’ll have to party extra hard on Pi Day this year

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