The Magical Number 12



Today is 12/12/12…  In our local paper there was an article about the magical fun facts around the number 12 that I wanted to share with you today.  Be sure to notice that if you go to the grocery store today, and buy eggs, you will get them in a carton of 12!  How about roses?  Will you buy a dozen?

*Matter of time: 12 months make a year, 12 hour clock and the 12 astrological signs.

*Christianity has 12 apostles, 12 days of Christmas, 12 sons of Jacob are the 12 Tribes of Israel.

Alcoholics Anonymous has its 12 step program.

*12th man for the Aggie football team.

*12 men have walked on the moon.  Harrison Schmitt and Eugene Cernan, the final two astronauts walked in December 1972.

*Forget the metric system.  We love our 12 inches to the foot.

*The human body has 12 pairs of ribs and 12 pairs of cranial nerves.

*A group of twelve things is called a duodecad

* The New York Jets, for the Hall of Famer Joe Namath, The Dallas Cowboys, Hall of Famer Roger Staubach and The Pittsburgh Steelers, Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw.

*Movies with the number twelve or its variations in their titles include:  12 Angry Men, Cheaper by the Dozen, Ocean’s Twelve, 12 Monkeys and The Dirty Dozen.


One thought on “The Magical Number 12

  1. And the wedding anniversary of my two wonderful Aggies, Brittany and Jared Isbell!

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