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.