The Magical Number 12

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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.

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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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