On 20 Dec, or rather 20/12/2012, we came to the end of a lovely run of beautiful numbers seen through dates.
I was on a car journey on 12 Dec and at 1210 my colleague left me in the car at our coffee stop so I could photograph this.
You can imagine my interest on 20 Dec to come across a radio interview on beautiful dates. I think the interviewee said we have 68 in the 21st century of which we've already had 43; you know, 01/01/01, 02/02/02, 01/02/03 etc. I've tried to find the interview to no avail, but I did find this article.
Apparently we don't have much to look forward to in the next decade except next year at 2:15pm on 11 Dec. Or rather, 11/12/13 14:15. The Radio 4 presenter was a tad scoffing questioning how a number can be beautiful. "And anyway," he said, "it's all very well if you believe in the 24 hour clock. Believe in the 24 hour clock? That's like saying I don't believe in Celsius, or inches or some other measurement system. Honestly.
Mind you, I reckon if you switch the time and date around you could have 09:10 on 11/12/13 which is also quite neat. Two in one day ;-)