Saturday, 22 December 2012

Beautiful Numbers

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.
12 12 12 12 12
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 ;-)

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