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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

123456 O'Clock!

http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,70587-0.html?tw=rss.index

Where New York Times columnist David Pogue latched onto this fascinating factoid, there's no telling. But as randomly useless bits of trivia go, this is definitely worth noting.

Pogue writes: Late tonight -- specifically, 123 seconds after 1:00 a.m. -- the time and date, for the first time in all of humanity, will be 01:02:03 04/05/06.

And, Pogue points out, this moment will never come again.

Well, at least not exactly. In Europe, which renders the date before the month, this singular moment will occur next month, at 123 seconds past 1 a.m. on 4 May. And after that, it most definitely will never occur again.

Wherever you are, it might be just the right moment to find an all-night liquor store and buy that lottery ticket that forms the basis of your retirement plan.

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo I missed this :(. I'll have to fly to USA now...

3 Comments:

  • You're going no way...still put in the lecture and focus!!!!!!

    By Anonymous rajan, at 10:18  

  • Pogue writes: Late tonight -- specifically, 123 seconds after 1:00 a.m. -- the time and date, for the first time in all of humanity, will be 01:02:03 04/05/06.

    this is wrong!
    what about in 1906? 1806?
    quite clearly it has happened in humanity before
    and will every hundred years

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:59  

  • lol, you have a good point there...

    By Blogger jm1234567890, at 11:03  

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