29th May 2024

Fascinating facts about the number ’12’


On December 12, 2012, the numbers of the day, month and year all matched, i.e. it was 12.12.12. The next such date will come on 1.1.2101. Here are some other interesting facts about the number 12.

  • 12 can be  easily  divided  into halves,  thirds,  fourths,  sixths and twelfths.
  • 12 is commonly used in measurements. There are 12 inches in a foot, 12 ounces in a troy pound (used to measure gold, silver and gems), and 12 in a dozen.
  • 12 often represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of another. December is the 12th  month of the year. Every 12 hours day turns to night or night to day.
  • There are 12 pairs of ribs in humans, 12 face cards in a deck, and 12 people have walked on the moon.

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