The uniqueness of 12.12.12

Dec 12 2012, 21:46 IST
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One will have to wait for another 89 years to have such a unique date when all the numbers are similar - 12.12.12. (AP) One will have to wait for another 89 years to have such a unique date when all the numbers are similar - 12.12.12. (AP)
SummaryOne will have to wait for another 89 years to have such a unique date when all the numbers are similar - 12.12.12.

One will have to wait for another 89 years to have such a unique date when all the numbers are similar - 12.12.12.

Such instance of date, month and year matching will again happen after 89 years on 01/01/2101.

Social networking sites were abuzz with the uniqueness of the day with people sharing graphics and jokes related to the day while e-com sites gave discounts for the day.

Some doctors claimed they had requests from expecting mothers and their husbands that they want their babies to be born today itself.

"I have been a gynaecologist for last 30 years but never ever in my entire life I had received so many requests for getting their babies delivered on this particular day of 12.12.12.

"The last time I remembered such thing happened was on January 1, 2000 and on 09.09.09," said Partha Sarathi Banerjee, a gynaecologist in Kolkata.

He said he had initially received several requests from expecting couples to get their babies delivered on this particular day but due to medical reasons he had declined the requests.

"Delivering a baby is a medical process so it can be only done after considering medical considerations and other matters," he said.

The case is more or less same with the marriage registrars, who have been flooded with applications of hundreds of couples who want to tie the knot on the last day of this century (2000) when the date, month and year match for the last time.

Several pubs and some restaurants made arrangements for a special night with some of them making arrangements for good music and change in the menu. Some of restaurants also offered discounts on food and drinks offered till midnight.

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