a students' magazine

The magic of 12

Hi there!

Are you getting a bit scared about December 12th?

Just imagine writing this date on a class test…

Actually, there’s not much to worry about (unless you fail your test, of course 😉 ).

It’s just another day, as yesterday or the day after tomorrow… but still… 12/12/12???

When will people on the Earth be able to write down a similar sequence of numbers in a date again???

And there’s much more! 12 isn’t just an ordinary number! You shouldn’t forget that the number 12 is the first number that can be divided into halves, thirds, fourths, sixths, and… twelfths!

Why this, you ask? The answer is simple: because of its divisibility! Its divisors are in fact 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 12.

Moreover, have you ever noticed the recurring presence of the number 12  in our culture?

We have 12 months in a year, 12 signs of the zodiac, in religion we talk of the 12 apostles and of the 12 days of Christmas, in mythology of the 12 labours of Hercules, there are 24 hours in a day with 12 hours for a half a day, and the list could go on!

So if you’re REALLY having a class test today you should write the numbers down with reverence… breathe deeply and feel that UNIQUE moment in your life!!! 🙂

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