12 Heads on 12/12/12!

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The Koren Ensemble, otherwise known as Daniel Koren, repeats his stunt from 11/11/11 for today's date, 12/12/12.

What's so special about 12/12/12? It's just a series of repeating numbers in the date, but it will be the last one for a long time -after all, we don't have a month numbered higher than 12! Still, after all the others, people are just not excited about the date.

Perhaps we're all just a little jaded after so many numerical notables during the past decade, from 1/1/1 on up. Remember all the hullabaloo over 6/6/6? It was feared to be the end of the world -- hmm, where have we heard that before? -- and barring that, hundreds of expectant moms with sign-of-the-devil due dates opted for C-sections on other days. On 8/8/8, the Beijing Olympics were carefully coordinated to begin at 8:08 p.m., eight being a significant number in Asian cultures. And then we turned it up to triple 11s last year.

And now, the 12s. Yawn. Even the Bay Area's favorite numbers man, retired high school teacher Ron Gordon, of Redwood City, who pines for palindromes and loves a good Pi Day (March 14, or 3/14), sort of gave up on 12/12/12. He had sent out news releases about the sequential date of 10/11/12, but got little interest, so he figured folks might be tired of all the dizzying dates.

"Seemed like 12/12/12 just wasn't going to get enough respect," he said.

Or maybe it's because the date getting all the press is 12/21/12. Link

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