Boy Turns 12 On 12/12/12 At 12:12

A once-in-a-century event.

This Wednesday is my husband’s 41st birthday. As I noted to him yesterday, this year his birthday falls on 12/12/12.

We thought that was pretty cool and then we read about Kiam Moriya.

He’s got my husband beat by a long shot. While he’s also celebrating his birthday on 12/12/12 he happens to have been born at 12:12pm and oh, hey. He’s turning 12.

As Yahoo reports, though, Moriya is far from the only kid celebrating that honor in the United States. “According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4 million babies were born in the U.S. in 2000. Although the number of babies born daily would vary,” AL.com noted, “the average would have been about 11,000 per day. Spread throughout the 1,440-minute day, that would be about eight babies in a given minute.”

This has happened for the past decade, actually. Last year 11/11/11 was a big date and 10/10/10 before that and so on. I, however, will never get that particular honor as I was born on the 27th and there are only 12 months in a year. So basically, if your birthday falls after the 12th of any month, it’s not happening for you.

Birthdays aren’t the only big events going down this Wednesday. As you can imagine, it’s a very popular date to get married because it’s the last chance this century to have an anniversary with the same three digits because next year is 2013 and, as I mentioned, there are only twelve months. As Yahoo reports, “According to a survey by David’s Bridal, approximately 7,500 brides will tie the knot on December 12, 2012. To put things in perspective, that’s a 1,446 percent increase from last year’s un-special 12-12-11.”

Any fun birthday or anniversary numbers and dates in your family?

You can also find Monica on her personal blog, The Girl Who.

Read more from Monica on Babble:

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