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Old 02-12-2002, 17:44   #1 (permalink)
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Believe it or not but 8.02pm on February 20 this year will be an historic moment in time.

It will not be marked by the chiming of any clocks or the ringing of bells, but at that precise time, on that specific date, something will happen which has not occurred for 1,001 years and will never happen again.

As the clock ticks over from 8.01pm on Wednesday, February 20,time will, for sixty seconds only, read in perfect symmetry 2002, 2002, 2002, or to be more precise - 20:02, 20/02, 2002.

This historic event will never have the same poignancy as the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month which marks Armistice Day, but it is an event which has only ever happened once before, and is something which will never be repeated.

The last occasion that time read in such a symmetrical pattern was long before the days of the digital watch and the 24-hour clock - at 10.01am on January 10, 1001.

And because the clock only goes up to 23.59, it is something that will never happen again.

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I think we all need to stop and down a beer during this historic moment in time... Amazing when you think about it. :s3
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what about 21:12 21/12 2112?
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what about 21:12 21/12 2112?
Hey hobbes.. you can wait for that one, and the rest of use will do something to commemorate the 2002 one!!

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what about 21:12 21/12 2112?
Now who's being a smarty pants :D
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wow... never thought about that...

even if you consider hobbes' point, it still only happens twice a millenium
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The last occasion that time read in such a symmetrical pattern was long before the days of the digital watch and the 24-hour clock - at 10.01am on January 10, 1001.

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Which raises the question of which day it happened on, because in 1001 it ran on the Julian Calendar which was later replaced by the Gregorian Calendar, and if you count back from our current Gregorian Calendar it results in a different day to that on the Julian Calendar.

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The last occasion that time read in such a symmetrical pattern was long before the days of the digital watch and the 24-hour clock - at 10.01am on January 10, 1001.
what about 11:11 11/11 1111 ??
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what about 11:11 11/11 1111 ??
were you around back then to tell us what was it like? hehe

oh yes! i forgot! you're 17 years old! you wouldn't remember that... hehe
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What about the US form of dates, with the month before the day. Will they be allowed to share this historic date, or do they have to wait for their own?
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And because the clock only goes up to 23.59, it is something that will never happen again.
I just thought I'd point it out :s3
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