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12:34:56 7/8/9

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Nice observation by Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey:

“I’ve timed this post to go up at 12:34 ET this afternoon in order to celebrate an event that happens twice every hundred years, and happened for the second time today.  The clocks will read 12:34:56 on 7/8/9 a mere 56 seconds after this post goes up in the Eastern Time Zone, as they did 12 hours earlier.  It’s quirky and esoteric, but also a little bit of fun.

The previous occasion of this kind of sequencing took place in 1978, at 12:34 on May 6th.  When that moment arrived, I was rehearsing for a school musical (Bye Bye Birdie), and I had everyone stop and wait out the full minute.”

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5 Responses to “12:34:56 7/8/9”

  1. planetross Says:

    no one told me!
    I’m so disappointed that I missed it.
    I’m bummed out now.

  2. Notoriously Conservative Says:

    At 9:87:65 on 4/32/1 we will have a similar experience. Crazy.

  3. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Plane– This should’ve been front page news on Tuesday, like reminding us to reset our clocks. I had only two hours warning.

    NC– Whoa. Anti-time.

  4. The Necromancer Says:

    Some crazy “chronomystical” snazziness you got going on here. Given my proclivities, I LOVE the idea of “anti-time”, too. To me this is, well, timely.

  5. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Necro– I like the idea of time zones with different chronological densities. Say you have a 3-hour layover at Chicago-O’Hare. If you went to the room furnished with dense time, it would seem more like 3 minutes.

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