Another prediction - that the world would end on the 9th day of the 9th month of the 9th year of the new millenium - has been proven wrong.
Some doomsayers said that if you turn the date upside-down it resembles 666, therefore, it is highly unlucky. Other people warned of an outbreak of killer swine flu. Others that the world would be sucked into a black hole created by something called `the Cern particle collider` in Switzerland.
Over the past few weeks, web chatrooms devoted to alien conspiracies, doomsday cults and numerology - the belief that numbers have mystical significance - have been buzzing with talk of 09/09/09.
Check out these interesting facts ...
- September 9, 2009, is the 252nd day of the year, 252 adds to 9, and 09-09-09 = 27 (and 2+7=9).
- 09-09-09 is also the last of the single-digits dates for quite a while - 92 years to be precise.
- The day itself falls on a Wednesday and both Wednesday & September have 9 letters.
Well, instead of all the terrible things that could have happened, thankfully, the most exciting thing that happened today was the release of a new Beatles computer game and the announcement of a new Apple iPod ;)