09/09/09

Surprise surprise, we are all still here, and unless the world ends in the next 2 hours, I think we are pretty safe.

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 ;)

Comments

  1. 9/9/09 is just starting here in the US! We still have time for disaster! :)

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