My good friend, Jeremy Bass, who is both a math nerd and one of the most brilliant people I've ever met (and devout follower of Jesus) told me about an upcoming never-to-be-repeated event. This Wednesday at two mintutes and 3 seconds after 1:00 AM, the exact time and date will be 01:02:03 04/05/06.


mwh said...

Interesting. I should have set my alarm so that I could have gotten up to celebrate it. :-) Although not technically the same, we could pretend to celebrate it at 1:02 pm.

mwh said...

Chemists Are Math Nerds Too

So we put our heads together in the grad student office, and we came up with some ways to console ourselves on having missed 01:02:03 04/05/06

First of all, if you use the European system of dating (dd/mm/yy) instead of the American (mm/dd/yy), then we'll get to celebrate this again on May 4th, only still written the same

01:02:03 04/05/06

Of course, there are other renditions by combining numbers, such as the celebration in May of 2007

12:03:04 05/06/07

You could squabble here, though, about ignoring zero's, so an obvious improvement on this is

12:34:56 7/8/09

But I think the king of them all, using all ten digits (if I'm still alive) will come in 2090!

12:34:56 7/8/90

This doesn't even include the possibility of writing the date before the time....

Boy! I'll be able to sleep well tonight knowing I've had my fill of trivia. :-)

David McKay said...

In Australia it will happen very early on Stars Wars Day.