Consecutive Integer Day

On the East Coast, it is about to be 12:34:56 on 7/8/09.

I’m pretty sure this has no significance whatsoever but it’s mildly interesting.

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  1. Not on the Mayan calendar. 🙂

  2. And in a few years it will 12:34:56.789 on 10/11/12, but only for the briefest of instants.

  3. Furhead says:

    The time and date format is a little silly to achieve this contrivance.

    You start with a medium-sized unit known as the hour, then shrink to minutes and further still to seconds, then jump way up to a fairly big unit the month, then back down to a day, then up to a year. Not to mention we’re dropping several digits from the year.

    But on the other hand, if it makes people happy …

  4. Dave Schuler says:

    So, finished the crossword puzzle yet, James?

  5. Our Paul says:

    But we really do not have to wait until 10/11/12 for another great number:

    09:09.09 on 09/09/09

    which will require an atomic clock to time the first sip of champagne!

  6. James Joyner says:

    So, finished the crossword puzzle yet, James?

    Heh. Actually, so busy that very short posts are all I have time for.

  7. odograph says:

    I think I liked 1:11 1/1/1 better