1-2-3-4-5-6, Never Again?

Post ImageAs you may have heard from friends, or on the news, or maybe you figured it out for yourself, the current time is unique in human history. At 01:02:03 AM, or 123 seconds after 1 AM, on April 4th, 2006 or 04/05/06, the time and date will read 1-2-3-4-5-6. And as New York Times columnist David Pogue and many other people have pointed out, this will never happen again. Well, maybe once more as Wired News explains:

In Europe, which renders the date before the month, this singular moment will occur next month, at 123 seconds past 1 a.m. on 4 May. And after that, it most definitely will never occur again.

Barring someone or something taking over the world and resetting our calendars to before this very moment, it will never happen again. Interesting bit of information, no?

Read: Wired News

8 thoughts on “1-2-3-4-5-6, Never Again?

  1. That’s funny, because I thought Canada tends to use dd/mm/yy too – bloody self-involved USians 🙂

    Any self-respecting US developer should be ashamed of mm/dd/yy given it’s totally useless for sorting, not to mention the shame of only using yy, rather than yyyy after Y2K, but then that of course makes the whole neatness of the spectacle vanish, unless you were around for 01:02:03 04/05/0607…

  2. Heh, I never thought of that date, but you’re right! Don’t we use the same format as the US here in Canada? I always use mm/dd/yy anyway, maybe I am being un-Canadian?

  3. I use mm/dd/yy(yy) too. but only because it makes sense (ie. APril 6, 2006 reads 04/06/06)

    But I was going to say the same thing as beans…it’s not an anomaly.

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