Wednesday, July 08, 2009

04:05:06 07/08/09

There has been a piece of email bouncing around the internets the last week or so.
Just in case you had nothing more serious to think about today...

At five minutes and six seconds after 4 on the 8th of July this year, the time and date will be:

04:05:06 07/08/09.

This exact sequence will never happen again in our lifetimes
I love how it includes the tag line "This exact sequence will never happen again in our lifetimes."

First this isn't true, because after it happens in the AM, it happens again 12 hours later in the PM. Unless you are using military time.

You could fly to someplace like Australia, that does DD/MM/YYYY instead of MM/DD/YYYY, next month and it will happen again on the 7th of June. Unless you are already there in which case it isn't happening today; because, today was yesterday (Australia is 15 to 17 hours ahead of the U.S.) which doesn't matter because it was 08/07/09 for them anyway.

Who ever wrote this email also didn't consider my impending plans for world domination. One of my immediate action points after taking control, will be to start the calendar over again in my name. So about nine and a half years after I get that done, it will indeed happen again. It will also be more accurate than; because, the year really will be 0009 instead of 2009.

1 comment:

Cap'n John said...

Also rumor has it that we are the first of the immortal generation, so not only will this indeed happen again in our lifetime (assuming we don't blow ourselves up before we achieve immortality through science) it will happen around this time next century, and the next century, and the century after that, and so on.