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Old 12-12-2012, 03:19 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by AustinChief View Post
And here are some number 12 facts!

Ok, the easy ones are 12 months, 12 inches in a foot, 12 jurors etc etc... but let's get to the good ones!!

Obviously there were 12 disciples of Jesus... AND there were 12 people to walk on the moon... little known fact... same guys. I shit you not.

bonus fact: in English, twelve is the largest number that has just one syllable
Here are a few more from Wikipedia 12(number)

There are 12 ounces in a troy pound (used for precious metals)

There are 12 constellations in the ecliptic (or signs of the zodiac).

In the former British currency system, there were twelve pence in a shilling.

In Greek mythology, the number of labours of Heracles was increased from ten to make twelve.

In English, twelve is the number of greatest magnitude that has just one syllable.(Q)

There are normally twelve pairs of ribs in the human body.

The Twelve Tables or Lex Duodecim Tabularum, more informally simply Duodecim Tabulae was the ancient legislation underlying Roman law.

In the United States, twelve people are appointed to sit on a jury for felony trials in all but four states, and in federal and Washington, D.C. courts. The number of jurors gave the title to the play (and subsequent films) Twelve Angry Men.

Twelve people have walked on Earth's moon. (Q)

The United States of America is divided into twelve Federal Reserve Districts (Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Richmond, Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Dallas, and San Francisco); American paper currency has serial numbers beginning with one of twelve different letters, A through L, representing the Federal Reserve Bank from which the currency originated.

According to UFO conspiracy theory, Majestic 12 is a secret committee, allegedly set up by U.S. President Harry S. Truman to investigate the Roswell UFO incident and cover up future extraterrestrial contact.

12 is the number of the French department Aveyron.

King Arthur's round table had 12 knights plus King Arthur himself.

12 inches in a foot.

12 face cards in a card deck.

Alcoholics Anonymous has 12 steps, 12 traditions and 12 concepts for world service
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