Doin’ the Dozen’s about #12


  • Doin’ the Dozen’s about #12
  • In addition to the 12 pt font that we use in our article titles there are many interesting facts about the number 12. Let’s see how important it is in our daily lives.
  • Twelve is a composite number, the smallest number with exactly six divisors, its divisors being 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 12.
  • There are 12 months to a year
  • One dozen = 12, A Bakers Dozen = 13
  • One foot = 12 inches
  • There are 12 hours on a standard clock. 12 hours in half of a day
  • Most keyboards have 12 function keys (made you look!)
  • The total number of keys on a standard phone counting the star and pound sign.
  • Both the Western and Chinese Zodiacs have 12 signs
  • 12 Astronauts walked the moon
  • There were 12 tribes of Israel
  • In Christianity there are 12 Days of Christmas starting December 25th
  • Jesus had 12 Disciples
  • The human body has 12 cranial nerves
  • Outside of the twelve days of Christmas, there’s not much to get really worked up over number coincidences. Unless you’re a few donuts shy of a dozen… following some 12-step plan…

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