Twelve is my lucky number, before this, I didn’t realise how amazing this number really was. Here are some random facts about the number 12!

  1. There are 12 months in a year.
  2. There are 12 hours in face of analogue clock.
  3. There are 12 inches in a foot.
  4. A dozen is a quantity that means twelve.
  5. A gross is twelve dozen.
  6. In astrology, there are 12 signs in the Zodiac.
  7. In the Bible, Jacob had 12 sons.
  8. Jesus had twelve disciples.
  9. Twelve tribes were started after Moses led his people out of Egypt.
  10. Twelve in Roman Numerals is XII.
  11. A group of twelve things is called a Duodecad.
  12. The 12th moon of Jupiter is called Lysithea.
  13. D12 is a rap group also known as the Dirty Dozen.
  14. In English, twelve is the largest number that has just one syllable.
  15. There are twelve pairs of ribs in the human body – normally.
  16. Twelve men have walked on the Earth’s moon.
  17. There are 12 stars on the Flag of Europe.
  18. January the 5th is also the Twelfth Day of Christmas.
  19. Under British law, when you reach the age of 12 you can buy a pet.
  20. When you reach the age of 12, you can legally watch a 12 certificate film.
  21. On the 12th day of Christmas my true love gave to me: Twelve Drummers Drumming…

I hope you find this useful, if you want to know more about this number, and think you are obsessed with it, you may want to check out this site: Number12Secret. The way he talks about the number reminds me of the film The Number 23, where a man thinks his life is revolved around that number.

Written By Luke Ward

Luke Ward is the founder of The Fact Site. He is professional blogger, with over five years experience. He enjoys writing about celebrities, film & TV. His latest achievement was graduating for BA (Hons) in Motion Graphics.