Twenty-One Facts About The Number 12

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Twenty-One Facts About The Number 12

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By Luke Ward
2016-10-24T12:14:13+00:00 Categories: Other|Tags: , |

Twelve is my lucky number, before writing these facts for you all to read, I really had no idea on how amazing this number actually is! So, check out these 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.

2016-10-24T12:14:13+00:00 Categories: Other|Tags: , |
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Luke Ward is the founder of The Fact Site. He's a professional blogger & researcher with over 6 years experience in fact finding, SEO, web design & other internet wizardry. He loves to write about celebs, gaming, film & TV.


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    V-jay Ranswal 6th February 2017 at 10:54 am - Reply

    I have 12 fingers and I was too born on the twelfth day of june

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    Alexander Stroebele 12th December 2016 at 9:40 am - Reply

    Jupiter’s rotation around the sun takes roughly 12 earth years. There are 12 years in the Chinese callendar. Had to contribute, favorite #and all

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    Hi 10th April 2014 at 5:19 am - Reply

    This got my project bursting with facts. Thanks to you I got an A+!

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    swagbaby 16th October 2013 at 2:14 am - Reply

    thanks to you I got an A on my project!!!!!! yay!!!!

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    Nooka Vampheart Hayward 25th January 2013 at 11:19 pm - Reply

    When you reach the age of 12, you can legally watch a 12 certificate film

    Isn’t that kinda obvious?

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    Elizabeth Canster 12th December 2012 at 10:04 pm - Reply

    thanks for the facts. i am doing an extra credit project and all i could think of is 12 is a dozen and 12 months in a year, ect… so thanks these really helped

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    ShaRhonda 12th December 2012 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    Love this! My son turns 12 today! 12-12-12!

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      GregGrimer 11th December 2014 at 3:01 pm - Reply

      I hope his twin brother is not called Damian.

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    JoannaU 11th December 2012 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    My daughter turns 12 on 12-12-12…. And I am planning this HUGE party for tomorrow, yet here I am researching the number 12!

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    James 11th December 2012 at 8:01 am - Reply

    Good info helped alot for my search

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    marsha 29th November 2012 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    can you tell me what the odds are of having your birthday 12-12-12 & turning 36 years old?

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    Mary Du 28th October 2012 at 11:00 pm - Reply

    I had a “my Special number at school and this helped ALOT since my special number was 12!

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    A Nonny Mous 17th October 2012 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    thanks for the facts man they were quite helpful.

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    Yvonne 11th October 2012 at 4:15 am - Reply

    12 is the coolest number ever!!!!****

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    Josie 10th October 2012 at 1:06 am - Reply

    12 is my favorite number and I never knew it was so cool.

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    Strongahines 1st June 2012 at 1:45 pm - Reply


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    Peggy 11th April 2012 at 4:37 am - Reply

    I was born on the 12th month, 12th day. This year it is going to be 12-12-12 on my next birthday. So, wondered about the number 12. Thanks for the information.

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    Peggy 11th April 2012 at 4:37 am - Reply

    I was born on the 12th month, 12th day. This year it is going to be 12-12-12 on my next birthday. So, wondered about the number 12. Thanks for the information.

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      Mikesingletonis 11th April 2012 at 8:00 pm - Reply

      me too

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        Miggy 2nd August 2012 at 2:36 am - Reply

        Me three~ And my mom told me I was born at midnight, which makes my date of birth December 12 ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Lauren Stribbell 16th October 2011 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    yah thanks for the infomachin

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    Jaylynn 3rd October 2011 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    thanks for the information

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    Actually... 24th July 2011 at 1:14 am - Reply

    Actually, an analog clock has 24 hours, except in places that use the AM and PM system.

    “There are 12 stars on the Flag of Europe.” Wrong. It’s in the European Union flag, it’s different. There are European coutries that are not a part of the European Union.

    Not to be a douche, just trying to help. xD

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    Anonymous 20th September 2010 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    cool facts 12 is my lucky number and i didnt know all that about it

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    yahn 27th February 2010 at 6:46 am - Reply

    Proto Germanic seems to have a base twelve background. Both English and German have twelve basic numbers before starting the teens. One would otherwise expect “one-teen and two-teen” instead of eleven and twelve.

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    Anonymous 13th November 2009 at 12:36 am - Reply

    a dozen is in fact 13 not 12 this is a common mistake ๐Ÿ˜›

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      Luke Ward 17th November 2009 at 3:50 pm - Reply

      Actually a bakers dozen is 13, a normal dozen is 12 ๐Ÿ™‚

      If you know any other facts about the number 12 please leave them…

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    Kaleigh 11th November 2009 at 5:21 pm - Reply

    I remember being freaked about that movie as well! Great facts though, who knew a simple number could be so interesting!

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