Twenty-One Facts About The Number 12

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Did you know that in English, twelve is the largest number that has just one syllable?

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!

There are 12 months in a year.

There are 12 hours in face of analogue clock.

There are 12 inches in a foot.

A dozen is a quantity that means twelve.

A gross is twelve dozen.

In astrology, there are 12 signs in the Zodiac.

In the Bible, Jacob had 12 sons.

Jesus had twelve disciples.

Twelve tribes were started after Moses led his people out of Egypt.

Twelve in Roman Numerals is XII.

A group of twelve things is called a Duodecad.

The 12th moon of Jupiter is called Lysithea.

D12 is a rap group also known as the Dirty Dozen.

In English, twelve is the largest number that has just one syllable.

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

Twelve men have walked on the Earth’s moon.

There are 12 stars on the Flag of Europe.

January 5th is also the Twelfth Day of Christmas.

Under British law, when you reach the age of 12 you can buy a pet.

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

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 facts about other numbers, please check out the links below!

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  1. Guess how many pairs of cranial nerves we have?
    And how many edges on a cube?

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

  3. 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

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

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

    Isn’t that kinda obvious?

  6. 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

  7. 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!

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

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

  10. Me three~ And my mom told me I was born at midnight, which makes my date of birth December 12 :D

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. Actually a bakers dozen is 13, a normal dozen is 12 :)

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

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