Twenty-One Facts About The Number 12

Written by: Luke Ward
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Last updated: July 23, 2021

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

Number 12 Facts

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. Richard Gaskill May 28, 2019

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

  2. Phil January 8, 2019

    12 is the only number divisible by 1,2,3,4,6 and 12

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