Friday, August 21, 2009

What's up with the number Twelve?

  • 12 tribes of Israel
  • 12 hours in the day; 12 hours in the night; 12 hours on a clock
  • 12 apostles
  • 12 signs of the zodiac
  • 12 months of the year
  • 12 jurors on a jury
  • 12 days of christmas
  • There are 12 function keys on a computer keyboard f1-f12
  • There are 12 digits on a telephone keypad 0-9 plus # and *
  • There are 12 total notes in an octave c,c#,d,d#,e,f,f#,g,g#,a,a#,b
  • There 12 grades in elementary and high school
And that's only scratching the surface. There's a quilt in there somewhere...


Lisa said...

Very interesting! Perhaps one of your 12x12 words should be "Twelve"

Kristin L said...

My list looks a lot the same. There's also
the 12 labors of Hercules,
12 inches in a foot,
12 imams in Shi'a Islam,
the 12th Night,
12 sons of Jacob,
12 principle Olympians,
Force 12 (strongest hurricanes),
the Dirty Dozen,
12 Cylons in human form and the 12 tribes of Kobol (OK those last two are really just reimaginings of the 12 signs of the zodiac, but I'm a dork so they're on my list),
12 dozen in a gross,
and 12 is the atomic number of Magnesium.

And yet, i'm still not sure what I'll do.

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

love your ideas ladies! I will have my thinking cap on and thing up at least 3 of my own!