The Best Numbers of the Week

This morning, I noticed on Will Herman’s blog that on Wednesday of this week, at two minutes and three seconds after 1:00 in the morning, the time and date will be 01:02:03 04/05/06 (at least in the US).  I plan to be awake to see it.  After three people sent me the same fact today (thanks!) I decided my obsession with numbers is starting to infect the universe (or maybe it’s the other way around.)

  • If you are into that kind of thing you probably may find my blog entry about Unix Epoch funny.

  • I think I’ll have to stay awake for that one too 😛

  • Virgilio Costa

    I’ve received that email three times already. I decided to answer – I like numbers, but I’m obsessed with thinking differently….Here’s my answer:

    That is not exactly correct. In the European date system at the same time on the 4th May 2006, the date will be 01:02:03 04/05/06… It’s the thruth, but there’s always a different view over the truth, even with numbers!

  • Preston

    Are you going to Europe in early May to celebrate again?

  • Hall Risk

    Interesting coincidence, but how do you incorporate different date styles. Time is written left to right largest to smallest while Date is not. Date can noted day/month/year which gives better symmetry in a way; large to small, small to large. If taken this way, you could wait to stay up until the 4th of May.

  • I will be in Paris in May this year, but I’m not getting there until the 8th so I’ll miss the number the second time around.

  • Todd Fisher


    Don’t lose much sleep over this. You can catch it again at 1:02 tomorrow afternoon (unless, of course, you’re on military time).

  • Brent

    For the people who either saw this too late to enjoy it or can’t wait for more…

    Where’s the party for 1:01 and 2 seconds on March 5th, 2008? 1:01:02 03/05/08

    Or how about 2:03 and 5 seconds on July 11th, 2013? 02:03:05 07/11/13

  • Eric

    How about 06:06:06 06/06/06? That’s coming up fairly soon. I don’t know what the hubbub is all about. If you look hard enough, you’ll find patterns in everything.