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by barret55 / May 3, 2006 12:34 PM PDT

What was with the deal about the 01:02:03 04/05/06 on today's show? Wasn't that last month?

When I heard that, I actually stopped to look at my iPod to make sure I wasn't listening to an old episode.


-Terry

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by jonah jones / May 3, 2006 12:37 PM PDT

In the early hours of Thursday morning, the clock ticks past a time which is sure to appeal to the statistically-minded or just those who like a little bit of order in their lives.

For just a second - naturally - the time will be exactly 01:02:03 on 04/05/06.

Or at least it will be in the UK and the majority of countries which list dates in day and month order. In the US, the same phenomenon was observed on 5 April.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4965234.stm

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Ahhhhhhh ...
by barret55 / May 3, 2006 12:41 PM PDT
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I can't believe I forgot about that.

Ok, I'm officially embarrassed now.


-Terry

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(NT) (NT) it is a once-in-a-hundred-years event
by cardsbb9 / May 3, 2006 12:43 PM PDT
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Wouldn't it technically be ...
by barret55 / May 3, 2006 1:33 PM PDT

a TWICE in a hundred years event, depending on how you write the date?


-Terry

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