Tuesday, April 4

While You're Sleeping

While you’re sleeping tonight there will be an occurrence of historic proportions. At two minutes and three seconds after 1:00 in the morning, the time and date will be 01:02:03 04/05/06. Cool, huh?

14 comments:

Joshua Clark said...

Unless, of course, you live in Europe, when they will celebrate this singularity on May 4th.

Amy said...

You are the strangest, most peculiarly endearing person I know! Why do we have to be so excited about the time most of us would be sleeping through as opposed to taking advantage of an alert lunchtime 01:02:03 (pm) 04/05/06 observance?

George said...

Amy:

But, what fun is it in the afternoon?

George said...

Joshua: Well, it will be April 4 here when it is April 5 there, so the 01,02,03,04,05,06 pattern will still hold true--the world over--just at hourly intervals.

NorWoodMan said...

Dr. Grant, you are incredible! Do you have any recommendations as how to best to solemnize this event for posterity's sake?

I wonder ... hmmm ... Perhaps, on such a monumental occasion, we who have been "grant"-ed this special knowledge should all resolve to stay awake, close one eye and stand on one foot at the EXACT point of this chronological alignment and visualize world peace ... or at least squint and hope for improved traffic conditions ... the devout will repeat this exercise again during the aforementioned PM occurence ... the mandatory chanting of "O-wa Ta-goo Sai-yam!" will further make this event absolutely unforgettable ...

SkyStrider said...

Technically, 1:00 PM is actually 1300.

Lawrence Underwood said...

Considering how little sleep I've been getting I will probably be able to raise and Ebeneezer at that precise moment.

George said...

Sky: Only in the military--or in France. I'll give some leeway to the military. But for the rest of us, the twelve-hour clock will continue to suffice.

MH said...

The Spanish use the military time too. Or at least, the ones from my 80's Spanish textbook.

1AM is more fun. It means I can take a homework break!

Richard in Austin said...

That's salt and light in the most unexpected way...thanks Dr. G!

Rich in Austin

Richard in Austin said...

(Hey...I got the time right...but blogger doesn't post seconds and it spelled out "April")

George said...

Richard: You nailed it!

JFC said...
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JFC said...

Of course, some of us remember a few years back when the clock/calendar read:

1:23:45 6/7/89

(I slept through the AM version of said event ... wait a sec ... my eldest son was less than 1 year old then, so maybe I was awake)