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12 Facts about 12 (and a Flash Sale!) for 12-12-12

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Twelve is just way cool. In honor of the Gregorian calendar arriving at the 12th day of the 12th month of the 12th year of the current century (or 12-12-12), here are 12 fun facts about the number 12 or the date 12-12-12. We felt so inspired by all of this, we thought it deserved a Flash Sale to celebrate. Details at the bottom of the post.

1. Twelve has religious significance for many world religions, including Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and the Baha’i Faith.

2. Twelve is the basis of the American units of measurement for volume, weight, length, area, and cooking measures, much to the chagrin of the rest of the world.

3. Twelve is central to the international standard unit of time – there are 12 hours in a half-day, etc.

4. Both Chinese and Western zodiacs are based on the number twelve.

5. Twelve zeros following a 1 is a trillion. That’s 1012 or 1,000,000,000,000. Pretty cool, huh? Gets the math geek inside ya excited, right?

6. In the King Arthur Legend, Arthur is said to have subdued 12 rebel princes and to have won 12 great battles against Saxon invaders.

7. The human body has twelve cranial nerves and normally has twelve pairs of ribs.

8. A group of twelve things is called a duodecad. Does that mean 12-12-12 can also be called duodecad-duodecad-duodecad?

9. According to some interpretations, the Ancient Mayan calendar refers to 12-12-12 as the end of times as we know it – a spiritual transformation moment for all of humankind.

10. In the world of numerology it seems twelve represents a cycle of completion and an opportunity for personal transformation and regeneration.

11. The 12th month of the Gregorian calendar (December) is know for its pivotal role as the last month of the year: “out with the old” and “in with the new.”

12. On 12-12-12 it doesn’t matter in what format you write the date (day-month-year, year-month-day, month-day-year) – it’s all the same! No chance of confusion, for once.

Pretty cool, huh?

Given the special nature of the number twelve and the date 12-12-12 in specific, we thought it’d be fun to run our first ever Flash Sale on 12-12-12. That’s this Wednesday, all day, from 12:00 a.m. til 11:59 p.m. EST.

The special is simple: $12 off orders of $24 or more. Just enter this coupon code at checkout: 121212FLASH

And hey, what better reason to get some great products that are all about transformation of the next generation of tender saplings into noble beings known for their beautiful virtues, world-lovin’ ways, and kindness to the earth?!

Happy Flash Sale Shopping on 12-12-12!

Wait – one more fun treat for you: Anyone who emails us at theteam [at] tendersapling [dot] com with the correct number of products we sell packaged in sets of 12 will be sent a 12-pack of an item of their choice that is among the products measuring 1.5” wide and are regularly offered as a 12-pack! (We’re trying not to give too many hints, ok?) Offer ends 12-12-12 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

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Author: Emily

Emily is homeschooling mama to three amazing boys, whose alarming growth and appetites keep her running laps to the grocery store. She writes about loving life amidst the piles of laundry and legos. When life is just too much, she binges on chocolate and plans a dream trip around the world.

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