Wednesday is 12/12/12, and in many respects the No. 12 is quite auspicious in its own right.

  • 12 months in the Gregorian calendar

  • 12 hours of day and night

  • 12 inches in a foot

  • 12 Olympic gods and goddesses

  • 12-step programs

  • 12 signs of the zodiac

  • 12 tribes of Israel

  • 12 apostles

  • "Twelve Angry Men" (not the same thing as 12 apostles)

  • "Cheaper by the Dozen"

  • "The Dirty Dozen"

  • And don't forget the 12 Days of Christmas or you may miss out on your share of lords a'leaping