Tuesday, April 04, 2006

An Unique Event To Occur On Wednesday

On Wednesday
at two minutes and three seconds
after 1:00 A.M. in the morning,
the time and date
will be

01:02:03 04/05/06.

I originally wrote, "That won't ever happen again."
But I stand corrected by Minka and upon further thought
even her statement can be corrected.
It will happened again in the next century
since we are only counting the last two digits of the year.
So it's not quite so unique after all
although each and every second is unique
as none can be reclaimed to use again.

15 comments:

RubySoho said...

LOL..that's cool. I never really thought of it that way. I guess you have to be grateful for every second.

Tropical Screamer said...

That's what I took away from this post, too.

At first I thought, "Wow, what a special second in time." And then it dawned on me that every second is that unique. Thanks for the reminder.

And your pictures are amazing. Each one is so calming. I actually gasped out loud when I saw the bluebird. Now that's blue.

Thank you so much for a lovely page of posts.

Darilyn

Tim Rice said...

You're so right, rubysoho. Every second is unique and to be appreciated. Thanks for drawing out that point.

Hi, darilyn. Isn't interesting how we have a tendancy to make some moments of so much more value than the rest when in reality every moment is valuable never to come again. And, yes, that bluebird is blue. Perhaps in part it was the time of the evening and the angle of the sun. It is rewarding to know that you appreciate my posts. Thanks.

Ginnie said...

I declare! A bit of trivia that makes time stand still :)

Minka said...

Wonæt it happen again after 1000 years ??? Just sayin'

Minka said...

Yes it does: 3006!!!! Si9nce you only use the last two numbers...it will be the same!

Tim Rice said...

Interesting thought, ginnie; though as follows minka proves me wrong.

And minka, while you proved me wrong, the truth is that it will happen every century not just every millenium since we are counting only the last two digits of the year. But I stand corrected.

done said...

Hello, Very interesting thought.
Take care, Elisa:)

Tim Rice said...

Thanks, Elisa. Appreciate your comment.

San Nakji said...

Hi Tim,

That's in the American dating system... We will do that a month later on the 4th of May!

It's pretty cool though.

Kristi said...

I had heard a discussion about this on the radio, and was planning to post about the same thing today! (I prolly still will, b/c I have nothing else new.) It's very cool though.

sage said...

Okay, I'm going to hang around till it's 123456789, if the good Lord let's me and the creeks don't rise...

12:34:56 on August 8, 90

I'd still be younger than Noah

Tim Rice said...

Hi, san nakji. That's interesting. I didn't realize that other dating systems were still in use on a country-wide basis. Learn something new every day or oftener. :)

Thanks, kristi. I first learned about it through my only sister who lives in Ohio. It is fascinating.

sage, that's good. But I'm afraid you'll be quite a landmark if you're still around when that moment comes. ;)

Minka said...

Yes! Than I stand corrected as well, but I tale delight in having corrected you first :)

Tim Rice said...

minka, I accept that. ;) And thanks for your correction. By the way, I also realized that that sequence of numbers occurs twice in the same day but only once a century. How cool is that!