Tuesday, September 8, 2009

09/09/09

Today is a special day. This is the last set of repeating single digit dates that we will see for almost another hundred years. The next one is scheduled for January 1, 2101. There is nothing special about this date. But people who are interested in meaning of numbers attribute importance to this date.

Many people in India consider 9 as a lucky number. So this day will be a lucky day for many Indians.

Here is a joke. On September 8, 2009, one guy dreamt he bet on horse number 9 on the 9th race on 09/09/09. The next day he went to the race course and bet on that horse. The result: That horse came in at the 9th place.

Palm Beach County in Miami is offering a one-day wedding special for $99.99 (Marriage Lincese Fee) on 09/09/09. It will otherwise cost around $150.00.

Apple is going to announce something big on 09/09/09.

Focus features is releasing their new film titled “9” on 09/09/09.

President Barrack addresses joint session of U.S. Congress with an emphasis on healthcare reform.

In order to bring awareness of global warming, Chennai Mayor Subramanian is arranging to switch off all the lights for 9 minutes at 9 PM on 09/09/09. All Chennai residents: You are forewarned and lock all the doors.

Mathematically 9 is a special number. The sum of the two-digits resulting from nine multiplied by any other single-digit number will equal nine. So 9x4=36, 3+6=9.

September 9 also happens to be the 252nd day of the year. 2+5+2=9.

Some have predicted 999 is worse than 666 and therefore the world will end on this day.

34 comments:

  1. Tomorrow, I'm going to buy 9 lottery tickets and win 9 million dollars.

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  2. Good luck to you. And, when (not if) you win, please buy me a home in Dublin, California, with a guest bedroom downstairs.

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  3. I wish, I could go to Tirupathi to have a complete mottai on this auspicious day. But first let me pray for Cagey Bee.

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  4. cool bit of info! :)
    My friend was born on the 9th sept! I bet she will have an extra special day! :P

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  5. Thanks for your comments 999. And, welcome to my blog. I wish I could go to Tirupathi too.

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  6. Thanks for your comments P. Please convey my happy birthday wishes to your friend. If she becomes 27 year old this 09/09/09, then that would be even better. 2+7=9

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  7. Lovely post. Really its an amazing and very special day- 09/09/09. I have no plans as such.

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  8. Thanks for your comments Babli. Please don't plan anything. Luck will knock at your door.

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  9. world coming to an end tomorrow, eh?...oh well, will wait and see :D

    interesting post...

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  10. Thanks for your comments Titaxy. I have a feeling you live in USA. So, we will live a little longer than others in Asia and down under.

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  11. Hahahaha...Know what? When I wanted to comment after reading the post, you had '9 comments'. Now thats a co-incidence.

    Nice post. :-)

    I am just waiting for 9:9:9 AM here. Its 8:53 AM now. That way 09/09/09 09:09:09 would be really nice

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  12. Good info:) I never thought about it..its 9 AM now..lets see:)

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  13. my god, the 9 fever...I loved the jokes...far far better than the ones my friends crack ;) do u believe in this 9 funda btw?

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  14. Thanks for your comments Insignia. I will also play the lottery tomorrow and see what happens.

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  15. Thanks for your comments Renu. Since you live in Chennai, be careful at 9 PM when the lights go out.

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  16. As luck would have it, Iam the ninth commenter :-))

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  17. Thanks for your comments Neha. Since I lived most of my life in USA, I am a little weak in Hindi. What is meant by "funda"?. If it means superstition, I don't believe it.

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  18. Thanks for your comments Jayashree. I think today is your lucky day.

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  19. The "9" thingy ha!! .. loved the jokes!! nice post. the end of the world a lil too scary ha... i still havent won any lottery/jackpot!! :P

    nice and humorous :)

    cheers
    rammy

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  20. I am waiting for that darned luck to knock on my door. I want a big house, a small car and some inspiration. I think I will be pretty happy then.
    Since the world has not come to an end as yet, I am hoping we will all live to see 11.11.11

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  21. hahah...nice one!!
    What will happen if a woman gives birth on 9-9-09...lolz!!

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  22. We got to see 09/09/09 earlier than you :P..hehe...and see the world hasn't come to end yet;-)
    9x4=36, 3+6=9.---I didn't know this, interesting. Jokes were cool too. I know one friend who is a gynaec and is due her second child(boy) after 2 weeks, but because of this unique date fever, she is having her C-section today...height of craziness:O
    Cool post...keep writing!

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  23. Thanks for your comments RaMmY. Don't worry. You will win a definitely win a jackpot.

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  24. Thanks for your comments Aparna. Yes, your wishes will come true. We will also live to see 11.11.11. Even before that we will see 10.10.10.

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  25. Thanks for your comments Nazish. She will consider that child as a very lucky child.

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  26. Thanks for your comments Varsha. You are like a royal food taster. You experience every thing first (like New Year eve) befoe we experience here.

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  27. oh SG, I am so sorry...I have made this mistake the second time here...too used to hindi, and it happens on ur blog most of the times :)

    funda is a slang for concept - not the exact meaning but quite close one...sorry again..

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  28. Neha, please don't be sorry. This way I can learn new words in Hindi. I must thank you for that.

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  29. Sani peyarchi is on 9/9/9 for some panchangam.

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  30. Thanks for your comments SM. And, welcome to my blog.

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  31. Loved the derby race joke! LOL!

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