Families from Glen Ellyn and Lombard welcomed newborns Wednesday with a once-in-a-century birthdate.
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Thursday, December 13, 2012
Dads were jumping for joy as they were given the word that their children were born Wednesday—12-12-12—at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. “I was very excited our son was born today,” said Tiffany Tyson, a resident of Glen Ellyn. “My due date was today, too!” “We were hoping he would hold on until the due date and he did,” said Tiffany's husband, Art Tyson. “Our newborn son, Valentino, is also now the 12th grandchild in the family.” Another happy day came for the Fahad family of Lombard. Parents, Afroz and Fahad, welcomed baby Ehan at 2:36 pm Wednesday. “It’s really amazing,” said Fahad Iraqi, father. “It’s not just unique, it’s super unique!” “I was coming in to be induced, but my water broke on our way in,” said Afroz, …
Is this the last repetitive number date you and I will see? Does it matter?
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
It was one of those random Facebook memes that came out of nowhere and caught my attention. One of my Facebook “friends” — or friend of a friend (of a friend?) had shared a photo post by the Facebook page BuzzFeed. The photo showed a rat ostensibly saying, “12.12.12 is the last repetitive date we’ll ever see.” BuzzFeed, coincidentally, was founded in 2006, and no doubt a similar post appeared that year in which the numbers 06.06.06 featured prominently. Regardless, the photo caught my attention briefly enough to ask, “It is true?” Then of course another popped up — George Takei shared a similarly themed photo, this one showing two microphones over the words, “National sound check day tomorrow 1 2 1 2 1 2.” So, like any other journalist …