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Why 09/09/09 Is So Special by SMSguru(m): 9:42am On Sep 09, 2009
[b]Have special plans this 09/09/09?

Everyone from brides and grooms to movie studio execs are celebrating the upcoming calendrical anomaly in their own way.

In Florida, at least one county clerk's office is offering a one-day wedding special for $99.99. The rarity of this Sept. 9 hasn't been lost on the creators of the iPod, who have moved their traditional Tuesday release day to Wednesday to take advantage of the special date. Focus Features is releasing their new film "9," an animated tale about the apocalypse, on the 9th.

Not only does the date look good in marketing promotions, but it also represents the last set of repeating, single-digit dates that we'll see for almost a century (until January 1, 2101), or a millennium (mark your calendars for January 1, 3001), depending on how you want to count it.

Though technically there's nothing special about the symmetrical date, some concerned with the history and meaning of numbers ascribe powerful significance to 09/09/09.

For cultures in which the number nine is lucky, Sept. 9 is anticipated - while others might see the date as an ominous warning.

Math magic

Modern numerologists - who operate outside the realm of real science - believe that mystical significance or vibrations can be assigned to each numeral one through nine, and different combinations of the digits produce tangible results in life depending on their application.

As the final numeral, the number nine holds special rank. It is associated with forgiveness, compassion and success on the positive side as well as arrogance and self-righteousness on the negative, according to numerologists.

Though usually discredited as bogus, numerologists do have a famous predecessor to look to. Pythagoras, the Greek mathematician and father of the famous theorem, is also credited with popularizing numerology in ancient times.

"Pythagoras most of all seems to have honored and advanced the study concerned with numbers, having taken it away from the use of merchants and likening all things to numbers," wrote Aristoxenus, an ancient Greek historian, in the 4th century B.C.

As part of his obsession with numbers both mathematically and divine, and like many mathematicians before and since, Pythagoras noted that nine in particular had many unique properties.

Any grade-schooler could tell you, for example, that the sum of the two-digits resulting from nine multiplied by any other single-digit number will equal nine. So 9x3=27, and 2+7=9.

Multiply nine by any two, three or four-digit number and the sums of those will also break down to nine. For example: 9x62 = 558; 5+5+8=18; 1+8=9.

Sept. 9 also happens to be the 252nd day of the year (2 + 5 +2),

Loving 9

Both China and Japan have strong feelings about the number nine. Those feelings just happen to be on opposite ends of the spectrum.

The Chinese pulled out all the stops to celebrate their lucky number eight during last year's Summer Olympics, ringing the games in at 8 p.m. on 08/08/08. What many might not realize is that nine comes in second on their list of auspicious digits and is associated with long life, due to how similar its pronunciation is to the local word for long-lasting (eight sounds like wealth).

Historically, ancient Chinese emperors associated themselves closely with the number nine, which appeared prominently in architecture and royal dress, often in the form of nine fearsome dragons. The imperial dynasties were so convinced of the power of the number nine that the palace complex at Beijing's Forbidden City is rumored to have been built with 9,999 rooms.

Japanese emperors would have never worn a robe with nine dragons, however.

In Japanese, the word for nine is a homophone for the word for suffering, so the number is considered highly unlucky - second only to four, which sounds like death.

Many Japanese will go so far as to avoid room numbers including nine at hotels or hospitals, if the building planners haven't already eliminated them altogether. [/b]

What do you think about 9 9 9?
Re: Why 09/09/09 Is So Special by roniesharl(f): 11:29am On Sep 09, 2009
its my dad's BIRTHDAY today cheesy cheesy cheesy 09/09/09
Re: Why 09/09/09 Is So Special by olagboye(m): 12:00pm On Sep 09, 2009
roniesharl:

its my dad's BIRTHDAY today cheesy cheesy cheesy 09/09/09
Where the party at? wink
Re: Why 09/09/09 Is So Special by Nobody: 12:04pm On Sep 09, 2009
roniesharl:

its my dad's BIRTHDAY today cheesy cheesy cheesy 09/09/09
he must be a very special man
Re: Why 09/09/09 Is So Special by greateliso(m): 12:07pm On Sep 09, 2009
roniesharl:

its my dad's BIRTHDAY today cheesy cheesy cheesy 09/09/09

dat's intresting
Re: Why 09/09/09 Is So Special by kizi: 12:08pm On Sep 09, 2009
SMSguru:

[b]Have special plans this 09/09/09?

Everyone from brides and grooms to movie studio execs are celebrating the upcoming calendrical anomaly in their own way.

In Florida, at least one county clerk's office is offering a one-day wedding special for $99.99. The rarity of this Sept. 9 hasn't been lost on the creators of the iPod, who have moved their traditional Tuesday release day to Wednesday to take advantage of the special date. Focus Features is releasing their new film "9," an animated tale about the apocalypse, on the 9th.

Not only does the date look good in marketing promotions, but it also represents the last set of repeating, single-digit dates that we'll see for almost a century (until January 1, 2101), or a millennium (mark your calendars for January 1, 3001), depending on how you want to count it.

Though technically there's nothing special about the symmetrical date, some concerned with the history and meaning of numbers ascribe powerful significance to 09/09/09.

For cultures in which the number nine is lucky, Sept. 9 is anticipated - while others might see the date as an ominous warning.

Math magic

Modern numerologists - who operate outside the realm of real science - believe that mystical significance or vibrations can be assigned to each numeral one through nine, and different combinations of the digits produce tangible results in life depending on their application.

As the final numeral, the number nine holds special rank. It is associated with forgiveness, compassion and success on the positive side as well as arrogance and self-righteousness on the negative, according to numerologists.

Though usually discredited as bogus, numerologists do have a famous predecessor to look to. Pythagoras, the Greek mathematician and father of the famous theorem, is also credited with popularizing numerology in ancient times.

"Pythagoras most of all seems to have honored and advanced the study concerned with numbers, having taken it away from the use of merchants and likening all things to numbers," wrote Aristoxenus, an ancient Greek historian, in the 4th century B.C.

As part of his obsession with numbers both mathematically and divine, and like many mathematicians before and since, Pythagoras noted that nine in particular had many unique properties.

Any grade-schooler could tell you, for example, that the sum of the two-digits resulting from nine multiplied by any other single-digit number will equal nine. So 9x3=27, and 2+7=9.

Multiply nine by any two, three or four-digit number and the sums of those will also break down to nine. For example: 9x62 = 558; 5+5+8=18; 1+8=9.

Sept. 9 also happens to be the 252nd day of the year (2 + 5 +2),

Loving 9

Both China and Japan have strong feelings about the number nine. Those feelings just happen to be on opposite ends of the spectrum.

The Chinese pulled out all the stops to celebrate their lucky number eight during last year's Summer Olympics, ringing the games in at 8 p.m. on 08/08/08. What many might not realize is that nine comes in second on their list of auspicious digits and is associated with long life, due to how similar its pronunciation is to the local word for long-lasting (eight sounds like wealth).

Historically, ancient Chinese emperors associated themselves closely with the number nine, which appeared prominently in architecture and royal dress, often in the form of nine fearsome dragons. The imperial dynasties were so convinced of the power of the number nine that the palace complex at Beijing's Forbidden City is rumored to have been built with 9,999 rooms.

Japanese emperors would have never worn a robe with nine dragons, however.

In Japanese, the word for nine is a homophone for the word for suffering, so the number is considered highly unlucky - second only to four, which sounds like death.

Many Japanese will go so far as to avoid room numbers including nine at hotels or hospitals, if the building planners haven't already eliminated them altogether. [/b]

What do you think about 9 9 9?
Cool!  grin  Saw it on yahoo front page yesterday.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20090908/sc_livescience/why090909issospecial;_ylt=AoAPwdC0lZILQnrE3hDIQnKCfNdF
Re: Why 09/09/09 Is So Special by denony(m): 12:19pm On Sep 09, 2009
Can't you figure out its symbolical status

it symbolised your symbolical symbolicity grin
09-09-09

I remember this time last year 08-08-08, its a day many people have waited for
Re: Why 09/09/09 Is So Special by roniesharl(f): 12:21pm On Sep 09, 2009
rokiatu:

he must be a very special man
my dad is a man i adore alot!
kind hearted, loving, thoughtful, cheerful, handsome man.
He just called me  cheesy
The first dial on my phone this morning was his no.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDY! cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy
Re: Why 09/09/09 Is So Special by rexertea(m): 12:22pm On Sep 09, 2009
human mind tends to popularize anything which is not ordinary, and that's the reason we go mad when we come across dates like these.
Re: Why 09/09/09 Is So Special by SPARROWJA(m): 12:26pm On Sep 09, 2009
its my GIRLFRIEND'S BIRTHDAY n she's in NIgeria while am in d UK for bout 8 months now she's missin me. What do i give her for this SPECIAL DAY OF HERS??
Re: Why 09/09/09 Is So Special by Nobody: 12:28pm On Sep 09, 2009
Nothing special about this date tongue

For Facebook, everybody just dey carry am for head, han han. wetin??
Re: Why 09/09/09 Is So Special by horseballs(m): 12:50pm On Sep 09, 2009
it signifies so may things, the end of digits(0-9), if turned around it's 666(antichrist), my people it could be the end of the world today(u never know). repent wink
Re: Why 09/09/09 Is So Special by MUZBO(m): 1:15pm On Sep 09, 2009
China China China! All 'China phones' will crash at the end of today. Most will show 09/09/10 tomorrow instead of 10/09/09.
Re: Why 09/09/09 Is So Special by UNLEASHED(m): 1:22pm On Sep 09, 2009
there's nothing special bout it i think, though it clocked a year i lost my handsome dog cry cry cry
Re: Why 09/09/09 Is So Special by UNLEASHED(m): 1:24pm On Sep 09, 2009
MUZBO:

China China China! All 'China phones' will crash at the end of today. Most will show 09/09/10 tomorrow instead of 10/09/09.


lol
Re: Why 09/09/09 Is So Special by gifty99200(f): 1:26pm On Sep 09, 2009
It is my special Day and i bless God 4 making me feel so special this day
I know something good is about to happen to me and i claim all the blessings of today.
Just dat am all alone. my man is not around.
Re: Why 09/09/09 Is So Special by koolchicco: 1:45pm On Sep 09, 2009
Whats good about the dates?
I just heard that some people are gonna be robbed today. shocked

True of false?
Re: Why 09/09/09 Is So Special by hackney(m): 1:48pm On Sep 09, 2009
@poster

it's just a load of bullsh.it.
what about when it was 06\06\06.
abeg make una go rest.
That's how they made all the noise during the millenium arrival.
Re: Why 09/09/09 Is So Special by Christybel: 2:09pm On Sep 09, 2009
Blessed are those that see today for they shall be called blessed. Today is a great day for every living soul
Re: Why 09/09/09 Is So Special by denony(m): 2:51pm On Sep 09, 2009
@gifty99200

If your man is not available am available ok
just check me out on IM
Re: Why 09/09/09 Is So Special by 2tait: 3:25pm On Sep 09, 2009
What does the bible say about No. 9?
Over to you biblical numerologista.
Re: Why 09/09/09 Is So Special by Ojumiii(m): 3:59pm On Sep 09, 2009
My people, every day is a special day which largely depends on the angle to which you are looking at it, no any prophet of God is given birTh to on the 9th by any known prove, so what,

Today is as special as any other day on earth,

Love you all,
Re: Why 09/09/09 Is So Special by onijogbon(m): 4:04pm On Sep 09, 2009
horseballs:

it signifies so may things, the end of digits(0-9), if turned around it's 666(antichrist), my people it could be the end of the world today(u never know). repent  wink

warever! abeg una prophets of doom don come again o!

hackney:

@poster

it's just a load of bullsh.it.
what about when it was 06\06\06.
abeg make una go rest.
That's how they made all the noise during the millenium arrival.

thank you o! no mind people o jare, dem too dey like make something out of norin o jare.  

i bet dem fit don talk say na that date (06.06.06) world go end sef. no be 3 years later be dis? yeye people!

na so dem take make noise about the small pickin movie finding NEMO spelled backwards na OMEN, which i think was just a coincidence o jare.
Re: Why 09/09/09 Is So Special by galatico(m): 4:08pm On Sep 09, 2009
999 becomes 666 Becareful the end time is near!!!
Re: Why 09/09/09 Is So Special by noblegas2(m): 4:38pm On Sep 09, 2009
galatico:

999 becomes 666 Becareful the end time is near!!!

Funny how some ppl think??
Re: Why 09/09/09 Is So Special by denony(m): 4:50pm On Sep 09, 2009
noble_gas1:

Funny how some ppl think??

unbelievers
Re: Why 09/09/09 Is So Special by naylove(m): 6:48pm On Sep 09, 2009
i made up with a bitter enemy. so 09-09-09 might be special afterall.
how long that peace will last is what i dont know.
Re: Why 09/09/09 Is So Special by jackkk: 7:32pm On Sep 09, 2009
it symbolised your symbolical symbolicity Grin
09-09-09
Re: Why 09/09/09 Is So Special by DeepSoul(f): 7:47pm On Sep 09, 2009
It's just another day!

There's a day like this every year!

In 2001 - 01/01/01
In 2002 - 02/02/02
In 2003 - 03/03/03
In 2004 - 04/04/04
In 2005 - 05/05/05
In 2006 - 06/06/06
In 2007 - 07/07/07
In 2008 - 08/08/08
In 2009 - 09/09/09

Next year, it will be 10/10/10.

Norring freakin special!

Haba!
Re: Why 09/09/09 Is So Special by iammodel(m): 8:13pm On Sep 09, 2009
my bro just had a baby boy on the the specific date, it's his first child. it's a much anticipated one for that matter
Re: Why 09/09/09 Is So Special by NnaNna4(m): 9:08pm On Sep 09, 2009
as i was about to lay down yestdy, i rmembered d next day is special date,of course i did smile.

I woke early today and appropriated enough blessings for today and asked for

something special, although nothing in particular, actually all my stubborn debtors decided to pay me all my cash today. surprise!!!
Re: Why 09/09/09 Is So Special by Nobody: 9:27am On Sep 10, 2009
Thank God for adding another year to my life, that was my birthday 09-09-09 and the sky was so bright at 09-09pm in Lagos Nigeria, I saw all the host of heaven shinning in glory.

Glory to God.

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