A boy celebrating his birthday on Wednesday will do so at the exact moment millions of symmetrically-inclined people will mark another unusual date-and-time alignment.
Kiam Moriya, of Birmingham, Ala., was born in Bronxville, N.Y., on Dec. 12, 2000, at 12:12 p.m., meaning he will turn 12 at 12:12 on 12/12/12.
"When I'm turning 12, it's going to be nothing but 12s," Kiam told AL.com.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4 million babies were born in the U.S. in 2000. "Although the number of babies born daily would vary," AL.com noted, "the average would have been about 11,000 per day. Spread throughout the 1,440-minute day, that would be about eight babies in a given minute."
Translation: You're special, kid, but not that special.
In lieu of a birthday cake, Kiam has requested Krispy Kreme donuts arranged in the shape of a 12.
Birthdays, of course, are not the only celebrations happening Wednesday.
As was the case on 10/10/10, 11/11/11, etc., 12/12/12 is a popular date for event planners. Wednesday purposefully was chosen for the World Day of Interconnectedness, an all-star benefit for victims of Superstorm Sandy at Madison Square Garden and a giant group meditation in New Zealand.
It will also be a popular date to get married. According to the American Academy of Wedding Professionals, 12/12/12 is the last chance this century for couples to get hitched on a date with the same three digits. Wedding registries around the world are reporting a spike in the number of nuptials planned.