#577 Looking at the clock and seeing that it’s 12:34

When this happens it’s like your day is winking at you. It sort of feels like all the mysteries of the world are about to unfold before your eyes as the universe puts up its hand and says “Hey, stop for a second!”

Also applies to 11:11.


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160 responses to “#577 Looking at the clock and seeing that it’s 12:34

  1. Michelle

    even better is 3:13
    turn your head to the left. its the king of time! (works better on digital clocks)

  2. Cary


    pi time!

    …I’m a nerd…….

  3. Mara

    I am definitely a fan of 11:11. If it’s 11:12, I will sometimes run around trying to find a clock that still says 11:11, lol!

    • Erica

      Haha I do that too! Just so I can make a wish on 11:11.

      • camiwa

        My sister always says, “Make a wish, it’s 11:11” and I always say, “No, I’d rather make a wish in 7 minutes, that’s my birthday!”

        She can now mouth this as I say it. But she still tells me to make a wish every time it’s 11:11.

  4. Gabiña

    i looked up and it’s 12:43.. darn =/

  5. sarahmoriah

    better than 12:34 is if you can catch your birthday on the clock. November 22nd equals 11:22am or pm.

    That is awesome.

  6. Oh, I have to agree with the birthday one! That makes me smile. :]

  7. Mary

    Sarahmoriah, you read my mind. It seems like I catch the clock at 3:18 all the time. Awesome, given that my birthday’s in March. :)

  8. Cathy

    This post made my week. I always make wishes on 12:34 or 11:11. Or 12:12. :)

  9. I’m so glad I’m not the only one who does this…lol. I love when I see my birthday, too!

  10. 4:22 (my bday; m:dd) does it for me.

  11. Like Kelly, I am glad I am not alone in this! Any sequence of numbers that is any remote sense of order – such as 12:34, or 2:46 or 10:10 – is just another reason for a smile.

    My only problem is when I wake up at some time like 2:31… I have to lay awake for three minutes until it changes to 2:34!

  12. I like when you have no idea what time it is and you say “oh, I bet it is about 7:52” and then you check and you are spot on.

  13. I’m a bit of a night owl (It’s currently 3am where I am), so I like to set my alarm to 11:11, and then if I feel extra sleepy, I keep pressing snooze and resetting until 12:34.

  14. ck

    I’ve got a 24-h-clock (I’m in Europe) and like when it shows 13:37.

  15. I like to see 13:37 on my 24 hour clock, because I am a total n3rd :P

  16. kate

    For some reason I ALWAYS look at the clock at 4:44–4 is the lucky number in Japan, so it’s kinda cool :D

  17. i totally stop for 11.11

  18. Bekah

    Its nice to see that other people do this!! Whenever I catch 11:11 I make a wish… When its 12:34 I text my best friend…. On my birthday time, which is 6:13 I secretly sing happy birthday to myself in my head.
    Another thing with numbers….I just took a picture of my speedometer~ it was 123456

  19. I enjoy 11:34 and 11:35.


    On certain displays, if you read it upside-down, you get words! Yay!

  20. Kristin

    It’s 14:14 right now!

  21. Kim

    I love 12:21. On a digital clock it reminds me of IZ:ZI. I was having a really rough night and I looked at the clock and started laughing about the clock saying Izzi. Seems silly now, but it always makes me smile. I love number sequences. Does anyone else look for patterns in license plates?

  22. I look for 8:08 to say, “Time to go to bed!” or “Time to wake up!”

  23. FiveFootThree

    I look for patterns in license plates!

  24. Jen

    I was born at 12:34 AM. :D

    I thought I was special until my niece one-upped me by being born on 9/8/07 at 5:43. Super awesome!

  25. aurinkolamppu

    I always need celebrate this moment!
    And todays date is 3.2.-10!

  26. ilwen

    I was born at 22:22 (no kidding) and I love it :) (I’m in Europe)

  27. I like 8:08, then I say it’s Bob O’Clock!

  28. 11:11 is not just cool because, yeah, it’s 11:11, but also because it’s a Regina Spektor album!

  29. Beverley

    As I was reading this I thought of 11:11 but then saw you got that in there too :)

  30. Guib

    Hahaha, I just checked the clock and it happened :D


  31. jackie

    It’s 3:12 for me. My Birthday!

  32. patattack

    as I read this, I looked at my watch and it was 1:23. Almost as cool

  33. Mike

    I reset “trip2” on my odometer between oil changes, and when I checked it last week, it read 5,555.55. I thought that was pretty awesome. I was driving at the time, so there was only like a 3-second window to catch it.

    I’m approaching 100,000 with this car. I’m hoping i’ll be able to snap a picture with my cell phone once it happens. Don’t worry, I’ll pull over first if I have the opportunity.

  34. And if you use 24hr clock, you also get 23:45, which warms my cockles too!

  35. sidra

    7:37 does it for me. LOL

  36. Richard Duck

    Haunting the hell out of me: 7:07, 7:27, 7:37, etc…. jet affiliations…I don’t fly !

  37. whymybrainhurts

    Right. Now.

  38. Blaze

    I love it and you also realized you have stayed up till the next morning

  39. Absolutely!!! Loved this one!!
    12:34:56.. that’s my favourite!!

  40. nowandzen

    I noticed years ago (before I saw anything about it) that it seemed that OFTEN when I looked at clock, it read 11:11. Then when I told a friend (who also started seeing it a lot, power of suggestion!) – she said we should make a WISH when that happens… so now I do.

    Another friend made me notice that a lot of watches (with arms) are set in store to say 10:10. He said this is because it’s like a smile… I don’t know about that – but it’s true! And, of course, now I see Often 10:10 on clocks… and have to Smile!!

  41. aurinkolamppu

    And maybe the awesomest thing that have ever happened to me was last september, the 14th. Few days before i had written 1409 to my hand to remind me of a big day (can’t remember what it was). Anyways, on the 14th of septemper i sat on a bus and i looked at the number on my hand and thougt to myself “It would be so cool if the time was 14:09 right now” Then i lifted my head and saw the bus’s digital clock – and it was 14:09! That really gave me goose bumps.

  42. Also applies to 10:04 – my birthday.

  43. g

    I sadly, or in remembrance always notice 9:11

  44. Cassidy

    I always happen to catch 11:23. I wish on that one :)

  45. crl

    I also like 4:20,stoner time :)

  46. B

    WHOA! As I was reading that, I was thinking, hmmm.. it’s probably around 12:34 right now, and I looked in the lower right hand corner of my computer screen and wouldn’t you know it, it was exactly 12:34. Kinda creepy, and weird, but also kind of cool!

  47. Mack

    I was actually born on 12:34 =D

  48. That is so cooooooool, never thought of it. :D But I do constantly think of 2.22 and 3.33. I only see 2.22 and 22.22, but that happens like all the time. And at some point, before I got used to it, I started to feel like I was Gary Sinise in CSI when he kept on getting phonecalls at 3.33. LOL

  49. amanda

    6:10 (my birthday) i see it everyday, not only on clocks but in random places it follows me. weird

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