(Image: zazzle.ca)

“We had such potential, such promise, but we squandered our gifts and so 9, I am creating you.”

 

That was a clip from the apocalyptic movie “9” premiering today; the ninth day of the ninth month in the ninth year of the century. Today marks the last of the single-digit dates until 3001 and is having different meanings for people worldwide.

 

Some think it’s the end of the world, while others think it’s the perfect day to get married.

We’re taking a look at perspectives from China Daily, MLive, Teapublican.com, MTV, Thai Rath and NBC.

 

First, let’s go to China.

 

The date "09/09/09" is pronounced as "jiu jiu jiu" in Mandarin, tripling the "longevity" of a marriage. Nine has an everlasting quality for the Chinese. China Daily reports that over 28,000 couples were expected to have registered for marriage certificates across the country today. A clerk in the southwestern city of Chengdu was overwhelmed.

 

“‘There are too many couples coming here today, and the one-hour figure has exceeded that of the whole day of the 'Olympic opening day' last year.”

 

“Hey, I’m Steve Tartaglia and I’m first in line for the Beatles release for 9.9.09.”

 

Much to the delight of video game fans, 9/9/9 also marked the release of The Beatles: Rock Band game. According to Michigan’s MLive.com, The choice of date is a nod to the band’s song Revolution 9 on the White Album, which is mostly the lyric “number nine” repeated over and over again.

 

According to Teapublican.com, Republicans are using the memorable date for the first nationwide Twitter tea party.

 

Numerologists believe that nine is the most powerful number and Kathy Lee and Hoda of the Today Show explain why.

 

Did you know this? I did not know, I’m not a math person at all but ok let me show you something. 9 x 2 = 18. You take the two digits of 1 and 8 and add them up and what do you get?  9. Ok hold on, look 9 x 3, what does it equal? 27! And 2+7= 9.

“It works for any number you times it by”

 

In Thailand, where the word "nine" means "going forward,” new mothers hoped to give their children a lucky jump on life.

 

The Thai Rath newspaper reports more than a hundred pregnant women who are late in their term flock to hospitals across the country, in hopes of delivering their babies on what Thai people call "a very auspicious day." Doctors had to reject some of their requests for cesareans due to the lack of hospital equipment.

9/9/09: The Day That Was

by Nathan Giannini
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Sep 10, 2009

9/9/09: The Day That Was

(Image: zazzle.ca)

“We had such potential, such promise, but we squandered our gifts and so 9, I am creating you.”

 

That was a clip from the apocalyptic movie “9” premiering today; the ninth day of the ninth month in the ninth year of the century. Today marks the last of the single-digit dates until 3001 and is having different meanings for people worldwide.

 

Some think it’s the end of the world, while others think it’s the perfect day to get married.

We’re taking a look at perspectives from China Daily, MLive, Teapublican.com, MTV, Thai Rath and NBC.

 

First, let’s go to China.

 

The date "09/09/09" is pronounced as "jiu jiu jiu" in Mandarin, tripling the "longevity" of a marriage. Nine has an everlasting quality for the Chinese. China Daily reports that over 28,000 couples were expected to have registered for marriage certificates across the country today. A clerk in the southwestern city of Chengdu was overwhelmed.

 

“‘There are too many couples coming here today, and the one-hour figure has exceeded that of the whole day of the 'Olympic opening day' last year.”

 

“Hey, I’m Steve Tartaglia and I’m first in line for the Beatles release for 9.9.09.”

 

Much to the delight of video game fans, 9/9/9 also marked the release of The Beatles: Rock Band game. According to Michigan’s MLive.com, The choice of date is a nod to the band’s song Revolution 9 on the White Album, which is mostly the lyric “number nine” repeated over and over again.

 

According to Teapublican.com, Republicans are using the memorable date for the first nationwide Twitter tea party.

 

Numerologists believe that nine is the most powerful number and Kathy Lee and Hoda of the Today Show explain why.

 

Did you know this? I did not know, I’m not a math person at all but ok let me show you something. 9 x 2 = 18. You take the two digits of 1 and 8 and add them up and what do you get?  9. Ok hold on, look 9 x 3, what does it equal? 27! And 2+7= 9.

“It works for any number you times it by”

 

In Thailand, where the word "nine" means "going forward,” new mothers hoped to give their children a lucky jump on life.

 

The Thai Rath newspaper reports more than a hundred pregnant women who are late in their term flock to hospitals across the country, in hopes of delivering their babies on what Thai people call "a very auspicious day." Doctors had to reject some of their requests for cesareans due to the lack of hospital equipment.

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