posted on Dec, 21 2009 @ 07:34 AM
Hi. Just found out about this little fun fact: GB2312 character set
is used to encode thousands of
Chinese characters so that they can be represented by numbers. One of the numbers, "2012", represents the character "boat" ("船").
This is a encoding table in question for reference. Press Ctrl+F to help locate the numbers.
Interestingly "2008" is "川", which is the name of the province (SiChuan) which was hit hard by the 2008 SiChuan Earthquake.
Other than the two, other numbers for recent years don't make much sense. So this is just a little coincidence and I'm not implying otherwise. But
you are free to interpret it as you will.
[edit on 21-12-2009 by nighinfinite]