Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Dressed to the nines? Rare date of 09/09/09 brings discounts, and doomsday theories

The Beatles (Apple Corps Ltd.)

It is a day to get dressed to the nines, listen to the Beatles , get married and to ponder whether this is the end of the world as we know it. Sept. 9, 2009 — or 9/9/09 — is inspiring a number of events Wednesday: discounts on weddings, impassioned doomsday predictions and the release of the Beatles' whole, re-mastered catalog and a Fab Four-themed videogame.

A new animated feature film, "9," set in a post-apocalyptic world, will also hit theaters as hotels like Las Vegas' Bellagio and even a county clerk or two offer special "9/9/09" wedding prices.
As the rare date approached, buzz about it picked up on the Internet. On Tuesday, the term "9/9/09" was among the top 100 search terms on
Google, while world's end theories abounded on YouTube.

via AP

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