Reading While Eating for Dec. 12: Happy 12-12-12

Happy 12/12/12! Here's hoping that today's accident of calendar numbering is everything you hoped it'd be.

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Tee shirts advertising the 12-12-12 date sit on display at A Little White Wedding Chapel, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, in Las Vegas.

It’s 12/12/12 Today. The next time the days, months and years line up like this will be on Jan 1, 2101. So enjoy it now. Maybe think about getting married. (CNN)

Also: In honor of 12/12/12, and all things similarly ephemeral, here’s a look at 12 of music history’s biggest chart-topping boy bands — and where they are now. (Mental Floss)

Now Here’s the Good News: At tonight’s 12/12/12 benefit concert for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, Paul McCartney will be putting the band back together! And that band is Nirvana. (Entertainment Weekly)

Let Us Google That For You: TIME gets an inside look at this year’s top Google trends. What was the Internet’s favorite celeb search, fad diet and Google Doodle of the year? (

The Pope Is on Twitter Now: Check out @Pontifex for more papal thoughts; meanwhile, these pictures are probably worth at least 140 characters. (BuzzFeed)

And for Those Watching at Home: The year in NSFW music videos. (Flavorwire)

The Planes! The Planes! Watch this awesome time lapse video of aircraft landing at San Diego International Airport over the course of one day in late November. (Cheezburger)