**2012**= 2

^{2}x 503.

**2012**, 2013, 2014, and 2015 are each the product of three prime numbers.

**2012**! has a square number of digits (5776 = 76

^{2}).

**2012**

^{2}= 4048144 and 4418404 = 2102

^{2}.

**2012**and its square (4048144) use only the digits 0, 1, 2, 4, and 8.

**2012**is a year in which there are five Wednesdays in the month of February.

**2012**is a blue moon year.

The end of the "longest period" (Long Count) Mayan calendar known to exist is said to be December 21,

**2012**.**2012**is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS

*Titanic*. It is also the centennial of the birth of Alan Turing.