Some facts about the number 12:
-> 12 is a superfactorial number - it is 1! x 2! x 3!
-> 12 is the smallest abundant number. (An abundant number is a number
whose proper factors add up to more than the number itself. The proper
factors of 12 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 which add up to 16.
-> 12 is the largest number with just one syllable.
-> Some ancient societies used a base 12 number system.
-> 12 is a sublime number. A sublime number is a number where the number of factors is a perfect number and the sum of its factors is a perfect number. The factors of 12 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 12. There are 6 factors and they add up to 28. 6 and 8 are perfect numbers. (A perfect number is a number that is equal to the sum of its proper factors.)