Just came across this AP story about a somewhat peculiar oddity that will occur overnight.

Three seconds after the clock turns to 1:02 a.m., it will be 01:02:03 on April 5, 2006. Or, in other terms, it will be 01:02:03 on 04/05/06…1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Of course, this is only peculiar for Americans since most of the world formats the date differently than we do…but it’s a bit quirky nonetheless.

However, the whole 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 thing reminded me of the combination to unlock the air shield around the planet Druidia in the movie “Spaceballs”, which prompted this classic bit of dialogue (quotes from the Internet Movie Database):

[King Roland has given in to Dark Helmet’s threats, and is telling him the combination to the “air shield”]
Roland: One.
Dark Helmet: One.
Colonel Sandurz: One.
Roland: Two.
Dark Helmet: Two.
Colonel Sandurz: Two.
Roland: Three.
Dark Helmet: Three.
Colonel Sandurz: Three.
Roland: Four.
Dark Helmet: Four.
Colonel Sandurz: Four.
Roland: Five.
Dark Helmet: Five.
Colonel Sandurz: Five.
Dark Helmet: So the combination is one, two, three, four, five? That’s the stupidest combination I’ve ever heard in my life! The kind of thing an idiot would have on his luggage!
President Skroob: [enters after the interrogation of King Roland] Well? Did it work? Where’s the king?
Dark Helmet: It worked, sir. We have the combination.
President Skroob: Great. Now we can take every last breath of fresh air from planet Druidia. What’s the combination?
Dark Helmet: 1 2 3 4 5.
President Skroob: 1 2 3 4 5? That’s amazing! I’ve got the same combination on my luggage! Prepare Spaceball 1 for immediate departure!
Dark Helmet: Yes, sir!
President Skroob: And change the combination on my luggage!

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