In Hindu mythology, 432,000 is the length of the age in which the early writers placed themselves.
In Babylonian mythology, the flood story (similar to the Genesis version) tells of 10 kings who ruled during the period before the flood: a period of 432,000 years.
In Germanic tradition (pre-Christian), they talk about 800 men at each of the 540 gates of Wodan's palace = 432,000. In the doomsday scenario of the Vikings, 800 divine warriors emerge from each of the 540 gates of Valhalla. Icelandic mythology says that 800 warriors will emerge from the 540 doors of Odin's palace.
The Greek mathematician Ptolemy used 432,000 as the totality of the "Great Circle" of musical frequencies.
The Rig Veda has, according to certain sources, 432,000 syllables.
432,000 is the number of veterans who served in both Vietnam and the Korean War.
After a thorough study, it was found that golf balls travel farthest with 432 dimples.
Now, what does this all mean...I have no idea. I have only put a few of the oddities with the number up here. Apparently the number 432 and any number gotten from adding zeros (or dividing/adding/etc.) is rather important in our history. Then again, I have to wonder if all numbers are important if we look hard enough.
Food for thought anyway...