Is 11-11-11 your lucky day?
Wed, 09 Nov 2011 17:58:19 GMT —
Will you be blowing out eleven candles on November 11 this year? How crazy is that, right? There's a set of twins in Madison, Wisconsin that will be doing just that.
Here's something pretty cool about the number 11: 111111 x 111111 = 12345654321
Great party trick, right? Eleven is a lucky number for people that play Blackjack. Time to shout, Double Down! Lots of people pick eleven when they play the lottery, so many that when that lucky number hits, the payouts are below average per person.
According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, they have always had a corner on the market for 11-11 celebrations because of Veteran's Day. November 11, 1918 is known as the day fighting stopped in World War 1 and it is known as the end of the war to end all wars.
Even the National Weather Service has some history on November 11. Back in 1911, The Great Blue Norther covered the United States, dropping temperatures 40-50 degrees in just 10 minutes. By midnight, temperatures dropped 66 degrees. This caused storms, tornados, blizzards and 300 deaths.
Some numerology websites say a person born on the 11 is idealistic and has deep intuition. They make good counselors and healers. Sensitive, emotional and bruise easily from criticism are other characteristics that might describe someone born on the 11. Although you may work well with others, Decoz.com suggests, "You do not do well in the business world, except perhaps in the role of advisor. You are more a dreamer than a doer."
And if you are a big fan of wearing corduroy, you could celebrate the day by breaking out the duds. Did you know there is an actual Corduroy Appreciation Club in New York? According to a story on NY Daily News, in the They are asking the Overman twins to be their poster children. But since they lived too far away from their office in Manhattan, the Corduroy Appreciation Club picked a local kid. They have parades and celebrations surrounding their favorite ribbed fabric. You have to wear corduroy to the meeting and listen to poems and lectures all paying homage to, yes you guessed it, corduroy.
If you want to join, their founder, Miles Rohan schedules just two meetings a year, in January and November. And, yep. They are on the 11.