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Why 11-11-11 is So Significant

Jalesa Hall

digital clock with 11:11

November 11th, 2011 is unique in so many ways.

1) Today is Veterans’ Day. Celebrating veterans all over the country, the holiday was established in 1918, when an agreement between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month that ended World War I. Today we honor everyone that has serviced in the armed forces for protecting us and the ideals our country stands behind. 

click here to find out if your local VA National Cemetery has a ceremony. 

2) Today has been declared Nigel Tufnel Day. In a tribute to the 80s movie, “This Is Spinal Tap,” the guitarist in the movie, Nigel Tufnel, shows off his amps with dials that go up to 11. 11 is one notch higher than the typical 1-10 amps, making his amps premium. Musician and Spinal Tap fan Michael Fennelly pushed to declare this day to celebrate his favorite movie.  

to read more: click here        to see the Facebook page: click here 

3) An estimated 3,500 applied for marriage licenses in Las Vegas for today. Brian Mills, general manager of “The Fun Chapel, said about this special day “Part of the thrill is that it’ll be a day the couple won’t forget — as in it will be easy to remember your anniversary.”

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4) There’s a superstition  about making a wish on the clock when it turns 11:11, either AM or PM. No one knows where the origins of this came from but the idea has still managed to spread all over. Today, people can make a wish on 11-11 at 11:11am or pm. 

to see the Facebook page dedicated to 11:11: click here 

Whether you believe in divine numbers or ancient Mayan secrets, for basic purposes 11-11-11 looks awful cool when you write it down. 

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