November 11, 2011


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Questionmark_130Hi everybody! Today is November 11, 2011: 11/11/11! Freaky, right?

Here is a trick to amaze your friends and family. Add your age to the last two digits of your birth year. The answer will be 11. For example, if you are 10 and were born in 2001 . . .
10 + 01 = 11

Try it. It will work with everyone born in this century. For people born in the 1900s, the answer will be 111 on account of we’re older. Test it on your friends, your parents, your dog. (Wait, it might not work in dog years. But if it does, leave a Comment letting us know!)

I don’t know why it works, but it does. It must be some fluke-y thing about 11, so Happy 11/11/11 Day! The numbers will never line up like this again in your lifetime unless you live another hundred years. Although . . . some people think the world is going to end in 2012. Personally, I’m not worried one bit. I think the world will still be around for 12/12/12 and beyond.

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

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  1. brownielonely1

    it works for me and my works on my all 3 of my dogs!
    i think that it is amazing! it works on the four of us and our three is super cool. to bad it didn’t happen every day!

  2. Fashionistahappy3

    So Cool!
    It works for my sister but almost for me. I had to round it to how old I would be this year because my Birthday is in December…But it’s still cool!

  3. Sarah

    I did the math and it ended in 11. I think 11/11/11 is special since it only happens every 100 years. I also think it’s important that we realize what a special day it is!

  4. celebratingchatty10

    How does that work really? I mean what does that mean? And how do you do it? Aren’t some of them the same?

  5. kn

    Wow that is awesome i never knew that we could do that. I will defiantly try it on my family members. 11/11/11 i so important to me because i have family that use to serve i the army.

  6. C

    I think that this is really cool. Unfortunately, it does not work on me. I will definitely tell my family members about this. I think this date is really special. Thank for the facts!

  7. Singingdolphin46

    Wow! It does work.
    I’m not a member of STACKS but I do play the 39 clues site.
    That’s cool!
    *Doesn’t work for dogs. At least not for mine.