11:11, 11/11/11

posted 11 Nov 2011, 04:44 by Jan Kiernan   [ updated 20 Dec 2011, 02:21 ]
Today is a very unusual date, one that happens once in every century.
It is the 11th day of the 11th month of the 11th year of the 21st century.
This is what we were doing at 11 minutes past the 11th hour today.


Here are the 11 3rd class girls, at 11 minutes to 11 on the 11/11/11, having their picture taken in the school Graden


Here are some other interesting facts about todays date and the number 11.

Some people born on certain dates will also be a 111...-something old today:
Age old on 11/11/11when born on this date
11 years Saturday, 11 November 2000
111 months Sunday, 11 August 2002
1,111 weeks Friday, 27 July 1990
1,111 days Sunday, 26 October 2008
11,111 days Wednesday, 10 June 1981
111,111 hours Tuesday, 9 March 1999
11,111,111 minutes Tuesday, 25 September 1990
1,111,111,111 seconds Wednesday, 25 August 1976

The number eleven has a special characteristic in mathematics where it is the sixth prime number. It contains some interesting peculiarities where the number eleven times itself equals a palindrome:

    (2 digits) 11 x 11 = 121
    (6 digits) 111111 x 111111 = 12345654321
    (9 digits) 111111111 x 111111111 = 12345678987654321
You can find some more interesting facts here.

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