11.11.11 (Onse)


Much good has been said about today– 11.11.11 thinking the uniqueness of the date could bring good fortune to everyone. Many had reserved this date for weddings, celebration and even companies set its product and service launching today. (Sony Ericsson is calling a local media gathering at 11am today in SM Cebu.) 

Will 11.11.11 bring good fortune to us?

I am fond of numbers having been good on it since i was born. I have some posts in this blog with titles 2012 (Dose), Trese, Katorse, and Kinse.

11.11.11 is also the title a movie being released today(A horror-thriller set on 11:11 on the 11th day of the 11th month and concerning a entity from another world that enters the earthly realm through Heaven’s 11th gate. – From Big Air Studios and Rocket Releasing).

Prior today, the last time 11.11.11 had happened was on November 11 1911 when an almost supernatural event in the U.S. saw temperatures drop by more than 60F in a single day.

For numerologists, today is 11.11.2011 which could be summed up into 11+11+20+11=8. Eleven is also one of the two master numbers (the other one is 22) which should not be reduced to single digit at its simplest form.

Numerologist Sanjay B Jumaani sees nothing special on this date. It’s just a normal day of the year. Today may be lucky to some but not for others. Whether there is something good or bad that would happen today has no scientific basis.

(Wikipedia) Numerologists believe that events linked to the time 11:11 appear more often than can be explained by chance or coincidence. This belief is related to the concept of synchronicity. Other authors believe it is an auspicious sign, and others that it signals a spirit presence. The belief that it has mystical powers has been adopted by believers in New Age philosophies. However, skeptics say that Uri Geller’s examples of 11:11 phenomenon in world events are examples of post-hoc reasoning and confirmation bias.

Some interesting peculiarities related to number eleven:

(2 digits) 11 x 11 = 121

(6 digits) 111111 x 111111 = 12345654321

(9 digits) 111111111 x 111111111 = 12345678987654321

More Eleven Trivia:

  • There are 11 players in a football team
  • Onse-onse is a shooting game in basketball where a player is shooting from the free throw lane or perimeter with 2 points and a follow-up shot good for 1 point. Anyone who scored 11 wins and those who scored more than 11 will lose.

 

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