What’s so special about the number 11, you might wonder. Read on and you just could be finding out. And yes, this entire post is about this one number…
Since you’re still here, I must congratulate you for your patience so far and your thirst for KNOWLEDGE – even if it’s just interesting facts about the number that follows 10.
So why not sit tight and grab a bowl of popcorn.
Or eleven bowls, if you can.
You’re about to be impressed like never before.
Just kidding 😂
A good place to start would be from historical facts and beliefs:
- How have people viewed this number over the years?
- Does it have any metaphysical or superstitious relevance?
In numerology, for example, number 11 is regarded as the MASTER number. What this simply means is that it’s a double-digit number which also comes from a single root – like 22 and 33. Okay, depending on who you are, that may sound too complex and irrelevant. But how about the fact that over the years it’s been considered as the number of disorder? Now I think I got your attention. For some, ’11’ been considered a symbol of conflict and rebellion. Yet others believe it’s a symbol of exaggeration, extravagance and human sin. Ouch!
Let’s go to sports, shall we?
Ever wondered why 11 people play in each team of American football, hockey, soccer or many other group sports? Yes you got it right – because 11 is the number of TEAM WORK. Just kidding, it is not. But we do know that before 1870, football teams played with varying numbers, before 11 was finally embraced. No one knows why. Perhaps it just felt right. And it has certainly stuck till today.
How about the fact that 11 is so significant in the Nation of Canada?
The number finds itself at the core of Canadian culture. For example, eleven distinct crowns exist in the country, with the Monarch being represented in each of the provinces. If that’s not interesting enough, the maple leaf on the Canadian flag has eleven points. Similarly, the Canadian one-dollar coin is an eleven-sided polygon – a hendecagon. Close observation also reveals that the clocks illustrated on Canadian currency all point to 11:00.
Way to go Canada!
Do you remember some history, particularly about the First World War? After raging on for so long and consuming lots of lives and property, it eventually ground to a halt.
Guess when it officially ended?
At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
So every 11thof November is Remembrance Day in the UK and Commonwealth, and Veterans Day in the USA. And this is done in honor of a great success in the history of mankind, heavily involving the number 11.
Eh, there are so many more interesting facts to be discovered about ‘Eleven’. Why not pay attention, folks, and learn all you can about it. No need to wait till the eleventh hour. Share your knowledge with me today LOL
And the most important – Ray is going to use the number 11 in his upcoming #YA book about ‘Dulcinea’ 😎
Have a nice day ahead! Go, spread 11 smiles today 😎😉
Next post – “The Pearl Territory”, chapter 5 #Alma – private journal