Did you know…?
World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919 – Fighting actually ceased 7 months earlier with an armistice and Germany went into effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”
It is very likely that Veterans Day will be remembered/observed/celebrated much more than usual on November 11th, 2011.
Most predictions and opinions concerning ’11/11/11′ are based on or rooted in its mathematical uniqueness as a number.
’11*11*11‘: There are three possible scenarios:
1. Something good happens— there is absolutely no scientific basis for this belief. There are no known logical premises for this belief. The belief that something good will happen is based solely on spiritualism, faith, and/or innate optimism. This belief is not necessarily a bad thing; we don’t know everything; the probability is not zero.
2. Nothing happens— this is the most likely scenario. Just because an unusual date number sequence occurs doesn’t mean that something extraordinary will happen. Usually it’s a non-event.
3. Something bad happens— there is absolutely no scientific basis for this belief. There are no known logical premises for this belief. The belief that something bad will happen is based solely on pessimism of reality. This belief is not necessarily false; after all, something somewhere will be happening for someone. The probability is not zero
However ‘Blackjack’ players love the number 11. It usually means time to double down, but not always.
Dice players love the number 11. On the come-out roll, it’s as good as the number seven. Do not ask the crap dealers how to bet 11 the hard way…
The number 11 is a popular lottery number. This results in the per-person payouts being a little below average when eleven is one of the winning numbers.
The number 11 is a popular keno number. One wonders if the casinos and slot machine manufacturers make use of that fact…