Tuesday, March 29, 2011

2011 little oddities

This year we experienced and are going to experience four unusual dates:
January 1, 2011
January 11, 2011
November 1, 2011
November 11, 2011

In modern numerical format, these translate to:
1/1/11
1/11/11
11/1/11
11/11/11
In that order.
Notice a patern?
Furthermore, every one of these dates is a specific holiday in Canada, and the USA.
Jan 1 - New Years day
Nov 1 - All Saints Day
November 11 - Rememberance day in Canada, Veterans Day in USA--
(and my 33 Anniversary--I hope I don't forget!)

But Jan 11 has 11 unofficial holidays dedicated to it in either Canada or USA or both:
  1. National Clean Off Your Desk Day (I think I missed this one)
  2. National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend Day --(In Canada and Alaska it's called "Snowball fight")
  3. Use More of Your Mind Day (Okay, I'll go for 11% today)
  4. Giant Day (A left over from Roman Times. The Centaurs are really pissed about this one. Cyclops are kinda ticked too)
  5. Banana Boat Day (Day oh! Ta day ay ay oh! Daylight come...Usually celebrated after Holiday #2 and #11 in that order)
  6. Art Deco Festival (Huge in Florida)
  7. Pharmacists Day (Every Druggist has his day)
  8. Send a Dollar to the Treasury Day  (But we won't) 
  9. Smoking May Be Hazardous To Your Health Day (The only holiday that's such a drag)
  10. Golden Globe Awards (Not really an unofficial holiday, but what would the Oscars be without them?)
  11. National Hot Toddy Day  (Canada, Northern States and Alaska only. I celebrate NHTD religiously!! Especially after I win the Snowball Fight! Day Oh, Ta day ay ay oh...Daylight already?)

But that's not all 2011 has to offer us... take the last two digits of the year in which you were born; now add the age you will be this year, and the result will be 111 for everyone! 
For example - Harry was born in 1957, and 57 + 54 = 111
  (note: for this to work you have to be older than 11 years old. If you are younger than 11, it will always add up to 11,  funny isn't it)

This year October will have 5 Sundays, 5 Mondays and 5 Saturdays, which the last Monday is Halloween.
This happens only every 823 years.
Not a bad Year by the looks of things. Don't get me started on 2012 for that's another story.
ttfn

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