Monday, March 19, 2007

Mysterious Eleven!

As I promised, here is the stuff that gave me the idea to use the title of my blog:

It starts slowly like this and then takes off in the end with a shocking end.
1) 'New York City' has 11 letters;
2) 'Afghanistan' has 11 letters;
3) Rasmin Yuseb, the terrorist who threatened to destroy the Twin Towers in 1993 has 11
letters;
4) George W. Bush has 11 letters;
5) New York is the 11th state;
6) The first plane crashing into the Twin Towers was Flight number 11;
7) Flight 11 was carrying 92 passengers: 9+2=11;
8) Flight 77 which also hit the Twin Towers, was carrying 65 passengers: 6+5=11;
9) The tragedy was on September 11, or 9/11 as it is now known: 9+1=11;
10)The date is equal to the US Emergency Services tel. no. 911: 9+1=11;
11)The total number of victims inside all the hijacked planes was 254: 2+5+4=11;
12)September 11 is day number 254 of the calendar year: 2+5+4=11;
13)The Madrid bombing took place on 3/11/2004: 3+1+1+2+4=11;
14)The tragedy of Madrid happened 911 days after the Twin Towers incident;
15)The most recognised symbol for the US, after the Stars and Stripes, is the Eagle. The
following verse is taken from the Quaran, the Islamic holy book:
"For it is written that a son of Arabia would awaken a fearsome Eagle. The wrath of the
Eagle would be felt throughout the lands of Allah while some of the people trembled in
despair still more rejoiced: for the wrath of the Eagle cleansed the lands of Allah and
there was peace".
That verse is 9.11 of the Quaran.

16)NOW HERE'S THE SHOCKER! Do the following:
Open Microsoft Word and do the following:
a) Type in capitals Q33 NY. This is the flight number of the first plane to hit one of the Twin
Towers;
b) Highlight the Q33 NY;
c) Change the font size to 48;
d) Change the actual font to WINGDINGS.

WHAT DO YOU SAY NOW???
It is believed that sharing this with someone will bring you a BIG SURPRISE in 11 minutes...It worked for me but it wasn't pleasant when I was caught in a terrible traffic jam and as a result of being really late in picking up my kid from his kindy, he threw a tantrum.

2 comments:

Chee Kui said...

Interesting reason why yoy choose to use this name ;)
I have subscribed to your RSS feed. Nice reading :)

Luke said...

Thanks for your comment, chee kui. 'Four' and 'thirteen', as you probably know, are the notorious numbers so many of us dread to have, see or hear... but 'eleven'? It finally dawned on me after much reflection that there is this apt English phrase 'the eleventh hour' meaning 'at the last minute'! Good or bad consequences...?