We're not much of a mystic, but we sometimes catch ourselves making a wish at 11:11. Well, today is 11/11 and at 11:11 AM
the world will end we think it can't hurt to make a wish because, depending on who you ask, the time and date are significant.
Some people think it's a bad thing because the number 11 was tied to "pure evil" by numerologists in medieval times. Of course, they also thought the earth was flat, so, you know, grain of salt.
Others think 11/11/11 is representative of a new spiritual awakening, some sort of brief window into the spiritual world. Behave accordingly!
Of course, scientists can always be counted on to come on in and rain on the parade, saying that the only reason any special significance is attributed to 11/11 or 11:11 is because of the human tendency to find meaning or patterns in randomly occurring data, a phenomenon called apophenia.
Whatever. We think it probably can't hurt to make a wish for something big and maybe listen to Rufus Wainwright's cool song "11:11," which you'll find after the jump. Regardless of what happens in a few hours, have a happy Friday. Read More...