”It’s 11/11/11, not 11/11/11! Bloody Americans…” – every British person today. (via Julie Basque)
It’s funny how much of an emphasis we put on things that are out of the ordinary, such as days like 11/11/11. What is it about this simple pleasure of number homogeneity that makes us want tell everyone we know about it (just in case they haven’t figured out yet that it is indeed the day when each date format is the exact same number)?
Furthering my idiotic-11/11/11-induced-smile is that we are so fascinated by this phenomenon that it has become a part of some marketing tactics.
Today’s trending topic on Twitter is (you guessed it) #11/11/11. Why is it trending? Because KFC promoted the trend to announce their 11 herbs and spices chicken.
(Take a break to laugh)
Humans are hilarious. But we are also interesting in our reasons behind our unintentional hilarity.
After some research, I came across an interesting video about 11/11/11: The Psychology Behind Superstition. According to the video,
We all have these innate instincts to try and find patterns in the world, and to use these patterns to control and predict the world and the future, even if these patterns may not make any logical sense.
Humans fascinate me.
I can’t wait until 12/12/12…
P.S. This post was posted on 11/11/11 at 11:11 AM. I just can’t get enough!