Rememberence day poppyWe all know and respect the 11th of November as Remembrance Day, the day when we honour those brave servicemen and women who gave their lives defending our country.

The origin of Remembrance Day is that it was the day World War I officially ended in 1918, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Since it was dedicated as the official day of remembrance by King George V in 1919, we have honoured the 11th November as a memorial day for our armed forces.

This year, the 11th of November falls in the 11th year of the century. 11/11/11. The first century of every thousand years is the only time we really have licence to shorten the year to the last two digits. In a hundred years time, 2111, it just seems wrong that we would abbreviate the year to 11.

So to celebrate this momentous once in a millennia occasion, CartridgeMonkey have decided to bring you 11 interesting facts about the number 11.

  1. Moon walkThe deepest point of all the oceans on earth is in the Pacific Ocean in an area called the Mariana Trench. It measures 11km deep.
  2. The number 11 is the smallest two digit prime number (a number which is only divisible by itself and by the number 1).
  3. The first manned mission to the moon, which saw Neil Armstrong become the first man to step on the moon’s surface, was Apollo 11.
  4. colobus monkeyIn 2011, a Colobus Monkey was born for the first time in 11 years at the St. Louis Zoo in Missouri.
  5. The joint biggest ever Oscar winning movie was Titanic which won 11 Oscars.
  6. In a strange quirk of fate, the star of Titanic, Leonardo DiCaprio, was born on the 11th November.
  7. According to the Mayan Calendar, the world will end in 2012 at precisely 11;11 am.
  8. Of all the brands Cartridge Monkey stock, alphabetically, Kodak is the 11th brand.
  9. On August 11th 1999, a total solar eclipse was observed throughout Europe at precisely 11:11 am.

10.  teaThe largest cat in the world is the Siberian Tiger, which measures on average 11 feet long.

11.  Elevenses is the name given to a mid morning cuppa since it was traditionally taken at around 11am. Which just reminds me…

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