Freaky Friday ~ 11:11:11 on 11/11/11
A perfect day for apophenia – seeing patterns and connections in random or meaningless data. Some believe palindromic dates, especially double-figure ones, lead to good fortune. That’s wonderful news for weddings and birthdays, and who is going to forget them? Others, bad luck and even the end of the world is foretold.
It just so happens to be the release date for the apocalyptic horror movie 11-11-11 (trailer) from the director of the Saw movies, and predicts the opening of a portal into hell or in Buffy-speak, the Hellmouth.
Of course, it is also Armistice Day in the UK (and Veteran’s Day in the US) which commemorated by two minute's silence at 11am every 11th of November because the Great War aka WWI came to an end on this day at 10:58. It’s a time when we remember those who fought and died for us.
Whether you’re superstitious or not, it’s a rare event.