November 11, 2011, 10:16 AM — OK, let's get this out of the way first. It's Veterans Day in the United States (Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world), so if you see a veteran today, give them a big hug and thank them for their service.
But it's also 11-11-11 on the calendar, which is causing a lot of people to either freak out or think that it's a lucky day for them -- I wonder how many people are going to be playing the number 11 or variations (111, 1111) in the lottery today.
Here's a roundup of some fun videos to get you thinking about this special day.
First up, the fun folks at the Tawain animation studio Next Media Animation have their twisted take on the day - is it a day for luck, or the end of the world?
For fans of the film "This is Spinal Tap", the number 11 has a significant meaning as well:
I can't really describe this, other than it's a guy (well, maybe 11 guys?) singing the number 11 over and over and over again. Watch at your own risk (and sanity):
Did you like that video? Then you'll love this one, too! Another video of 11 heads singing!
Happy 11-11-11 day! Don't forget to hug a veteran!
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