3 Mar
Three benches

Image by renoir_girl via Flickr

Did you think I hadn’t noticed the date?  Don’t worry: I saved this third post of the third day of the third month for the eleventh hour (UK time).

3.3.11  Isn’t it pretty?  I love symmetry in numbers. 

Which eleven-letter word has three back-to-back double letters?  Clue: a person who minds all the tomes.  The answer is below.

I wanted to share some jokes about the number three but I couldn’t find any.  There are lots of rules of three, but none that interest me.   The best I could do for you was three interesting facts and three number eleven pyramids:

  • 11:11 x 11:11 = 1234321 
    111 x 111 = 12321
    11 x 11 = 121*

*I knew that one!

  • Camels have three eyelids.  Not sure if that’s on each eye or altogether; no one can tell me.
  • The three best known Western names in China are Jesus Christ, Elvis Presley and Richard Nixon.
  • Three facts about a three-initial president:  JFK was the first Roman Catholic to be president, the first Boy Scout to become president, and the first president to be born in the Twentieth Century.

And here’s one I thunk up all by myself: there are eleven letters in the numbers eleven & three.

I have way too much time on my hands.

Answer: Bookkeeper


17 Responses to “3.3.11”

  1. Pseu March 4, 2011 at 00:16 #

    Three’s a crowd


  2. Pseu March 4, 2011 at 00:20 #

    The three toed sloth is slower than his cousin the two toed sloth


  3. Pseu March 4, 2011 at 00:25 #

    There were three pigs.

    The first pig went to a bar ordered a drink and gulped it down and went to the bathroom and then left.

    The second pig went to the same bar ordered a drink and gulped it down and went to the bathroom and then left.

    The third pig went to the same bar ordered a drink and gulped it down and was just going to leave and the bartender asked if he was going to the bathroom and the third little pig said “No I’m the little pig that goes weee weee weee all the way home”


    • Tilly Bud March 4, 2011 at 10:30 #

      Three comments. I like your style. 🙂

      What about the other eleven?


      • Pseu March 5, 2011 at 00:20 #

        Crikey. A girl does her best and it’s thrown back at her…. you want another 8? 8…. I ask you


  4. nrhatch March 4, 2011 at 03:19 #

    Fun post, Tilly Bud. If you’re interested in symmetry of numbers:



  5. Mike Patrick March 4, 2011 at 05:47 #

    I’m checking on the availability of a three eyed camel. Back soon.


    • Tilly Bud March 4, 2011 at 10:33 #

      If you don’t return, I’ll get the hump. 😦


  6. Cindy March 4, 2011 at 06:02 #

    And the Beatles claimed to be more popular than Jesus Christ?


  7. vivinfrance March 4, 2011 at 08:21 #

    Yawn, yawn, yawn. (that’s 3 in case you didn’t notice.


  8. DC March 4, 2011 at 14:19 #

    And don’t buses come in 3’s ?

    (Yes I still do look Ms Tilly)

    Also half related to the number three: This post reminded me of the time (when I was a smallish kid) my dad asked me to write down the number thirteen thousand thirteen hundred and thirteen!


    • Tilly Bud March 5, 2011 at 13:36 #

      I wondered what had happened to you!

      Did you manage to write it?



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