"Alcohol is a very necessary article...It enables Parliament to do things at 11 at night that no sane person would do at 11 in the morning." - George Bernard Shaw, Major Barbara • 11 of the 2,324 possible Texas felonies can only be committed with an oyster • 111111111 x 111111111 = 12345678987654321 • 11 earths would fill the diameter of Jupiter • The average adult male heart weighs 11 ounces • The largest cat is the Siberian tiger at 11 feet long • A rocket must travel at over 11km per second to escape the Earth's gravity • Van Gogh's Starry Night swirls with 11 stars shining beside a crescent moon, a likely reference to Joseph's dream about 11 stars, the sun and moon bowing down before him (prefiguring the supplication of the brothers before Joseph in Egypt) • EX 26:7 "And thou shalt make curtains of goats' hair to be a covering upon the tabernacle: 11 curtains shalt thou make" • Jews follow a lunar calendar that is 11 days fewer than the solar year creating the need for an extra month every few years • 7-11 sells 11 million Slurpees monthly • 11 7-11's were to turned into Kwik-E Marts to hype the opening of 2007's Simpson's movie • This year, our new CA Sales Manager Zak Davis turns 25 on 11/11 • The Jeffersons, M*A*S*H, Happy Days, Frazier, and Cheers all ran for 11 seasons • Mel Brooks wrote and directed 11 movies starting with The Producers in 1968 • "Anybody can direct, but there are only 11 good writers." - Mel Brooks • Allen Ginsberg began writing in a journal at age 11 • 11 out of 11 states rejected same-sex marriage in 2004 election • The HBO version of Tony Kushner's play Angels in America won 11 Emmys • Harvey Fierstein began his career in Brooklyn at age 11 as a founding actor in the Gallery Players Community Theater • Randy Newman, hater of Short People, lived in New Orleans until he was 11 years old • Paul Simon and fellow investors were reported to have lost a record $11 million on the Broadway musical The Capeman, based on the true story of Salvador Agron, a Puerto Rican gang member imprisoned for the murder of two white teenagers in New York in 1959 • Paul Simon's marriage to Carrie Fisher lasted only 11 months • In England 11 almond paste decorations decorate Easter cakes representing the 12 apostles, excluding the treacherous Judas Iscariot • The stylized maple leaf on the Flag of Canada has 11 points • Inigo: I was 11 years old. "When I was strong enough, I dedicated my life to the study of fencing, so the next time we meet, I will not fail. I will go up to the six-fingered man and say, 'Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.'" - The Princess Bride • "At the age of 11 or thereabouts women acquire a poise and an ability to handle difficult situations which a man, if he is lucky, manages to achieve somewhere in the later seventies." - P. G. Wodehouse • "My 11 year old daughter mopes around the house all day waiting for her breasts to grow." - Bill Cosby • Knocked Out Loaded contains the 11 minute "Brownsville Girl", a rambling meditation on death, sex and Gregory Peck co-written by Bob Dylan with Sam Shepard • Lou Reed's Street Hassle runs 11 minutes in 3 parts about sex (male prostitution), death (by o.d.'ing) and longing for lost love • Pictures at Eleven was Robert Plant's 1982 debut album • 11 Supervisors represent 11 San Francisco voting Districts • By the end of 1864, the Jewish colony in Timbuktu achieved 11 Jews in residence, finally enough to form a minyan and found a synagogue • Alpha Epsilon Pi began with 11 Jewish students at NYU in 1913 • The Qumran region in Israel comprised 11 caves that yielded the Dead Sea Scrolls • In the Babylonian creation myth Enuma Elish, Tiamat, the god of chaos, is supported by 11 monsters • 11 players form a team in football, soccer, cricket and field hockey • A rugby ball is 11 inches long • Darrell Waltrip and Cale Yarborough won their NASCAR Winston Cup Series championships with car #11
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