11 Must-Read Facts About The Number Eleven

11 Must-Read Facts About The Number Eleven

11 reasons the number 11 is a special number.
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Throughout my soccer career from elementary school up to my senior year of high school, my jersey number has always been 11. Because of this, I am obviously biased that 11 is the best number. However, I will say there are cool attributes to the number that make these double digits remain my favorite number.

Every time I look at the clock and it is either 11:11 am or 11:11 pm, I always shout "11:11 make a wish!!" I am superstitious that the number eleven is an omen for me. I know it sounds strange but my fascination with the number led me to research some significance of eleven.

Here are eleven fun facts about eleven:

1. The sunspot cycle or the solar cycle lasts for 11 years

In the Mayan Calendar, the current time cycle ended on December 21, 2012, at 11:11 am.

2. World War 1 ended on the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour

3. A total solar eclipse was observed throughout Europe on 11 August 1999 at 11:11 am

4. In numerology, number eleven is considered the master number

The reason is this number carries a vibrational frequency of balance. Number eleven signifies invention, refinement, fulfillment, vision, and congruence in a person. In astrology, the number eleven is considered a magical number that strikes a balance of emotion, thoughts, and spirits.

5. Apollo 11 was the first manned spacecraft to land on the moon

It launched on July 16, 1969 (Lunar landing was July 21, 1969)

6. Rockets should travel at over eleven kilometers per second to escape the gravity of the Earth

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7. Eleven is the smallest prime number

8. The deepest known point of the ocean floor is 11 km

This is at the Marina Trench located in the Pacific Ocean.

9. The Biblical Joseph was the eleventh son of Jacob

Joseph dreamt the sun, the moon and eleven stars were bowing down to him. (Genesis 37:9) Joseph also became a great interpreter of dreams and successfully interpreted Pharaoh's dreams.

10. The walls of the fortification at the base of the Statue of Liberty in New York are in the shape of an 11-point star

11. In the Tarot, eleven is the card of Strength or Justice

Justice symbolizes balance between the spiritual and material world. This is the card of balance and justice. Reversed it is lack of balance and injustice. There are tarot cards showing cards Justice and Strength are in reversed positions, making “Justice” card number 8 and “Strength” card number 11.

I hope that you feel like an 11 expert now that you have read this and that your favorite number is now the same as mine.

Cover Image Credit: Photo by Agê Barros on Unsplash

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A Beginner's Guide to Milwaukee Sports

Part I: The Bucks

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Being a college student in Milwaukee has its perks, especially for sports fans. Now, while some may have brought their hometown teams to college, others (myself included) may have warmed up to the Cream City teams without knowing much about them. If this is the case for you, then these pointers can help you start enjoying Milwaukee basketball without looking and sounding like a bandwagon fan.

Quick History

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Here are some facts about the Bucks that can make you feel more knowledgeable about the franchise:

- They have only won one championship (back in 1971) and have lost one NBA Finals series (1974) (Land of Basketball)

- They have only had one* MVP-caliber player in Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (#33) during the 1971, 1972, and 1974 seasons (Land of Basketball)

- Other Notable Players Include: Oscar Robertson (#1), Sidney Moncrief (#4), Jon McGlocklin (#14) and Ray Allen (#34) (Land of Basketball)

*Giannis Antetokounmpo may win the MVP award this year

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Gear Up

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This one is a bit of a no-brainer. Wearing team's colors or spirit wear is a must, especially if you're going to a game. Most items like hats and t-shirts are perfectly acceptable, and these are great if you're not trying to break the bank. Buying your gear from a sporting goods store will usually be cheaper than buying them from the team store (the main one of which is located in Fiserv Forum). Most online stores like NBA.com, Fanatics, Fansedge, and sometimes even the team's online store will have sales on sports gear, so getting a good deal on team wear is always a plus!

A Word of Caution: Jerseys

All three of these players are not part of the 2018-2019 roster and #77 and #3 have been reused by current players Ersan Ilyasova (#77) and George Hill (#3)

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If you're willing to go the extra mile, buying a jersey can really get you into locked in and pumped for the live action. However, it should be kept in mind that official Nike NBA jerseys range from $110-$250, so they definitely are an investment. While there are other options available like the FastBreak jerseys by Fanatics, they are a simpler (still official) knockoff of the Nike jerseys. Also; beware buying sale jerseys. There are usually three reasons why jerseys are ever on sale (aside from a storewide sale): a player is injured, a player doesn't play much and is about to be traded, or a player has been traded. While there is nothing wrong with having the jersey of a player who went on to another team (like Kareem and Allen), you are not exactly going to get brownie points for wearing a Jabari Parker or a Thon Maker jersey anytime soon.

Know The Current Squad

Fiserv Forum, Home of the Milwaukee Bucks

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Everyone in Milwaukee has heard of Giannis Antetokounmpo, but who else is part of the supporting cast?

Starting Five for the 2018-2019 Milwaukee Bucks (Basketball Reference):

- #6 Eric Bledsoe at Point Guard

- #13 Malcolm "The President" Brogdon at Shooting Guard

- #22 Khris "Money" Middleton at Small Forward

- #34 Giannis "The Greek Freak" Antetokounmpo at Power Forward

- #11 Brook "Splash Mountain" Lopez at Center

Student Perk

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Using your university email, you can get special discount ticket offers for home games by signing up for the Bucks' Student Rush Program. Tickets usually start at $15 per ticket, and the seats available may depend on who the Bucks are playing (and how well they are doing during the season).

Get Involved and Have Fun!

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Don't be afraid to get into it! The Bucks are an amazing team to watch and they love Bucks Nation. In addition to cheering at games, going to team events and player appearances can be great ways to make memories and even get an autograph or two!

Are You a Bucks Fan Now?🦌

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