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Jack Daniel

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A man with his fingers crossed for good luck, circa 1950. (Photo by Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Yesterday was Veteran’s Day! 11/11…I hope you took a moment to remember and thank  all servicemen and women to have served and do serve our country.

On the other hand there was a movement that said when it became 11:11 on 11/11 we should make a wish. Are you casually superstitious? Do you wonder if some “spiritual energy that surrounds all things” can somehow cause the stars to align in our favor?

poll found it’s something one in seven Americans do.  And it’s even higher for younger people.  Around one in four adults under 35 said they made a wish at 11:11.

Women are slightly more likely to do it than men.  And people who do it are more likely to believe in other supernatural stuff:  Half believe in karma and think “spiritual energy” is real . . . 36% believe in fate . . . and 21% believe in magic.


Have you ever noticed how often and unexpectedly the numerals 11:11 show up in your life at the oddest moments and situations? You happen to glance at your m...

Story idea inspired by a suggestion for The Complete Sheet. (c) Wise Brother’s Media. Originally posted on November 12th, 2020