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Ten Facts about 111

Ten Facts about 111

There are a surprising number of facts about the number 111. Here are ten of them.

Statue of Liberty
Fact One

New York's Lady Liberty, the Statue of Liberty woman, is just over 111 feet tall from the base of her heel to the top of her head.

Fact Two

A Nelson is a cricket score of 111. It is a reference to Admiral Nelson's one eye, one arm and one leg. This is despite the fact that Nelson always had two legs.

Fact Three

111 is the phone number for the emergency services in New Zealand. It is also the number for non-urgent medical help in England and Scotland.

Fact Four

Hobbits refer to the number 111 as eleventy-one.

Fact Five

The Hundred Days is the name given to Napoleon Bonaparte's last period of rule of France, from 20th March 1815 to 8th July 1815. This is actually a period of 111 days.

Fact Six

It's 2011 (or at least it was when these facts were written!), and there are plenty of dates this year which feature the number 1 and 11. There's 01/01/11, 11/01/11, 01/11/11 and of course 11/11/11. But what is even more amazing is that if you add the last two digits of the year of your birth to the age you will be on your birthday this year, you get the number 111! So, if you were born in 1978, you will be 33 this year. 78 + 33 = 111. This only works if you were born in the last century. Amazing! Well, not so amazing if you're reading this in 2012, in which case the answer will be 112. Or 113 in 2013. And so on...

It's 2019 now. Maybe I need to update this fact!

Fact Seven

The television series Miami Vice ran for 111 episodes.

Fact Eight

111 x 111 = 12,321.

111 111 111 x 111 111 111 = 12 345 678 987 654 321

Fact Nine

Driving at 111 metres a second (249 mph) on the PlayStation 3 games Gran Turismo 5 or Gran Turismo 6 will win you a trophy.

Fact Ten

If you divide the circumference of Earth at the equator into 360 (which represent 360 degrees of longitude), the length of each of these degrees is 111 kilometres.

Facts added 11th September 2011