Did anyone else find this intriguing/fascinating about this year 2011 and the year of your birth?

by StoneWall 23 Replies latest jw friends

  • StoneWall

    By now you've probably seen the following dates tossed around that will happen in this year:





    But something I wasn't aware of and my brother-in-law showed me about the year 2011:

    Take the last 2 digits of the year of your birth and add it to how old you are/will be in this year(2011) and it should always equal 111.

    To illustrate, I was born in 1967 and will be 44 this year. So the equation would look like this 67+44 =111.

    The only exceptions I've found are those born in the year 2000 and later and theirs should work out to be 11 instead of 111.

    Try it with your family/friends birthdates and see what you come up with.

    I tried it out with mine.

    My son born in 1989. He will be 22 in 2011. So his is 89+22=111

    And yeah I know this isn't earth shattering news or anything of the sort, and it boils down to simplicity, but sometimes the simple things in life can be so much fun when you got grown ups crowded around a table trying to find an exception to this. hehee

    Anyways I hope everyone is doing great so far in this year of 2011 and that it gets even better for all.


  • mrsjones5

    Yep, you're right. I did it with all of my family members, my husband, oldest son, daughter, and myself (all born before 2000) came out to be 111 and my two boys born 2000 and 2003 came out to be 11.

  • Iamallcool
  • VM44

    This is very interesting.

    A slight change will also make the calculation come out to 111 for people born after the year 1999.

    Instead of taking the last two digits of the year the person was born, do this...subtract 1900 from the year the person was born and use the result in the calculation.

    Example: For a person born in 1989:


    Year 2011 age: 2011-1989=22

    89+22 = 111

    Example: For a person born in 2003:


    Year 2011 age: 2011-2003=8


    Algebraic reason for this interesting observation:

    Let x be the person's 4 digit year of birth, then

    (x-1900) + (2011-x) = 2011-1900 +(x-x) = 111.

  • factfinder

    Stonewall- yes-it works! Interesting...

  • tec

    If Bohm were here, he could probably give us the simple explanation of how/why this works.

  • tec

    Never mind, I figured it out :)

    The year of your birth plus your age will always equal the year we are in.

  • Curtains

    tec, this is what I was thinking and strangely enough I too was waiting for bohm to tell us. I didn't want to look stupid in case I'd missed something

    eidt: stonewall is this an internet joke or something

  • tec


    But perhaps he will feel good that we were thinking of him anyway :)


  • Broken Promises
    Broken Promises

    Never mind, I figured it out :)

    The year of your birth plus your age will always equal the year we are in.


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