11:11 11/11. This Veteran's Day Memorial can only be fully seen at 11:11 on 11/11 once every year... Ugh typical Americans it's 11/11 not "11/11". Geez... need I say sarcasm?
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#44 - allamericandude (11/13/2013) [-]
Ugh typical Americans it's 11/11 not "11/11". Geez...



need I say sarcasm?
User avatar #77 to #44 - mitchr (11/13/2013) [-]
40 thumbs in an hour.

That's an accomplishment there, woah. Nice.
#86 to #44 - adberrios (11/13/2013) [-]
When we talk about what day it is, we don't say "It's the 11th of November". We say "It's November 11th". That's why I prefer the American way of writing dates; it makes sense in English. If you're speaking a Romance language, like Spanish, you say "Hoy es el 11 de noviembre". The day comes first, then the month. There's no better way of writing dates. You use whichever form fits the syntax of the language that you're writing in.
User avatar #225 to #86 - nimba (11/13/2013) [-]
Could just be a symptom of reading it aloud in that order though...
User avatar #149 to #86 - spidermanapproves **User deleted account** (11/13/2013) [-]
11 is once (oon-Say) ive been taking spanish uno i know what the joder im doing y had to say 1-100 in front of la clase.
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#195 to #44 - John Cena (11/13/2013) [-]
you euros should feel stupid who the hell makes this much of an issue over how MURICA dates things. also im pretty sure we were on time with our dates when we saved your asses in WWII you panzy ass nancy.
User avatar #246 to #195 - masterjogi ONLINE (11/13/2013) [-]
how did you save us? i'm german
#204 to #195 - thediablo (11/13/2013) [-]
Chill out dude it's just a joke
#217 to #44 - worried (11/13/2013) [-]
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oh yea? come back to me when you win a world series
User avatar #54 to #44 - zomaru (11/13/2013) [-]
The american way makes much more sense for archive purposes though. You would look for month first, then day.
User avatar #113 to #54 - deathchain ONLINE (11/13/2013) [-]
Only to an extent. It makes even more sense to use YYYY/MM/DD, to gradually narrow the date down as you roll through papers or files. Which is why I use it.
User avatar #117 to #113 - zomaru (11/13/2013) [-]
Year is assumed when paperwork is organised properly.
User avatar #142 to #117 - deathchain ONLINE (11/13/2013) [-]
I'd rather know for certain than be left assuming. Granted, the year would still be on the paper in both formats, so which end of the date it appears on doesn't really matter. If you're rolling through the months in the drawer for 1995, then you'd want months to come first. But if you're rolling through the drawer for 1990 - 1999, you'd want years instead.
User avatar #70 to #54 - thebestpieever (11/13/2013) [-]
No it doesn't. Here's how the world should be:
Everything metric, except for long distances where miles make more sense. Dates go day, month, year. And everyone uses fahrenheit.
That's the way it should be.
User avatar #123 to #70 - quadrilateral (11/13/2013) [-]
Yknow, when you make a claim like that, you really need to back it up.
User avatar #131 to #123 - thebestpieever (11/13/2013) [-]
Nah. Metric just makes sense. Everything is tens. Day, Month Years is also just logical. Miles are better for big distances and they're not that hard of a calculation if you use metric (1.68) and farenheit is more useful in real life. In Celsius the difference between hypotermia, normal and dying of a fever is of about 7 grades from one extreme to the other. Farenheit is just more useful in day to day.
User avatar #137 to #131 - quadrilateral (11/13/2013) [-]
There are arguments for most of those points.
Not really one for the distance, though. I can see no real setup for the imperial system of measurement.
But time, well, look at the big, important things. The month first, because that'll tell you what kind of weather, what crops can be planted, and all that things. Then the day, to further enhance this data. Year is more or less useless in most day to day events.
xmeters are in a base unit of 10, so that's pretty simple. Much more so than miles.
Celsius is much more useful in things like cooking or science. 0 is freezing point of water, and 100 is boiling.
User avatar #263 to #137 - huszti (11/14/2013) [-]
you know it's totally unimportant which you ******* say first when it comes to date? i mean really, in any day conversation, you know when somebody says "it's the 2nd of..." you already know which month it is? and as soon as he says the rest you know it anyways. its just a matter of seconds.
Celsius is also good enough for every day things. and when you're used to it, it's easy enough. also, for fever things; there's a nice little invention. it's called !! ******* decimal point !!
User avatar #184 to #70 - jacklane (11/13/2013) [-]
wow. Use logic, and then everyone goes berserk. Sorry man.
User avatar #226 to #70 - nimba (11/13/2013) [-]
uh... no
User avatar #55 to #54 - allamericandude (11/13/2013) [-]
Check my username.
User avatar #56 to #55 - zomaru (11/13/2013) [-]
Just saying...
#61 to #44 - epicmania (11/13/2013) [-]
30 days , 12 months and "day" is smaller than "month" really?
30 days , 12 months and "day" is smaller than "month" really?
#97 to #61 - nekoakuma (11/13/2013) [-]
days are a smaller unit than months
User avatar #189 to #61 - chapter (11/13/2013) [-]
that'll be 99 cents and one dollar please.
User avatar #205 to #61 - willisteal (11/13/2013) [-]
so by your logic, this is better (12(m), 30(d) 1(y)
which is middle, biggest/ smallest
rather than 30,12,1 which is arranged according to size
**** you
User avatar #232 to #205 - blbrian (11/13/2013) [-]
or, you know, you could use the same measurements
1 day, 30 days, 365 days
#231 to #61 - missions (11/13/2013) [-]
1 year
#114 to #44 - John Cena (11/13/2013) [-]
get rekt f4gget

#america #420blazeit
User avatar #234 to #114 - fuckingdumbass (11/13/2013) [-]
it's 2013 cockgobbler
#48 to #44 - swagloon (11/13/2013) [-]
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#50 to #44 - theluppijackal (11/13/2013) [-]
It's 11/11, not 11/11, you filthy european degenerate.
It's 11/11, not 11/11, you filthy european degenerate.
User avatar #9 - gearsct (11/12/2013) [-]
What if it's cloudy?
User avatar #134 to #9 - richardw (11/13/2013) [-]
YOU CAN BLOCK OUT THE SUN BUT LIBERTY WILL SHINE THROUGH YOU COMMIE!
'MURICA
#216 to #9 - worried (11/13/2013) [-]
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you cant blot out freedom
#71 to #9 - jefferyboomhauer (11/13/2013) [-]
Who the **** do you think we are?

England?
User avatar #19 to #9 - KeyboardCat (11/12/2013) [-]
This is in Anthem Arizona (my hometown) in the middle of a desert. I can confirm that it is never cloudy here.
User avatar #121 to #19 - quadrilateral (11/13/2013) [-]
Arizona! **** yeah!
User avatar #267 to #121 - KeyboardCat (11/16/2013) [-]
**** yeah! I hate it here.
User avatar #38 to #9 - messerauditore (11/13/2013) [-]
Freedom shines brighter than the sun here.
User avatar #16 to #9 - songemot (11/12/2013) [-]
This is in America, not England.
#13 to #9 - silvertongueddevil (11/12/2013) [-]
America is never cloudy and if it is cloudy we shoot them out of the sky.   
   
Do you even 'Murica?
America is never cloudy and if it is cloudy we shoot them out of the sky.

Do you even 'Murica?
User avatar #26 to #13 - aahrg (11/12/2013) [-]
i can confirm this. when it is cloudy near the canada-USA border, AA turrets rise from the customs booth and the duty-free that deal with them on the american side.
#10 to #9 - John Cena (11/12/2013) [-]
>implying it is ever cloudy in AMERICA
>implying it is ever cloudy in AMERICA
User avatar #89 to #10 - unncommon (11/13/2013) [-]
It's always sunny in Philadelphia.
User avatar #40 to #10 - bleachfool (11/13/2013) [-]
come to san francisco or seattle then
User avatar #118 to #40 - quadrilateral (11/13/2013) [-]
Those aren't America.
The only true America is Texas.
User avatar #84 to #10 - nonowgetout (11/13/2013) [-]
Now If you're in Europe that's a different story.
#20 to #10 - John Cena (11/12/2013) [-]
whats with the capital spelling of the **** country?
so proud of it being so in dept and in economic chaos that you had to capitalize the word?
User avatar #32 to #20 - moda (11/13/2013) [-]
hey ************ what's it like without freedom
#59 to #20 - IceCreamGuy (11/13/2013) [-]
>>>>>>>>>>Implying lack of freedom
>>>>>>>>>>Implying lack of freedom
User avatar #29 to #20 - adambombgoesboom (11/12/2013) [-]
*debt*
User avatar #155 to #10 - iridium (11/13/2013) [-]
I live just outside of San Francisco. I swear that every time I enter the city limits, there's fog and clouds hovering over the city like some sort of gate in the sky.
User avatar #99 to #10 - iamaniceperson (11/13/2013) [-]
Is it this hot to be freedomed? I like clouds, they're cold and comfy...
#15 - xjoey (11/12/2013) [-]
Except there the time from 11:11 11/11 to the next 11:11 11/11 is not astronomically the same to those that follow/precede it.
User avatar #4 - wcpapier ONLINE (11/12/2013) [-]
some say there is treasure hidden under that mark, and that the map is located on a piece of paper from ancient america
#11 to #4 - daleoo (11/12/2013) [-]
Treasue, you say?
#98 - mustbethatguy (11/13/2013) [-]
That awkward day when it's overcast....
User avatar #130 to #98 - quadrilateral (11/13/2013) [-]
It's in Anthem, Arizona. A desert state.
We don't exactly have overcast days, and when we do, they last for a few minutes.
User avatar #194 to #130 - minnten (11/13/2013) [-]
all it takes is one minute apparently
#207 - baitdoesnttalkback (11/13/2013) [-]
national treasure 3 here we come
#229 - cumwhore (11/13/2013) [-]
11/11/11 was my 18th birthday.  I bought a lotto ticket.  I didn't win anything.  Checked the receipt. 11:10:50.  21 seconds...
11/11/11 was my 18th birthday. I bought a lotto ticket. I didn't win anything. Checked the receipt. 11:10:50. 21 seconds...
#164 - scantoz (11/13/2013) [-]
So this is where my tax money is going... Im okay with this..
So this is where my tax money is going... Im okay with this..
#14 - mjoy (11/12/2013) [-]
So you're saying it can only be seen for one minute a year and there's NOBODY there looking at it except for the photographer?
User avatar #23 to #14 - retentions (11/12/2013) [-]
photo editing software can edit out tourists. how do you think they get stock photos of monuments that always have people visiting them in the middle of the day.
#36 - fyaq (11/13/2013) [-]
No you dumb ******* reposting twat.

This was posted on reddit on veterans day saying that same dumb **** , its visible in a 3 month range because of the position of the sun going from fall to winter.

The guy on reddit was wrong, you were more wrong, hope you die.
User avatar #37 to #36 - oliveirajo (11/13/2013) [-]
Without the fact this has been posted Monday..
#41 to #36 - John Cena (11/13/2013) [-]
Honestly, shut up. You're being way to harsh on the guy.
#94 to #36 - John Cena (11/13/2013) [-]
Technically, he isn't wrong. It can still only be seen at 11:11 on 11/11 once a year. Since the sun is only out at one of the two times that 11:11 occurs on the 12 hour clock.
"This Veteran's Day Memorial can only be fully seen at 11:11 on 11/11 once every year."
Just because it's implied that he means it only happens once a year at this time, doesn't mean that is how a sentence is meant to be taken. There are obviously commas missing in this sentence. It all depends on where you put them.
This Veteran's Day Memorial can only be fully seen, at 11:11 on 11/11, once every year.
This would mean it only happens once a year, and it is giving you a specific time.
This Veteran's Day Memorial can only be fully seen, at 11:11, on 11/11, once every year.
This could easily be taken as you can only see it fully, at that exact time, one time a year, since it won't happen at that exact time at any other point in the year.
User avatar #7 - koalasaurus (11/12/2013) [-]
anyone?
#138 to #7 - John Cena (11/13/2013) [-]
Take that stupid **** out of here!
#102 to #7 - sinisterlion (11/13/2013) [-]
Everyone.
#8 to #7 - koalasaurus (11/12/2013) [-]
forgot to add image
#80 - fearthenutbucks (11/13/2013) [-]
That would relly suck if it was a cloudy day
User avatar #128 to #80 - quadrilateral (11/13/2013) [-]
It's in Arizona. There aren't cloudy days. And if there are, the clouds last for a few minutes before the Sun ***** their **** up.
User avatar #107 - cactuspantsftw (11/13/2013) [-]
its moments like these that make me proud to be an american
User avatar #39 - TheFixer (11/13/2013) [-]
national treasure 3
#222 - phax (11/13/2013) [-]
Can you please thumb me down, how many red thumbs can I get
#167 - nighthawxx (11/13/2013) [-]
its pretty amazing, but how did they put the seal on the ground?
its pretty amazing, but how did they put the seal on the ground?
User avatar #181 to #167 - makedonski (11/13/2013) [-]
The light shines through the posts
#186 to #181 - joens (11/13/2013) [-]
Unless that's not what he meant and/or we're wrong: The seal isn't made of the light shining through 5 layers of lenses w/ graphics in the holes of the posts. Instead it is embedded on the ground (the holes are empty) and the light is aligned for a short period each day. I don't know how they put the seal on the ground but that seems pretty basic stuff.
Unless that's not what he meant and/or we're wrong: The seal isn't made of the light shining through 5 layers of lenses w/ graphics in the holes of the posts. Instead it is embedded on the ground (the holes are empty) and the light is aligned for a short period each day. I don't know how they put the seal on the ground but that seems pretty basic stuff.
#188 to #186 - joens (11/13/2013) [-]
PS. The light aligns only once a year.
User avatar #187 to #186 - makedonski (11/13/2013) [-]
Step one: Build the seal
Step two: Put it on the ground

User avatar #235 to #186 - meuk (11/13/2013) [-]
cool, album cover of Tame Impala
#76 - eminemisthebest (11/13/2013) [-]
That's my birthday
User avatar #82 to #76 - champaigne ONLINE (11/13/2013) [-]
Go back to africa
User avatar #252 - mynameisnotjay (11/13/2013) [-]
Like the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne
#192 - scratchinmagician (11/13/2013) [-]
**scratchinmagician rolled a random image posted in comment #6468067 at Safe For Work Random Board ** MURICA IN A NUTSHELL.
User avatar #85 - mangostormlegend (11/13/2013) [-]
We have something similar to this in the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. There's this one room with an unmarked soldier's gravestone in it (WWI style), and a window in the corner. At exactly 11:11 11/11, and only then, a beam of light shines onto the gravestone. It's meant to commemorate the unknown and forgotten soldiers who died in times of war.
#152 to #85 - John Cena (11/13/2013) [-]
Except that it doesn't work.
User avatar #161 to #152 - mangostormlegend (11/13/2013) [-]
It was...made...a long time ago...? *awkward smile*
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