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Turn It Up: 11/11/11 Is Here And Folks Are Overly Excited

At the Hokkien Association building in Klang, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, today, more than 300 brides and grooms got married in a mass ceremony to take advantage of the date. i i

hide captionAt the Hokkien Association building in Klang, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, today, more than 300 brides and grooms got married in a mass ceremony to take advantage of the date.

Lai Seng Sin/AP
At the Hokkien Association building in Klang, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, today, more than 300 brides and grooms got married in a mass ceremony to take advantage of the date.

At the Hokkien Association building in Klang, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, today, more than 300 brides and grooms got married in a mass ceremony to take advantage of the date.

Lai Seng Sin/AP

There's so much that can be said about this day's date.

The arrival of Nov. 11, 2011, or 11/11/11, brings with it:

— "Nigel Tufnel Day." Spinal Tap fans know: 11 is "one louder."

— All Songs Considered's 11 songs you can turn up to 11.

— "National Metal Day," because it's "the heaviest day of the century."

— Word that Asians who think the day's lucky are getting married.

— Preparations in Sin City (Las Vegas) for "an onslaught of weddings."

— A celebration of corduroy, because the date resembles that ribbed fabric.

Closing of the largest Giza pyramid, to prevent any ceremonies there.

— Stories about what it means. Hint: not much, but speculation's fun.

— Ridiculous attempts by bloggers to shape posts to fit the numbers.

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