# Count On

## Numberland

**ELEVEN PLUS**

I sat my eleven plus

in the eleventh hour

then I had my elevenses.

For months I was

verbal and non verbal

dreaming of parallel lines

and black spots.

When the result came

I was apprehensive.

I needn't have worried.

I'm off to the comprehensive.

Jackie Kay

Its digits reversed read the same

For numbers like this we've a name

Just like seventy-seven

Number ELEVEN's

A palindrome, simple and plain

A Stanton

A rocket must travel at over **11** km per second to escape the Earth's gravity.

The deepest point of the ocean floor is **11** km at the bottom of the Mariana Trench.

The average adult male heart weighs **11** ounces.

The Maldives has the highest divorce rate at **11** per 1000 of population per year.

**11**% of Japan is devoted to rice farming - enough to fulfill its own needs.

A rugby ball is **11** inches long.

Elevenses is a morning snack eaten at about **11** am.

The largest cat is the Siberian tiger at **11** feet long.

Football, cricket and hockey teams all have **11** players.

**11** is a prime number.

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