: There’s a meme spreading like
wildfire a meme that notes that Spain’s 3/11 came 911 days after America’s 9/11. But Jill does her homework:
Symbolism and patterns combined really get to me. I’d already noted that March 11 was exactly 2 1/2 years after September 11, but when the front page of the paper this morning said it was also exactly 911 days after 911, I almost decided to stay put in quiet Bergen (preferably with my head under my doona) for the rest of my life.
Luckily I’m a web-surfing fact-checking blogger at heart and it didn’t take long before I realised that most papers aren’t reporting this. Some that Google say report it no longer do by the time you follow the link. I guess they quietly deleted their errors. We had a leap year. So it was 912 days. I even double checked that with a calculator.
Insanely enough this makes me feel a lot safer.
: UPDATE from the comments: Olivier counted and there are 911 days between the events; it didn’t occur 911 days after 9/11.
Still sounds like the work of a sick, albeit incompetent mind.