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11/11/11 is a pretty cool date to write out, and plenty of people are taking advantage of the unique day to create holidays or throw parties. Reality star Kim Zolciak is getting married on the festive date, and fans of the movie Spinal Tap have launched an online movement to make Friday "Nigel Tufnel Day" (after all, he did want to turn it up to eleven). However, lovers of corduroy fabric have also staked their claim on the date, dubbing Friday "Corduroy Appreciation Day." And the date wasn't chosen for numerology-related reasons--it's because the ones next to each other look like corduroy stripes.
Various cities are holding corduroy-related events this Friday, including a ball in Chicago and a coffee meetup in Frederick, Maryland. But the oddest one by far is in New York, where the Corduroy Appreciation Society is throwing an event that they have been planning for the last six years. The event will feature prizes for Exemplary Uses of Corduroy, and all attendees must be sporting at least three items made of the blessed fabric. Organizers are also hoping to find a Corduroy Messiah, a child who turns eleven years old on 11/11/11 and whose parents will allow him or her to be worshipped by strangers. And the party ends--of course--at 11:11 PM.
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