From: John M
Subject: The Circle Of Life
Subject: Cat Baths
I don't know who came up with the quotes but they are perfect!
I thought you loved me!
You just wait, i'll get even with you for this!
You said the water was warm!
I don't like you anymore!
I'll sit here until you get the towel, now go!
You're squeezing too tight, look at my eyes, they say TILT!
No, I am NOT your good kitty!
Whats wrong with you people? This is cruel, and wet!
Why can't I get any traction?
I wish I could get on my knees to pray!
No, no, no, no! Dammit I said NO!
Subject: Latest Fashions in Yorkshire
From: John M
Subject: FW: Spooky
The info below proves this to be part of an even bigger hoax and none of
the flight numbers was the one ion the hoax.
Subject: FW: number11
Amazing! Do exercise at end
This is SO weird!!!!
THIS IS REALLY FREAKY!
1) New York City has 11 letters
2) Afghanistan has 11 letters.
3) Ramsin Yuseb (The terrorist who threatened to destroy the Twin Towers in 1993) has 11 letters.
4) George W Bush has 11 letters.
This could be a mere coincidence, but this gets more interesting:
1) New York is the 11th state.
2) The first plane crashing against the Twin Towers was flight number 11.
3) Flight 11 was carrying 92 passengers. 9 + 2 = 11
4) Flight 77 which also hit Twin Towers, was carrying 65 passengers.
6+5=11 5) The tragedy was on September 11, or 9/11 as it is now known. 9+1+1=11
6) The date is equal to the US emergency services telephone number 911.
Read on and make up your own mind:
1) The total number of victims inside all the hi-jacked planes was 254.
2) September 11 is day number 254 of the calendar year. Again 2+5+4=11.
3) The Madrid bombing took place on 3/11/2004. 3+1+1+2+4 =11.
4) The tragedy of Madrid happened 911 days after the Twin Towers incident.
Now this is where things get totally eerie:
The most recognised symbol for the US, after the Stars & Stripes, is the
Eagle. The following verse is taken from the Quran, the Islamic holy book:
''For it is written that a son of Arabia would awaken a fearsome eagle.
The wrath of the Eagle would be felt throughout the lands of Allahand
lo, while some of the people trembled in despair still more rejoiced:
for the wrath of the Eagle cleansed the lands of Allah and there was peace."
That verse is number 9.11 of the Quran.
Still unconvinced about all of this..?!
Try this and see how you feel afterwards, it made my hair stand on end:
Open Microsoft Word and do the following:
1. Type in capitals Q33 NY. This is the flight number of the first plane to hit one of the Twin Towers.
2. Highlight the Q33 NY.
3. Change the font size to 48.
4. Change the actual font to WINGDINGS
What do you think now..?!
This absurd email forward combines three earlier hoaxes that have been
circulating in one form or another for several years.
The message first draws attention to the high number of "elevens" that
can be derived from names or elements pertaining to the September 2001
attacks on the United States. It then discusses a verse supposedly taken
from the Quran that seems to predict The US involvement in Iraq.
Finally, it claims that the flight number of one of the 9/11 planes
shows a pictorial representation of the attack on the Twin Towers when
converted to the "Wingdings" font in Microsoft Word. As discussed below,
all three of these claims are unfounded.
The continued recurrence of the number eleven in relation to 9/11 may
seem to have some weird relevance at first glance. However, it is easy
to manipulate the details of an event so that an apparent numerical
pattern emerges. There are many other 9/11 elements that have no
relation to the number 11. For example, "World Trade Center", "Twin
Towers", "Osama Bin Laden", "American Airlines," "United Airlines" and a
great many other 9/11 related items do not add up to the number eleven.
In fact, hundreds of items could be legitimately included on such a
list, the majority of which have no "eleven" connection. In other words,
the person who created this "elevens" list carefully chose only those 9/11
related items that fit the pattern and discarded all others.
Furthermore, the hoaxster is apparently quite willing to bend the truth
to fit the story. Flight 77 was carrying 64 people not 65 as claimed in
the email. The message also claims that Flight 77 hit the Twin Towers.
However, Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon, not the World Trade Center.
In addition, the email states that the "total number of victims inside
all the hi-jacked planes was 254". However, this is untrue. Various
reliable sources concur that the total number of people on the hijacked
planes was 265 (see Data Table below). If you subtract the 19 hijackers, the
total number of victims on the planes (passengers and crew) was 246 not 254.
Neither 265 nor 246 add up to eleven.
Thus, claims of some supernatural association between the terrorist
attacks and the number 11 are blatantly contrived and highly misleading.
The second part of the message claims that Chapter 9 Verse 11 (9.11) of
the Islamic holy book the Quran contains a startling prophecy presumably
related to the US invasion of Iraq. However, research indicates that the
quoted verse does not appear in the Quran at all. Chapter 9 Verse 11 of
the Quran is concerned with repentance and charity. Abdullah Yusuf Ali's
translation Of The Holy Qur'an, records Verse 11 as:
But (even so), if they repent, establish regular prayers, and
practise regular charity,- they are your brethren in Faith: (thus) do We
explain the Signs in detail, for those who understand.
Other translations may differ slightly in wording but carry essentially
the same message. None make mention of the "wrath of the Eagle" or any
other elements contained in the "verse" quoted in the message.
The Quran "verse" has also circulated as a separate message with the
This is something to think about! Since America is typically
represented by an eagle. Saddam should have read up on his Muslim
The final part of this hoax email claims that changing "Q33 NY" to the
Wingdings symbol font in Microsoft Word will reveal a hidden message
directly related to the 9/11 attack on the twin towers.
Certainly, this combination of symbols is likely to make even the most
cynical readers do a double take when they first observe it. However, a
minimal amount of research reveals that the Wingdings claim is based on
an outrageous lie and therefore has no validity what so ever. None of
the planes involved in the 9/11 attacks had the flight number "Q33 NY".
The flight numbers of the planes that crashed into the Twin Towers were
in fact "11" and "175". Clearly, someone has simply made up this
supposed flight number in an attempt to make the spurious claim seem
valid. In an absurd twist, the current version of the hoax actually
contradicts itself. One part of the message states, "The first plane
crashing against the Twin Towers was flight number 11." Later in the
same message it states "Type in capitals Q33 NY. This is the flight
number of the first plane to hit one of the Twin Towers."
Some have claimed that "Q33 NY" was actually the tail or registration
number of one of the planes. However, this is also untrue. The actual
tail number of Flight 11 was "N334AA". Nor did any of the other hijacked
aircraft have the registration number "Q33 NY" (see Data Table below).
Searches of the Federal Aviation Administration website afforded no
results for "Q33 NY". In fact, most civil aircraft registrations in the
United States start with the letter "N" and nationality and registration
markings are commonly referred to as "N-Numbers".
Flight and tail numbers aside, the Star of David in the Wingdings "message"
has little relevance to 9/11 since the attacks were not perpetrated by
or directed at those of Jewish faith. This hoax actually builds on a
foolish conspiracy theory involving Wingdings that goes back as far as
1992. Typing "NYC" ("New York City") in Wingdings reveals a skull and
crossbones symbol, the Star of David, and a thumbs up symbol. This has
been interpreted by some conspiracy-theorists as a deliberate
anti-Semitic message. Microsoft has denied that this arrangement of
symbols is anything more than an unfortunate coincidence.
In short, this email message is a load of baloney and it should not be
forwarded. Hoaxes that perpetrate falsehoods about real terrorist
attacks are especially heinous. One wonders at the mentality, and
motives, of the imbeciles who create hoaxes of this nature. This hoax
message dishonours the memory of those who lost their lives in the 9/11
attacks. Please do not forward it.