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911 is used as an emergency number because of 1 and 9 being on opposite diagonals on the number pad so as to make dialing as deliberate as possible. amirite?

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Phones weren't always push button you know

I've pocket dialed 911 twice.

Nickyikkys avatar Nickyikky Yeah You Are +6Reply

we know.

Surfacess avatar Surfaces Yeah You Are +6Reply

And then 110 and 112 come in for different emergency services in germany

112 in Germany has been chosen to keep the distances on the rotary dial short. 110 because they are the extreme finger holes on the dial and can easily be found in the dark.

Boknows12s avatar Boknows12 Yeah You Are +4Reply

112 for europe? At least where i live

Milkzeys avatar Milkzey Yeah You Are +4Reply

UK pops in with 999

@Alixkast UK pops in with 999

Australia pops in with 000

browndog888s avatar browndog888 Yeah You Are +5Reply
@Alixkast UK pops in with 999

Heard it got changed to 0118 999 881 999 119 725 3

Trashy21s avatar Trashy21 Yeah You Are +3Reply
@Trashy21 Heard it got changed to 0118 999 881 999 119 725 3

Well that's easy to remember! 0118 999 881 999 119 725… 3! I think I might just shoot them an email though

Framie1s avatar Framie1 Yeah You Are +7Reply
@Trashy21 Heard it got changed to 0118 999 881 999 119 725 3

To make sure once and for all that it's deliberate

Milkzeys avatar Milkzey Yeah You Are +1Reply

Anyone else wonder why the terrorists chose 9/11 to do their thing?

Mihneacuzinos avatar Mihneacuzino Yeah You Are +3Reply
@Mihneacuzino Anyone else wonder why the terrorists chose 9/11 to do their thing?

Because NORAD conducted anti-terrorism drill on that day.

Impolsions avatar Impolsion Yeah You Are +6Reply

In india you have different numbers for every emergency

Rapidly presses power button on iPhone Who needs numbers?

We use 10111 to make sure you didn't dial it by mistake....on a rotary phone. Pulse dialing FTW.

Jason_Grace13s avatar Jason_Grace13 Yeah You Are +3Reply
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