That’s Why People Wish On These 7 Things

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

Why do people make a wish at 11:11? If you happen to glance at a digital watch or clock and it’s exactly 11:11, make a wish before the time changes! Your wish will come true only if you catch this time by chance. The origin of this superstition isn’t quite clear. It might be connected with this number sequence’s symmetry that, according to New Age philosophers, has mystical powers!

Even those who don’t consider themselves particularly superstitious can give in to the temptation to wish upon a shooting star or birthday candles. But do you know why people started wishing on these things in the first place?

Shooting stars 0:43
Birthday candles 1:28
White horses 2:10
Ladybugs 2:55
Eyelashes 3:44
“11:11” 4:26
Wishbones 4:59
Rainbows 5:48
Straw wrappers 6:07
Feathers 6:30
The moon 7:13
Acorns 7:31
Stones 7:55
Nuts 8:23
Dandelions 8:49
Yawning 9:11
Falling leaves 9:32
Snowflakes 9:54
Saying the same thing at the same time 10:15
Earrings 10:37
Sneezing 10:51

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– The tradition of making a wish on a shooting star started with Greco-Egyptian astronomer and writer Ptolemy. He believed that when a star was falling from the sky, the gods were looking at the people and listening to their wishes.
– The Ancient Greeks were the first to decorate cakes with candles. Afterward, they brought these cakes to the temple of Artemis, the goddess of the moon and the hunt. The Greeks believed that the smoke rising from the candles transported people’s wishes up to the gods.
– People started to believe in the power of white horses mostly in the middle of the 19th century. But at that time, you had to either cross paths with a white horse or make a wish only after you see 100 white horses.
– When a ladybug lands on any part of your body, you can make a wish and then wait. If the bug flies away, your wish will come true. But if it stays on you, well, better luck next time!
– Making a wish on eyelashes became popular in the middle of the 19th century. You can find the first mention of this superstition in the folklore of that time.
– The history behind wishbones dates back to an ancient Italian civilization called the Etruscans. They believed that birds had prophetic powers, so they would use dried wishbones to predict the future!
– When you see a rainbow, close your eyes and make a wish. After that, count to 10 with your eyes still closed. If the rainbow is still visible when you open your eyes, your wish will be granted!
– Every time you find a bird feather lying on the ground outside, you have a chance to fulfill your wish. So, that means feathers from jackets or pillows do not count!
– If an acorn ever falls on your head as you’re walking in the woods or something, don’t consider it your unlucky day! Pick it up, hold it tight in your hand, and make a wish.
– If you open a nut and find two in a shell that’s supposed to contain only one, share the second nut with someone else. In this case, you can both make a wish.
– It’s a well-known fact that yawns are super contagious. So if you manage to keep yourself from yawning when you see someone else yawn, you can make a wish. However, this wish will come true only if you do
– If you see a leaf falling from a tree, make a wish really quickly – you have to do it before the leaf touches the ground!
– If you and someone else say the same exact thing simultaneously, both of you should link your right-hand pinkies and silently make your wishes.

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BRIGHT SIDE January 20, 2019 - 4:01 PM

What wish did you make when you saw a shooting star last time? Did it come true? Share it with us!

Hillary Marek September 14, 2020 - 12:36 PM

So why are we not supposed to tell anyone what we wished for? Where did that stipulation come from?

Rose Monaghan September 26, 2020 - 9:51 AM

My wish is to have unlimited wishes. After all that is a wish.

Xx_gamer_xx September 30, 2020 - 12:27 AM

Does telling someone your wish stop it from coming true?

L A October 13, 2020 - 9:44 PM

Me pulling my eyelashes off to make my wish come true 😂

LilJay November 14, 2020 - 12:10 PM

I tried Wishbone cause I wanted All Marvel Action Figures, I got the one and top part, I wished for all Marvel Action Figures and it worked

NOBODY ROBLOX November 15, 2020 - 9:00 PM

My wish never come true I'm always sad I only wish every

sᴛʀᴀᴡᴠᴇʀʀʏᴍɪʟᴋᴛᴀᴇ November 19, 2020 - 11:42 AM

It's 11:11

Zoey Luca November 23, 2020 - 11:26 AM

I thought a shooting star was really a meteor

Charu November 25, 2020 - 11:48 PM

I always see 11.11pm on my phone and i thought it was a sign now its 11.17pm so i forgot to wish now

Speed Army December 4, 2020 - 8:31 PM

My wish is to being so rich and the all people sub to bright side:)

Issack mani or Manytil .l December 7, 2020 - 7:26 AM


Jade Animation December 10, 2020 - 8:17 AM

What if you fallen your eye lashes in accident?

Dadiy Ba Ba December 29, 2020 - 8:20 PM

Thank you

Karla Jacobo January 1, 2021 - 1:31 AM

The 11:00 wish works for me

임석재 January 19, 2021 - 5:16 AM

What if it was your birthday, but you never got a cake even though your sister did and you don’t like cake?

Vishal Swaminathan February 9, 2021 - 7:37 AM

I wish I never felt pain.

February 11, 2021 - 11:45 AM

What about 4 leaves cloves

Gin Kaerlighed Dominique Parrilla The Heppy Cat February 13, 2021 - 7:49 AM

Me watching this without wishing on my birthdays:

Rupanjan Pal February 17, 2021 - 10:39 AM

Does the wish gets cancelled if we see two white horses and make the same wish??

Randy Richardson February 19, 2021 - 12:14 AM

Did you look at a clock and it was 11:11 you made a wish and when you finished and it was 11:12 before

Randy Richardson February 19, 2021 - 12:15 AM

The time is 13:15

Sidney Richardson February 19, 2021 - 11:25 AM

The watch said 10:11😂

Miguel Terrado February 23, 2021 - 9:18 AM

I guess the only reason why my wishes aren't coming true is because they are impossible. I wished to become the avatar hahahahaha or restart time in a different way to make my fantasy into reality hahahahaha anyways thanks a lot for the video

lorliet February 27, 2021 - 2:46 PM

the ladybug one is just-😭😭 because i remember when i was young there was ladybug in my hand and i killed it because i got so panicked 😭😭🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

I am good I swear i am not a hallow March 26, 2021 - 10:08 PM

I just want a nintendo switch

Team fishy Tacky wacky March 30, 2021 - 8:54 AM

Bro I bet I can fall asleep to all of his videos his voice is so calm

Michelle Maistry April 26, 2021 - 1:32 AM

Am born on 11-11 (yip, same as Leonardo DiCaprio).
I often kept seeing the numbers 11-11 whole of 2019 and part of 2020. Was told that I'm an empath and an INFJ and the universe is trying to speak to me ???
Now bright side says I should make a wish on those numbers lol

SLEET GLIDES May 12, 2021 - 10:04 PM

Sadly the watch is showing 10: 11 😢

Awesome Justin May 13, 2021 - 1:38 PM

I tried to wish at 11:11 a thousand times

DhritiXbee May 13, 2021 - 1:43 PM
I am NoBody May 22, 2021 - 11:43 AM

If I well wish for some powers well it become true 😅

SONICATHE HEDGEHOG June 4, 2021 - 10:42 AM

Me went to be s girl

Saksham Singh June 4, 2021 - 11:54 AM


Saksham Singh June 4, 2021 - 11:59 AM

11:11 Am Or Pm

Saleh Khana KPK Peshawar Prince Tariq TV June 8, 2021 - 5:17 AM

I said star whishing star

eLiSaBeTh MuTeBeRwA June 10, 2021 - 9:48 PM


Just a normal person June 17, 2021 - 10:19 AM

i always see 1111 everyday when i finish school.

Cosmos Channel The Object Thingy // CCTOT June 28, 2021 - 5:12 AM

I'll make a wish at 11:11

Creations July 5, 2021 - 9:47 PM

I wish to get my friends WhatsApp number he has changed his WhatsApp number.and I want to make my friend talk to me who ignored me

ChrisJr July 23, 2021 - 8:58 AM

Also the wishing well too.
Can wishes actually come true?

TAEDREAMS August 13, 2021 - 4:50 AM

Can I ask something about acorns if u can't go to your crush like he is so famous type and u can't go so what to do?

Nicholas Toyas August 13, 2021 - 7:00 AM

can you actually do magic after making a wish from a shooting star

Asnawie Masaranga September 14, 2021 - 5:22 PM

Can you please 🥺🥺🥺 tell
Me where the shooting stars
I never seen shooting star ⭐ 🌠🌠

ajay pawar September 22, 2021 - 11:31 AM

my love with all things

Jagmal Singh September 23, 2021 - 1:35 PM

Lots of love from india

Nahid Azam November 5, 2021 - 12:30 PM

Any darshaner??

Adwaith Jyothish November 7, 2021 - 7:37 PM

The wishbone and the straw wrappers have the same Idea

Elizabeth Baptiste November 15, 2021 - 5:14 AM

U know if I ever had a wish I would wish for my computer to work for once