That's Why People Wish On These 7 Things

  • Published on Jan 19, 2019
  • 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
    #makeawish #superstitions #beliefs
    Music by Epidemic Sound
    - 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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Comments • 456

    BRIGHT SIDE  4 months ago +29

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

    • jade finn
      jade finn 9 days ago

      @Girl Gang 11 lol me too

    • UnknownHacker PH
      UnknownHacker PH Month ago

      Noo i missed 11:11 my friend ask me that what time is it and i said 11:11 and i just nothing idk i can wish it

    • suneil agrawal
      suneil agrawal 3 months ago +1

      I never, ever saw a shooting star...I've only seen it in films and pictures, but never actually seen them😢
      But also, if we ever want our wishes to be fulfilled, we should actually work for them and not depend on fate.
      It is definitely true - "God helps those who help themselves."

    • GogetaUltra
      GogetaUltra 4 months ago

      ur welcome

    • GogetaUltra
      GogetaUltra 4 months ago

      I wished for you to get to 30 M subs

  • Jocelyn Pride KFC
    Jocelyn Pride KFC Month ago



    11 : 11 I always see it when I look at the time

  • santosh mal
    santosh mal Month ago

    O shoot I checked the time once and it was 11 : 11 why didn't I made a wish!!!!!!

  • Steve Mind
    Steve Mind Month ago

    I will wish that I had a fairy that will make my wishes come true until a week I can keep the wishes

  • Mg Minn Gyi Thar
    Mg Minn Gyi Thar Month ago

    OK I want to.beAngel

  • Wacky Zachy
    Wacky Zachy Month ago +4

    My friend: hey what did you get for your birthday?
    Me: I got older.

  • Ruth Plays PUBG
    Ruth Plays PUBG 3 months ago +1

    Wow!! 16th is my birthday!!!

  • Hello I am Charlie
    Hello I am Charlie 3 months ago

    Pray to God & do the work.

  • Satisfying And ASMR
    Satisfying And ASMR 3 months ago +1

    I wish for me and my crush to be gf and bf this week

  • Monica Furlotte
    Monica Furlotte 3 months ago

    I've heard that touching bird feathers could be contaminated?

  • Temsu Sangtam
    Temsu Sangtam 4 months ago +1

    it's my birthday.

  • blink jungkook
    blink jungkook 4 months ago +1

    Hey !! you forget about lucky clover leaf 🍀 it will also make our wishes comes trueeeeee..!!

  • Arisa_ Arianator
    Arisa_ Arianator 4 months ago

    Well I knew them all except the white horse and the wishbones

  • Karely Marin
    Karely Marin 4 months ago

    I wish to get the new legó friend set and to have a new Samsung case

  • jianjin lin
    jianjin lin 4 months ago

    I catched that time at school. Does it work?

  • Shivakumar Natarajan
    Shivakumar Natarajan 4 months ago

    I will wish for my lost things 😥

  • Nikky Trsre13
    Nikky Trsre13 4 months ago

    It all looks fun

  • Ninjagos Minecraft Fan
    Ninjagos Minecraft Fan 4 months ago

    When someone say the same thing at the same time I just jinx them

  • A Howley
    A Howley 4 months ago


  • unicorns do roblox videos

    I wish for a piano

  • paranormalinpdx
    paranormalinpdx 4 months ago

    uhm the watch said 10:11

  • Reisha Bali
    Reisha Bali 4 months ago

    I always see the 11:11 on Snapchat

  • Trish Murthen
    Trish Murthen 4 months ago

    My birthday is on the 11/11

  • Chal meri Lexus
    Chal meri Lexus 4 months ago

    It is 11.11 now

  • BBBanger 09
    BBBanger 09 4 months ago

    Can I please get a shoutout I love your vids #1 fan

  • Julia. B
    Julia. B 4 months ago +1

    Who else yawned when they were watching the yawning part? 😂😂

  • Megamold Stand
    Megamold Stand 4 months ago

    Thanks for sharing.

    STAY WOKE 4 months ago

    11:11 in any form is not presented to one to make a wish. That is absolutley NOT what seeing these numbers means. It is far more complex and this representation is false.

  • Fernando Soalheiro
    Fernando Soalheiro 4 months ago

    I always wish on 11:11

  • Farzana Malik
    Farzana Malik 4 months ago

    4:05 I'll never do that!

  • Orion Hebert
    Orion Hebert 4 months ago

    0:56 what does snowmen have to do with stars

  • triplux9000
    triplux9000 4 months ago

    That is 10:11 in the pic. not 11:11

  • Humay Hasanova
    Humay Hasanova 4 months ago

    You can also wish on a lilac. If you can find a lilac with more than 4 pelats it means your wish will come true))

  • Vidya Sahani
    Vidya Sahani 4 months ago

    I'm in love with bright side, love you bright side

  • Afiul Hussain
    Afiul Hussain 4 months ago

    Hi, Nellie here welcome to my spelling and grammer class, hold up let meh put ato spelling correction off its really annoying.
    We will first learn how too use of and off.(whitch one to use at different sentens)
    ex:(of using the word of)
    My favorite candy is made out "of "
    expressing the relationship between a part and a whole.
    "the sleeve of his coat"
    expressing the relationship between a scale or measure and a value.
    "an increase of 5 percent"
    Off ex:(how to use it)
    Can you please turn of the light
    away from the place in question; to or at a distance.
    "the man ran off"
    synonyms: away, to a distance, from here, from there
    "the youths scrambled out of the car and ran off"
    so as to be removed or separated.
    "he whipped off his coat"
    moving away and often down from.
    "he rolled off the bed"
    situated or leading in a direction away from (a main route or intersection).
    "single wires leading off the main lines"
    characterized by performing or feeling worse than usual; unsatisfactory or inadequate.
    "even the greatest athletes have off days"
    (of food) no longer fresh.
    "the fish was a bit off"
    synonyms: rotten, bad, stale, moldy, high, sour, rancid, turned, spoiled, putrid, putrescent
    "the fish/milk is off"
    Thank you for joining my class, see you later

  • Raptor Bot
    Raptor Bot 4 months ago

    11:11 is only real one

  • chandrika chandrika
    chandrika chandrika 4 months ago

    It's my birthday
    But still I see bright side today
    Coz, I love 😍 watching bright side

  • meghna kalita
    meghna kalita 4 months ago

    M fade up of 11:11... Bt dnt find any meaning of it yet?
    Plz xpln????

  • Nanami T
    Nanami T 4 months ago

    For the saying the same thing at the same time happened to me,but we just say "jinx"

  • Ephemeral Faodail
    Ephemeral Faodail 4 months ago

    1:37 My birthday is also on 16 or 16th of November

  • nikasa Dc
    nikasa Dc 4 months ago +3

    Holy shot!
    I've been seeing a lot of rainbow lately
    And..... Why..!

  • Otoniel Sanchez
    Otoniel Sanchez 4 months ago

    How about a clover leaf

  • Awesome Girl 2000
    Awesome Girl 2000 4 months ago

    I heard if you have a ballon that can fly write ur wish on a piece of paper tie it to the string of the ballon then go some place outside then make it fly up until u cannot see it

  • Can you be racist in a black and white movie?

    Seriously!!! Why do people use the light theme? It is bright af.

  • Hadi Rizvi
    Hadi Rizvi 4 months ago

    Thanks I didint no u could wish on all of theses

  • susnt srstha
    susnt srstha 4 months ago


  • Deval_8 Roblox
    Deval_8 Roblox 4 months ago

    i wish on 11:11

  • Beast Tv
    Beast Tv 4 months ago

    This is the best channel on youtube

  • Ruthanny Kroegenberg
    Ruthanny Kroegenberg 4 months ago


  • Dastick
    Dastick 4 months ago +1

    Don't click *Read more*

    *!YOU ARE CURSED!* Like to reverse the bad curse!

  • Dastick
    Dastick 4 months ago +1

    This is DOT she’s at level ZERO! 1 Like = +1 Strength Level! Get her strong for the upcoming battle!
    Then, comment how strong she is now

  • Dastick
    Dastick 4 months ago +1

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    • FBI
      FBI 4 months ago

      For a moment I thought you were dissing him!

  • Girl Girl
    Girl Girl 4 months ago

    I never get cake on my birthday soooo...

  • Jessica Zhang
    Jessica Zhang 4 months ago

    Felix Filicis works better...

  • Jessica Zhang
    Jessica Zhang 4 months ago

    But if you sneeze again within the next three minutes, you can make another one...

  • Waffles
    Waffles 4 months ago


  • Waffles
    Waffles 4 months ago

    What about sneezing with your eyes open

  • Waffles
    Waffles 4 months ago


  • Waffles
    Waffles 4 months ago


  • Waffles
    Waffles 4 months ago

    Omg a ladybug landed on me and wanted to live with me

  • uzma bakhshi
    uzma bakhshi 4 months ago

    I am borne at 11:11

  • kpooper
    kpooper 4 months ago

    My wish is to gi to korea and go to a BTS concert

  • JoAnn Pelas
    JoAnn Pelas 4 months ago

    Let's all quit our jobs! This all sounds so reasonable to me.

  • sara sue
    sara sue 4 months ago

    1111 the gates are open XX gates closed

  • Sarah L
    Sarah L 4 months ago

    11:11 is not superstition; its spritual. Iys not so you can 'make a wish'; its a sin from the universe that you create your own reality from your thoughts and beliefs . You send a prayer to manifest abundance. The synchronicity (not symmetry) of the time, numbers, and life/thought-events are validation that you are exactly where you're supposed to be. You are guideded, protected, and loved ♡😇

  • Rachel
    Rachel 4 months ago

    It's my birthday(1111) Does that mean that I'm extra special?😁 J/K

  • Moab Samayoa
    Moab Samayoa 4 months ago

    nintendo switch.
    my favorite

  • Feli Mut
    Feli Mut 4 months ago

    I don't know about other people doing it, but when I was younger, in my family there was something about sneezing. If you were in front someone you loved (as family member, friend or your beloved) and you sneezed 3 times in a row, they had to give you a gift. BUT, if you sneezed 4 times, or only 2, there was no gift. They also had to be real sneezes, faking one could result in no gift at all. I know it's not a wish you can have, but you can ask them whatever you want, always being considerate with them.

  • I am milan
    I am milan 4 months ago

    The voiceover guy is paid

  • Kitten Karina
    Kitten Karina 4 months ago

    I have always felt 11:11 works for me

  • Abby's World
    Abby's World 4 months ago

    Even though I know that birthday wishes don’t come true, I still make a wish

  • 小天使Angel
    小天使Angel 4 months ago

    I wish im a god

  • Grace
    Grace 4 months ago

    To go to London!!!

  • Khairul Ihsan
    Khairul Ihsan 4 months ago

    My birthdate is November 11th

  • Duaa Syeda
    Duaa Syeda 4 months ago +1

    I make wishes that rarely come true.

  • booth plus
    booth plus 4 months ago


  • Pastel unicorn kitty 09

    I made a wish when the moon was full but my wish did not come true😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  • Pastel unicorn kitty 09

    I want to see a rainbow and shooting star on my birthday. Lucky me my birthday is on 11 Feb!

  • dance technology
    dance technology 4 months ago

    Am ya pm

  • Jill Teresa
    Jill Teresa 4 months ago

    That watch said 10:11, not 11:11.

    Ø STELLA 4 months ago +1

    Today is my birthday can I have a like to cheer me up

  • Nishma Subedi
    Nishma Subedi 4 months ago


  • Bisswass
    Bisswass 4 months ago +3

    would have been cooler if your video was of 11:11 too

  • Krishti Lamichhane
    Krishti Lamichhane 4 months ago +1

    We all know that these are superstitions and we can not actually believe in them but let's respect the people who 'do' believe in them coz it is actually beneficial for them...My mom says that by doing such things as to get their wishes granted makes them confident and they dare to take crucial steps as for fulfilling their wishes....

  • Love Yourself
    Love Yourself 4 months ago +1

    Bright side is at the top.Every one loves it.I love it more than anything.NO.1 award !

  • Tvidadurbi TV
    Tvidadurbi TV 4 months ago

    I love Bright Side's videos

  • irfan ullah
    irfan ullah 4 months ago

    I am so sick can i have one like please please

  • Mondira Maji
    Mondira Maji 4 months ago

    Whoa! I see 11:11 regularly! Almost everyday! I will try to make a wish next time.
    Edit: I remembered. It was 3:33 on the clock when I clicked on this video.

  • babyfahh ._
    babyfahh ._ 4 months ago

    11:11 am 🐣

    BRIGHT SIDE  4 months ago

    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

  • Saif Tutorials
    Saif Tutorials 4 months ago +4

    There is 11.11 scene in our movie
    Teefa In Trouble
    They make wish and i knew it Last Night.!

  • Manisha Bhaittrai
    Manisha Bhaittrai 4 months ago

    Hey i want to tell u one funny word i found yesterday on RU-clip:-
    Relationshit 😂😂😂
    I don't know how people get such ideas😂

  • Manisha Bhaittrai
    Manisha Bhaittrai 4 months ago


  • Manisha Bhaittrai
    Manisha Bhaittrai 4 months ago

    are u kidding😂😂

  • Manisha Bhaittrai
    Manisha Bhaittrai 4 months ago

    Ahhhh😵 i don't know that 11:11 is true. I can't say I don't believe it and also i can't say i believe it. It's just mixed feeling. And i see it many times so many times but i don't wish why I'll do that!?😒

  • Nancy McLoughlin
    Nancy McLoughlin 4 months ago

    This is my favorite channel!

  • Manisha Bhaittrai
    Manisha Bhaittrai 4 months ago

    😂😂😂 hairs are hairs right so why not pluck the hair from your head or eyebrows or from body and make a wish why only eyelashes!?😂

  • Manisha Bhaittrai
    Manisha Bhaittrai 4 months ago

    Stop lying about shooting star. I made wish 2-3 times and it never fulfilled. It's a myth. I don't believe in it.

  • Robby:P -AlPaka
    Robby:P -AlPaka 4 months ago

    Lol one time I saw a shooting star I wished I would get a knife on CSGO and I won one in a giveaway but in two weeks I got scammed😂