Friday, May 13, 2011

Happy Friday the 13th!

Friday the 13th happens at least once a year due to the modern calendar. There's only one this year, which is today but watch out: three in 2012 (January, April, July).

The No. 13 itself has long driven people crazy, in large part due to Friday the 13th. Some people are so obsessed that triskaidekaphobia was born -- the fear of the number 13.
That fear has led the human race to make some strange decisions and exhibit unusual behavior in the past.
Here are a few examples:

Most High Rises, have no 13th floor
(The building I work in skips from 12 to 14)
But doesn't that technically make the 14th floor actually the 13th?!

Hospitals and Hotels Regularly don't have a room number 13

Many Airports Skip the 13th gate
Airplanes have no 13th aisle

Italians omit the number 13 from their national lottery.

    Many cities don't have a 13th Street or a 13th Avenue.
This city tempted fate

If you have 13 letters in your name, you're said to have the devil's luck.
  Like, this guy (Charles Manson).

Tarot Card number 13 is the Death Card, depicting the Grim Reaper

Have a safe day!


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Katia said...

Crazy! I had no idea!