Friday, June 13, 2008

Happy Friday the 13th!

Even though I absolutely hate the number thirteen (and most all prime numbers), I love when the 13th of a month falls on a Friday. I am not superstitious but think it's hilarious when people are.

  • The fear of the number 13 is called triskaidekaphobia.
  • Many hotels have no room number 13
  • Many buildings do not have a 13th floor.
  • Many airplanes do not have a 13th row.
  • Many ships will not start a voyage on the 13th, particularly, Friday the 13th.
  • 13 knots in a hangman's noose.
  • 13 feet which the guillotine blade falls.

So, if you are a triskaidekaphobian, try to stay safe today. If you know someone who is, maybe you should play a few practical jokes on them. :-)

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Bonnie said...

HA HA Beth...very funny, practical jokes! I usually try not to leave the house on Friday the 13th. Last night I told Kyle to make sure he drives extra safe today. I'm very superstitious.