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Lease
12-14-2013, 09:12 PM
If you are superstitious about Friday the 13th or if you think that it's a lucky number here are some interesting facts about that day since we had one yesterday :) Here are 13 facts :p

1--Friggatriskaidekaphobia is when someone is afraid of Friday the 13th. Nearly 20 million Americans are affected by friggatriskaidekaphobia. Itís also called paraskavedekatriaphobia. Being afraid of No. 13 is called triskaidekaphobia.

3--Part of the reason 13 got a bad rap is because it comes after 12, which is a number of ďcompleteness.Ē For example: 12 months in a year, 12 hours in a clock, 12 God of Olympus, 12 Zodiac signs, 12 tribes of Israel, 12 days of Christmas, 12 labors of Hercules, 12 Apostles of Jesus and 12 eggs in a dozen.

4--Many hospitals donít have a room number with 13 in it as well as a 13th floor. The same thing goes for tall buildings. Normally the 13th floor is skipped. Some airlines omit Gate 13.

5--A 13th guest at a table is considered unlucky, and in Paris sometimes a quatorzieme is hired to be a professional 14th guest and balance out the luck.

6--There is at least one Friday the 13th in every year, and at the most there are three.

7--Hollywood has capitalized on the Friday the 13th superstitions. Four of the 12 movies released were done so on Friday the 13th.

8--Tupac Shakur was killed on Friday the 13th.

9--Fidel Castro was born on Friday, Aug. 13, 1956.

10--Butch Cassidy, who was an infamous American train and bank robber, was born on Friday, April 13, 1866.

11--President Franklin D. Roosevelt would never have a 13th guest at a meal, nor would he travel on the 13th day of any month.

12-- The number 13 is considered lucky by Italians

13-- Dan Marino, former NFL quarterback of the Miami Dolphins, is considered one of the greats QBs by some, and he wore the number 13.

13-- Taylor Swift considers 13 her lucky number and used to paint 13 on her hand.

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03-24-2015, 07:16 AM
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