SUPERSTITION: Friday The 13th Created by jena on 1/13/2012 1:03:20 PM
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT FRIDAY THE 13TH
Oh crap... it's Friday the 13th, and I got stuff to do today!
Here's a rundown of some things you should know about this "unlucky" day:
- 13 is considered unlucky because 12 is the number that symbolizes completeness. There are 12 months in a year ... 12 hours on a clock. 13 is just past that, which disturbs some people.
- Four of the 12 Friday the 13th movies were released on a Friday the 13th.
- Some 17 to 21 million people are afraid of Friday the 13th. (The condition is called friggatriskaidekaphobia.)
- Approximately $800 to $900 million is said to be lost each Friday the 13th, because of people who fear to transact business, or even get out of bed.
- Friday the 13th can occur no less than once a year, and no more than three times a year. Before 2012, the last triple-header years were 1984 and 1998.
- On average, there is a Friday the 13th once every 212 days.
Funny part about days like today... is I was born on Friday the 13th. That says a lot, huh?!
Facts from (NorthJersey.com)