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Friday the 13th – And a lucky day it will be!

Published July 13, 2012 by marindaliza♥

Hello my darling followers!

Hope you’re all doing fantastically!

Soooo as you all know I’m not exactly normal (and if you didn’t know that then I guess you know it now) and basically I see Friday the 13th as a sort of Christmas day.

Maybe it’s my mindset giving off the placebo effect making me think that the day of bad luck actually has the exact opposite on me, but whatever, I’m not complaining! I’ve met some amazing people on this day before, partied till I was sick the next day (read: the NEXT day lol) and generally I always just seem to be in the brightest of moods.

Anyway today is pretty awesome because in South Africa (where I live), it’s a moody and cold day and apparently there’s a chance of rain, so YAY me!

Back to business though, have you ever actually had any BAD luck on Friday the 13th? I have yet to find anyone I know who might have gotten stabbed, mugged, hit by a car or bitten by some dangerous and poisonous spider, so my guess is that you’re all pretty damn lucky already!

Anyway to brighten the day for those dreaded and pesky non-believers, here are some cool fact I’ve compiled of the day, so enjoy!

  • On Friday the 13th, 1979, a black cat crossed the path of Houston football player Tony Frisch and was accidentally kicked 67 yards for a world record.
  • On Friday the 13th in 1962 a Colorado couple, while watching Channel 13 in the honeymoon suite of a Las Vegas motel, were crushed to death by a falling mirror.
  • On Friday the 13th in 1957 a duck hunter, wearing a rabbit’s foot around his neck while hunting near 12-Gauge, Texas, was kicked to death by a giant 3-legged jack rabbit.
  • This year is a special one for Friday the 13ths: There are three of them: Jan. 13, April 13 and July 13. The freaky thing? The dates fall exactly 13 weeks apart. That hasn’t happened since 1984.
  • The next year in which we’ll have three Friday the 13ths is 2015. They’ll fall in February, March and November.
  •  President Franklin D. Roosevelt is said to have avoided travel on the 13th day of any month, and would never host 13 guests at a meal. Napoleon and President Herbert Hoover were also triskaidekaphobic, with an abnormal fear of the number 13.
  • Fear of Friday the 13th dates back to Nordic Mythology.  Many of their thirteenth Gods met with violent deaths, such as Loki, the trickster.
  • A witches coven consists of 13 members.
  • Triskaidekaphobia is the technical name for fear of Friday the 13th.
  • The Chinese, Pagans and others in ancient times marked time by the lunar cycle and calendar, thus 13 was considered a very lucky number.
  • A baker’s dozen consists of 13 for a reason! So the story goes a
    witch near Albany, NY demanded 13 items every time she came in to a particular bakery, and one day the old baker could not afford her extra biscuit. She sneered some strange words at the man, and he suffered terrible luck from then on, until he brought her another 13 rolls. After that life was once again easy for the baker and word spread around town. The custom is still sometimes practiced today.

    Have a happy and lucky day further peeps!

    ♥Marinda Liza♥