Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday the 13th Part II

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Today is Friday the 13th.  As is custom here at Obstructed Views it’s time for a special holiday edition.  We have previously done a Friday the 13th edition in January of last year and you can read it by clicking here.  In keeping with the Obstructed Views tradition here are 13 more facts about Friday the 13th, if you have Friggatriskaidekaphobia maybe you should stop reading now.

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1.       There is no consensus on when or why Friday the 13th is unlucky but Friday has been considered unlucky since The Canterbury Tales.  Jesus was also crucified on a Friday and it is believed that Eve tempted Adam with the fruit on a Friday,  adding to the folklore

2.       This is the first Friday the 13th in 2013.  The next one will be in December.

3.       In Spanish speaking countries, Tuesday the 13th is considered the unlucky day

4.       In Italy 13 is actually considered lucky, it’s Friday the 17th they’re scared of.

5.       The 13th of a month is more likely to be on a Friday than any other day.

6.       You have 1/214 probability of being born on Friday the 13th

7.       If you have 13 letters in your name you are considered to have Devil’s Luck – , Charles Manson, Jeffery Dahmer, Theodore Bundy, hell, even Jack the Ripper

8.       On October 13th 1972 a plane carry the Uruguay Rugby team crashed in the Andes Mountains.  The movie Alive is based off this incident

9.       There is no 13th Avenue in San Francisco.

10.   Celebrating a birthday on this Friday the 13th – Tyler Perry, Ben Savage, Fiona Apple, and Sprinter Michael Johnson

11.   These celebrities were born on Friday the 13th Butch Cassidy, Fidel Castro, Margaret Thatcher, Alfred Hitchcock, Peter Tork, Steve Buscemi, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Darius Rucker, and the Olsen Twins

12.   Friday the 13th was extremely unlucky for 2Pac, Julia Child and Tim Russert who all died on Friday the 13th

13.   2Pac died exactly 17 years ago today: Friday September 13th, 1996.

Until next time this is Jimbo saying stay safe America.

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