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Saturday's Quote

Saturday, December 14, 2013

More than Santa Claus, your sister knows when you've been bad and good.
~ Linda Sunshine

  
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PDSLIM 12/15/2013 9:31AM

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MAGGIEVAN 12/14/2013 9:50PM

    Hug your sisters, life is just too short!

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THINFITFEMINIST 12/14/2013 4:32PM

    My sister and I have agreed to no longer participate in a sisterly way towards each other. Or should I say I decided and put my foot down and she had a fit? It's too bad and it is one of those unresolvable situations that went on way too long.



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Friday's Quote (Actually fun facts)

Friday, December 13, 2013

(I LOVE Friday the 13! Always have.)
Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th in most of the countries on the World is perceived as a day of misfortune and bad luck. The only exception is Greece, Romania and Spain, where misfortune brings Tuesday the 13th and Italy - Friday 17th.
According to tradition, on the first Friday the 13th Eve tempted Adam to eat an apple. With time, people started to believe that this day brings bad omen and misfortune. In XIX century, Insurance Company Lloyd, decided to not insure ships that were setting sail on Friday the 13th.
Recently occurred a new term to describe people who are afraid of Fridays the 13th - paraskavedekatriaphobia. It took its name from Greek word - paraskevi (Friday) and dekatreis (13), and phobia which in Greek means fear.
In our current civilization, number 13 became a number of misfortune. In many public places there is no 13th floor, room, doors, chairs, etc. In computer era, many viruses are activated on Fridays the 13th.
Calendar which shows all Fridays the thirteen for a few following years:
2010: August
2011: Mai
2012: January, April, June
2013: September, December
2014: June
2015: February, March, November
2016: Mai
2017: January, October
2018: April, June
2019: September, December
2020: March, November

Here are 13 more facts about the infamous day, courtesy of Fernsler and some of our own research:

1. The British Navy is said to have built a ship named Friday the 13th, or the HMS Friday, which on its maiden voyage left dock on a Friday the 13th, and was never heard from again. As LiveScience readers pointed out, however, this story seems to be a legend. The Royal Navy Museum states on its web site that this story, which has been told before, is a hoax. "There has never been a Royal Navy ship named HMS Friday or after any other day of the week for that matter," the museum states.

2. The ill-fated Apollo 13 launched at 13:13 CST on Apr. 11, 1970. The sum of the date's digits (4-11-70) is 13 (as in 4+1+1+7+0 = 13). And the explosion that crippled the spacecraft occurred on April 13 (not a Friday). The crew did make it back to Earth safely, however.

3. Many hospitals have no room 13, while some tall buildings skip the 13th floor.

4. Fear of Friday the 13th one of the most popular myths in science is called paraskavedekatriaphobia as well as friggatriskaidekaphobia. Triskaidekaphobia is fear of the number 13.

5. Quarterback Dan Marino wore No. 13 throughout his career with the Miami Dolphins. Despite being a superb quarterback (some call him one of the best ever), he got to the Super Bowl just once, in 1985, and was trounced 38-16 by the San Francisco 49ers and Joe Montana (who wore No. 16 and won all four Super Bowls he played in).

6. Butch Cassidy, notorious American train and bank robber, was born on Friday, April 13, 1866.

7. Fidel Castro was born on Friday, Aug. 13, 1926.

8. President Franklin D. Roosevelt would not travel on the 13th day of any month and would never host 13 guests at a meal. Napoleon and Herbert Hoover were also triskaidekaphobic, with an abnormal fear of the number 13.

9. Superstitious diners in Paris can hire a quatorzieme, or professional 14th guest.

10. Mark Twain once was the 13th guest at a dinner party. A friend warned him not to go. "It was bad luck," Twain later told the friend. "They only had food for 12."

11. Woodrow Wilson considered 13 his lucky number, though his experience didn't support such faith. He arrived in Normandy, France on Friday, Dec. 13, 1918, for peace talks, only to return with a treaty he couldn't get Congress to sign. (The ship's crew wanted to dock the next day due to superstitions, Fernsler said.) He toured the United States to rally support for the treaty, and while traveling, suffered a near-fatal stroke.

12. The number 13 suffers from its position after 12, according to numerologists who consider the latter to be a complete number 12 months in a year, 12 signs of the zodiac, 12 gods of Olympus, 12 labors of Hercules, 12 tribes of Israel, 12 apostles of Jesus, 12 days of Christmas and 12 eggs in a dozen.

13. The seals on the back of a dollar bill include 13 steps on the pyramid, 13 stars above the eagle's head, 13 war arrows in the eagle's claw and 13 leaves on the olive branch. So far there's been no evidence tying these long-ago design decisions to the present economic situation.








  
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ERINLINDSAY83 12/16/2013 10:00AM

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THINFITFEMINIST 12/13/2013 7:43PM

    Very interesting. I didn't know any of this stuff. Thanks

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JB5MOM 12/13/2013 1:04PM

    I love Friday the 13th also... It has an air of mystery and taboo about it... Haha Fun!

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Thursday's Quote

Thursday, December 12, 2013

If the world were a logical place, men would ride side saddle.
~ Rita Mae Brown

  
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YMWONG22 12/26/2013 2:37AM

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    LOL!

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Wednesday's Quote

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Asthma doesn't seem to bother me any more unless I'm around cigars or dogs. The thing that would bother me most would be a dog smoking a cigar.
~ Steve Allen

BTW...for those who would be offended I do not support anyone (esp dogs) smoking!
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YMWONG22 12/26/2013 1:53AM

  What a cute pooch! So much character!
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PHEBESS 12/12/2013 5:03AM

    May your house be safe from tigers. (I think that was Steve Allen.)

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THINFITFEMINIST 12/11/2013 6:59PM

    Too cute! LOL Steve Allen is a little before my time but I remember seeing him when I was a child on a few programs. My parents loved him.

Thanks!

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Tuesday's Quote

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Behind every successful woman is a substantial amount of coffee.
~ Stephanie Piro

  
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    Kind of looks like me! LOL Thanks!

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