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Friday the 13 Trivia =)


Friday, September 13, 2013

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


2--Part of the reason 13 got a bad rap is because it comes after 12, which is a number of “completeness.” 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-- The number 13 is considered lucky by Italians

Want to avoid bad luck on Friday the 13th? There are a number of things you can do to ward off ill fate, according to superstition: Touch wood, cross your fingers, avoid black cats, don't look at the full moon through a pane of glass, and throw salt over each shoulder.
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LINDAC399 9/16/2013 8:19AM

    That was interesting. I never heard the after twelve explanation before. As for me it is just another day to walk in God's protection.

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ARTJAC 9/15/2013 5:28AM

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BUTEAFULL 9/14/2013 2:59PM

    a bakers dozen is 13, I think that's lucky

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PMAY0313 9/14/2013 2:50PM

    I love the 13th, having been born on March 13. It is a good thing. I would never learn to spell the phobia of it!
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FLYER99 9/14/2013 11:58AM

    Interesting. Thanks for posting!!!

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SHARJOPAUL 9/14/2013 9:55AM

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GAYLLYNNE 9/14/2013 7:34AM

    Hmmm, well, ok :) I think 13 is wonderful as I had my son and Jan. 13th, he weighted 6.13 and I was put in room 513. I think it's all good!

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ANDYLIN90 9/14/2013 12:57AM

    so I wonder if those big words would ever be in a spelling contest...

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MAYBER 9/14/2013 12:49AM

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ANHELIC 9/13/2013 11:33PM

    I was born on Friday 13th and today was a good day. emoticon

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BARCLE 9/13/2013 11:21PM

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PDSLIM 9/13/2013 11:00PM

    I have a black cat. But had a great day today.

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LINOVER 9/13/2013 10:54PM

    Very interesting list of phobias! Thanks!

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BECKYSFRIEND 9/13/2013 9:34PM

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LOLAJO54 9/13/2013 8:36PM

    ahh ahh too funny

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CANDOIT54 9/13/2013 7:02PM

    cant avoid black cat- we own one.

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SPARKLISE 9/13/2013 7:01PM

    Nice! My husband says Friday the 13 is his lucky day! emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 9/13/2013 5:20PM

    Interesting!

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HOLLYM48 9/13/2013 3:03PM

    Good to know! I will keep all these things in mind as I go thru the day! LOL

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WALLAHALLA 9/13/2013 2:52PM

    my son loves the big words

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