Today is Friday the 13th...again. Just last month (February 13, 2009), it fell on a Friday, too. And did you know that this year, there are actually three Friday the 13ths? The third one will come on November. So, does this mean that this year is also three times unlucky?!
Here are some trivia on the number 13:
1. The fear of the number 13 is called Triskaidekaphobia.
2. The fear of Friday the 13th is called Paraskevidekatriaphobia.
3. Many tall buildings omit the 13th floor (and so it follows that elevators also do not have the button for the number 13). Hospitals, as well, do not have room number 13 (if there was, patients would surely wish to NOT be placed in that room, for fear that they might not get well from their sickness!).
4. Numerologists consider 12 to be a complete number, having a number of things by the dozen: 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. So, if 12 is already complete, what do we need 13 for??!
There's a nice article about Friday the 13th in yahoo's news today. Check it out here.
Friday the 13th will come and go, but I hope yours, like mine, wouldn't be unlucky!
Have a great weekend! :)