13 facts on Friday the 13th
Is it true that Friday the 13th is unlucky? Many superstitious & beliefs, folklore & urban legends says that these day accompanied by this number is bad & unlucky. As for me, early this morning about 1:10 AM i totally messed up on my work, i did a lot of troubles that resulted to do a written report for my boss on what happened. I hated doing this kind of stuff.
Well, anyways, listed below are my compilation of 13 facts about friday the 13th.
1. Friday the 13th occurs when the thirteenth day of a month falls on Friday. (of course naman)
2. The fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskevidekatriaphobia, as well as friggatriskaidekaphobia. Triskaidekaphobia is fear of the number 13. (nose bleed, paki-ispell in 1 minute)
3. In numerology, the number twelve is considered the number of completeness,(e.g.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.) whereas the number thirteen was considered irregular, transgressing this completeness. There is also a superstition, thought by some to derive from the Last Supper or a Norse myth, that having thirteen people seated at a table will result in the death of one of the diners.
4.Theory of origin: The Knights Templar were a monastic military order founded in Jerusalem in 1118 C.E., whose mission was to protect Christian pilgrims during the Crusades. Over the next two centuries, the Knights Templar became extraordinarily powerful and wealthy. Threatened by that power and eager to acquire their wealth, King Philip secretly ordered the mass arrest of all the Knights Templar in France on Friday, October 13, 1307 - Friday the 13th
6.Four of the twelve films in the Friday the 13th series, was released on a Friday the 13th.
7.Resident Evil 5 was released in the US and UK on Friday March 13 2009.
8.Fidel Castro was born on
Friday, Aug. 13, 1926.
9. Most of the buildings, hotels & condo unit renumbering room assignments to eliminated the room #13 & the floor after 12th is 14th floor.
10.Every month that begins on a Sunday will contain a Friday the 13th, and there is at least one Friday the 13th in every calendar year.
11.Every Friday the 13th thousands of bikers ride to the small town of Port Dover Ontario, Canada.
12.Many cities do not have a 13th Street or a 13th Avenue.
13.The sequel (reboot of a second film) of Friday the 13th series is planned to be released Friday August 13, 2010.
Remember, we, ourselves do our own path & destiny & not by any superstitious, urban legends & beliefs that our oldies taught us.