Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Friday...the 13th that is

Did you know that we have 3 Friday the 13th's this year. I personally hold no fear of this day although if something terrible were to happen today I just might take a different perspective. There is actually a very long name for a fear of this day...


Are you a sufferer? I hope not because we have another one next month, then again in November. Holy cow it is a tough year for people with paraskevidekatriaphobia. Maybe it is just a good excuse to stay in bed all day.

A little trivia for you-
  • There is a math specialist at the University of Delaware that has been studying the number 13 for 20 years...Betcha he is a lot of fun at dinner parties!
  • The British Navy is notoriously afraid of Friday the 13th. They built a ship named H.M.S Friday. On its maiden voyage the vessel left dock on a Friday the 13th, and was never heard from again.
  • Quarterback Dan Marino wore # 13 throughout his career with the Miami Dolphins. Marino is said to be the best quarterback who never won a Super Bowl.
  • Triskaidekaphobia is simply a fear of the number 13.

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