Friday 13th - not so unlucky?

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Friday 13th - not so unlucky?

Postby tigs » Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:37 am

A new survey suggests people are becoming less superstitious about 'unlucky' Friday the 13th.

The poll of 1,000 adults shows other superstitons are also less of a concern nowadays.

Fewer people now freak out when they break a mirror, walk under a ladder or a black cat walks across their path.

Three out of four questioned for a Surrey theme park said they had no intention of staying off work just because of the date.

Peter Ronchetti, Thorpe Park's general manager, said people were not as easily scared as they used to be.

He added: "October this year happens to be one of the freakiest months. Friday the 13th and Halloween fall within two weeks of each other."

But, for people who are nervous about Friday 13th, today is doubly alarming, according to a German professor.

Heinrich Hemme, of the University of Aachen, points out that the digits in the date - 13/10/2006 - also add up to 13.

He says the last time this numerical coincidence happened was Friday, January 13, 1520.

Hemme also established that 2006 is the first year since 1411 where Friday the 13th occurs twice. January 13, was also a Friday.

Source: http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_2033801.html
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Postby Catalina » Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:12 pm

interesting tidbit you found tigs...


i think people becoming less supsicious has to do with the whole desensitizing factor we have thanks to today's movies and video games


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the whole numbers thing is really cool  :thumbsup:
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Postby tigs » Thu Oct 19, 2006 9:57 am

Catalina wrote:the whole numbers thing is really cool  :thumbsup:

yeah I agree!!  :boogie:
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