I am a fan of Friday the 13th, I feel like it’s a little taste of Halloween throughout the year. I especially enjoy it when it falls in October but it can be a stressful day for some. My mom was not a fan of the day, she would cancel appointments and stay home, it was bizarre. I don’t think that there is anything particularly special or unique about the day and most of the hysteria can more than likely be attributed to pop-culture. That being said, we are currently experiencing a torrential downpour that is supposed to turn into a record setting blizzard so it feels a little ominous.
Is apparently the real fear of Friday the 13th – Frigg is the Norse Goddess of wisdom and Friday means day of Frigga. Loki also has ties to the malice that plagues the number 13, he orchestrated the death of Baldr at a dinner for 12 after arriving as the unwanted 13th guest. Norse mythology has always creeped me out so the knowledge of this tie makes the day a little more eerie.
I mean, of course.
More than 100 Knights of Templar were rounded up and tortured to death for being heretics at the order of King Philip IV, rumor has it because he couldn’t pay his debts.
Over 80% of high rise buildings do not have a 13th floor.
Certainly didn’t work out well for Jesus. Friday was a day of calamity in a few for instances found in the Bible; Jesus was crucified, Eve gave Adam the forbidden apple and Cain reportedly killed Abel.
You can hire a quatorzieme, a professional guest to be your 14th diner. But honestly, who doesn’t know just another random person to bring along?
The Friday the 13th franchise is one of the highest grossing in the business. The first installment alone grossed $39.7 million at the box office which was a lot of money back then 😛
Who released their debut album on February 13, 1970.
Reduction in air travel and other activities that people avoid due to Friday the 13th results in an estimated $800 million annual loss for some industries. The second worst day in stock market history fell on October 13, 1989.
But mostly Pagans and Taylor Swift.
Was launched at 13:13 – I think this is a good enough reason to stop using military time.
Studies actually indicate that no more or less people met calamity on this date than any other. You might be more likely to get into a car accident on any Friday but that’s thanks to drunks.
Arrived ahead of schedule, safe and sound which mostly proves that it’s a bunch of hooey – probably. Maybe…right?
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