Wishing You a Happy Friday the 13th
from Our Black Dynacat!

Robyn Norgan
Jul 13, 2012

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Now for 13 fun facts about Friday the 13th:

  • 1. Every month that begins on a Sunday will contain a Friday the 13th.
  • 2. There is at least one Friday the 13th in every calendar year.
  • 3. The longest period that can occur without a Friday the 13th is fourteen months.
  • 4. Friday the 13th can occur as many as three times in a single year – either in February, March, and November or January, April, and July in leap years like 2012.
  • 5. Today marks the third and final Friday the 13th for 2012 and this year each Friday the 13th fell exactly 13 weeks apart.
  • 6. The next year with three Friday the 13ths is 2015.
  • 7. Alfred Hitchcock, famous director of such thrillers as Psycho and The Birds, was born on the 13th and would've celebrated his 100th birthday on Friday, August 13, 1999.

  • …and why it is considered an unlucky day:

  • 8. The number 13 is often considered an unlucky number and Friday is an unlucky day.
  • 9. In numerology, the number twelve is considered a number of completeness (twelve months in a year, twelve hours on a clock, etc.), while 13 is considered irregular, transgressing the completeness.
  • 10. Fear of the number 13 is called triskaidekaphobia.
  • 11. Many buildings do not have a 13th floor.
  • 12. If you have 13 letters in your name, you will have the devil's luck like Jack the Ripper, Charles Manson, and Theodore Bundy.
  • 13. The number 13 is actually considered lucky by some - for pagans, 13 is a lucky number because it corresponds with the number of full moons in a year.

  • What do you think? Is Friday the 13th lucky or unlucky for you?

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    Author Robyn Norgan with a black cat
    This post was written by Robyn Norgan, who loves her little black kitty named Tuna, even though he doesn't appear to be quite as thrilled with her in this photo.