Oh Nose! It’s Friday the 13th!!!


1. Sometimes it happens more than once a year! While 2014 only celebrated one Friday the 13th, this year we will not be as lucky. Not only will the date occur in February, it will also come back to haunt us just four weeks later in March and then AGAIN in October. While some years are more lucky than others in terms of the number of Friday the 13th dates, it is impossible for a year to go by without having at least one Friday the 13th!

2. There are several phobias related to Friday the 13th! Paraskevidekatriaphobia is the “official” name of those who have a phobia of the holiday and a phobia of the number 13 is called triskaidekaphobia!

3. Many skyscrapers do not  have a thirteenth floor. The number 13 may be skipped in the list of levels, the floor may be referred to as 12A or M, the thirteenth letter of the alphabet , or the floor could be closed off from the public by designating it a mechanical floor.

4. The Knights of Templar were wiped out by King Philip of France on Friday, Oct. 13, 1307.

5. President Franklin D. Roosevelt would never have a 13th guest at a meal, nor would he travel on the 13th day of any month.

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