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Thursday, May 21, 2009

This week, I thought it would be really fun to explore some interesting facts about the number 13, itself. For more Thursday 13 participants, go Here
  1.  In Scotland, the number 13 is known as the Devil’s dozen.

  2. The state lotteries of France and Italy in particular, never sell tickets with that number printed on it.

  3.The fear of number 13 is called triskaidekaphobia and it was derived from treiskaideka, the Greek word for thirteen and phobia.
  
   4. In Formula 1, there is no car with the number 13.

   5. Most airplanes have no seat No. 13

   6. Thirteen for dinner? Not in France. A party of
thirteen can hire a professional quatorzieme, a
fourteenth person, from an agency.

   7. There are traditionally thirteen steps leading up to a gallows.

   8. The moon moves approximately 13 degrees each day.

   9. “When I am reading, I wil not stop on page 94, page 193, page 382, et al. The digits of these numbers add up to 13.” — Stephen King

   10. In ancient Egypt, the number 13 represented immortality

   11. The seals on the back of a dollar bill include 13 steps on the pyramid, 13 stars above the eagle's head, 13 war arrows in the eagle's claw and 13 leaves on the olive branch. So far there's been no evidence tying these long-ago design decisions to the present economic situation. 

   12.President Franklin D. Roosevelt would not travel on the 13th day of any month 

   13. Any month that begins on a Sunday will contain a Friday the 13th, and there is at least one Friday the 13th in every calendar year.



5 comments:

K said...

Wow.

I honestly had no idea about most of these.

Thanks for sharing.

My expressions LIVE said...

Should I be afraid..its my 13th Wedding anniversy...lol....great list my dear!xoxoxo

Daryl said...

I am pretty sure JetBlue has a row 13 on their planes but I am not positive ... now of course I must look at a seating chart .. I love stuff like this

Daryl said...

Yup ... they do.. phew, now I can go do some work ..

Alice Audrey said...

When buildings skip the #13 in their floor numbering, it makes me think twice about visiting floor #14, which is silly because I visit floor #13 without thinking twice.