Thursday, May 26, 2011

Friday 13th

Any month's 13th day will fall on a Friday if the month starts on a Sunday.
The fear of Friday the 13th is called friggatriskaidekaphobia  
(say that one 3 times!)
2009 we had 3 in February, March and November
2010 there was just the 1 in August
This year May is the only one
Next year has 3 in January, April and July

Friday the 13th is a day that has been shrouded in modern folklore for hundreds of years. *Insert Evil laugh* Certain releases of events have been set for that day on purpose to give  dramatic effect. These events include: 

1. Resident Evil 5  released in the United States on Friday, March 13th, 2009.
2. The band Black Sabbath released their debut album in the United Kingdom on Friday, February 13th, 1970.
3. The opening ceremony of the Athens Olympic Games took place on Friday, August 13th, 2004.
4. The 13th book of A Series of Unfortunate Events was released by author Lemony Snicket on Friday, October 13th, 2006.
5. Four of the twelve movies to the Friday the 13th movie series were released on Friday the 13th.
6. The show Dollhouse premiered on Friday, February 13th, 2009.

Fans of the Films Friday 13th have their own forums, Facebook pages and of course Websites. Due to the rating of this Blog and it's contents I am unable to provide the links to these. Shame because what some people regard as horror, I find a hockey mask that just won't die humorous. Not as funny as my hero Freddy Kruger who had a wicked sense of humour, but value no less (for the first 8 in the series anyway)
Whatever you do today, wherever you go remember:

  • Horseshoes usually bring good luck today, but never trust a horse that wears high heels.(Unless it is a grey)
  • Never walk under a mirror or break a black cat.(tried that 3 ways and this looked bestest)
  •   It is very unlucky  today if a black cat crosses your path or gets flushed down your toilet.(unless your married to a plumber)
  •  Stepping on a cricket can very extremely unlucky today -- especially for the cricket.
  • Wearing garlic around your neck today will ward off evil spirits. It will also ward off good spirits, indifferent spirits, and any other spirits with noses. and changes the flavour of bottled ones
  • A rabbit's foot is not lucky. If you don't believe me, ask the rabbit.
  • Wearing a lucky penny between your toes means good luck and blisters. 
  • So have a good, safe, superstitious Friday the 13th

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