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Wishing you a Happy Friday the 13th from Under My Indoor Umbrella!

13 Aug

I’m not really superstitious, but WHY ARE YOU WALKING UNDER THAT LADDER?!!!!

No really, I’m not. I do freak out when a black cat crosses my path, but I also scream when my neighbor’s cat is on my porch. And he’s just a muddled gray.

Superstitious or not, I completely missed the fact that there were 9 Friday the 13th’s last year. 9. I don’t remember a single one.

Luckily for you fraidy cats, there is only one this year. So I plan to take full advantage of it by annoying people with Fun Friday the 13th Facts.

Did you know……….

The fear of the number 13 is called triskadekaphobia?

There were 9 Friday the 13ths last…..oh sorry

9 is the maximum number of Friday the 13ths per year in the current Gregorian calendar, and 1 is the minimum?

Friday the 13th is bad for the economy? People tend to be more cautious on this day, which means they do and spend less. It’s estimated that $800- $900 million dollars is lost on Friday the 13th. Poor 2009. 😦

80% of high rise buildings have no 13th floor? Before you breath a sigh of relief, this is impossible for any building with more than 12 floors. Usually the 13th floor is closed to the public, or th 13th floor is just named the 14th floor. Call it what you want, it’s still 13!

I got all of these facts from this National Geographic article? Friday the 13th Superstitions Rooted in Bible and More

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