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Friday the 13th April 13, 2007

Posted by Me in Ramblings.

When I woke up this morning I pretty much did the same things… ate breakfast, fed and combed my dog, and was off to work early. As checked my emails, my eyes darted to the time and date and then I noticed. It’s Friday the 13th today.

I’ve never really experienced anything unusual during Friday the 13th, I just found it a novelty. If you’re the superstitious type, don’t be paralyzed with fear. It’s not the end of the world but maybe we’ll find out by the end of the day. Hehe.

Some fun Trivia stuff I found on Wikipedia:

  • Legendary heavy metal band Black Sabbath’s first, self-titled album was released in the UK on Friday, February 13, 1970.
    Novelist Daniel Handler, also known as Lemony Snicket, released the 13th book of the Series of Unfortunate Events on Friday, October 13, 2006.
  • January 13, 2006, and October 13, 2006, were not only Fridays, but the digits in the month, day, and year of each date add up to 13. This last occurred on October 13, 1520, and will next occur on May 13, 2011.
  • There is an almost uncanny occurrence (at least in recent years) of the full moon falling on or very close to a Friday the 13th. July 13th, 1984, February 13th, 1987, March 13th, 1998, October 13th, 2000 were all full moons. June 13th, 2003 and January 13th, 2006 were the days before a full moon, and June 13th, 2014 and January 13th, 2017 occur slightly after the full moon. Friday, September 13th, 2019 will be the next year to contain a full moon on a Friday the 13th.[11]
  • The asteroid 99942 Apophis will make its close encounter on Friday, April 13, 2029.
  • The Harry Potter Movie: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will be released on Friday, July 13, 2007.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

I’m looking forward to the HP release. I wonder if they’ll hype up the Friday the 13th angle. Hmmm.. we’ll see.

Friday the 13th… Bah.



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