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Friday the Thirteenth

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Friday the Thirteenth

Strange how no--one has remarked about today`s date,...  just found this though...

 

https://twitter.com/flightradar24/status/819904788192231424

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Re: Friday the Thirteenth

Paraskevidekatriaphobia, Triskaidekaphobia or Friggatriskaidekaphobia

Take your pick, I'm not affected

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Re: Friday the Thirteenth


@shutter wrote:

Strange how no--one has remarked about today`s date,...


At this time of year on a cold day most of us, especially general chat users, have probably stayed in anyway.

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Re: Friday the Thirteenth

Here you go and no, I'd not buy a number thirteen either!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38611142

Although having said that I did own a house once that had a witch's mark on the inside of the door. Spooky eh?

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Re: Friday the Thirteenth

It's just a numberTongue

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Re: Friday the Thirteenth

That's what they said about Apollo 13.

Apollo 13 launched at 13:13. The oxygen tank explosion happened on the 13th April.

Spooky? Nah, it's just a coincidence Roll_eyes

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Re: Friday the Thirteenth

SWMBO has a fear of 13 (not morbidly so) but her family do live on the 13th floor in Ukraine but she doesn't seem to have an issue with that. Then again they count the ground floor as 1 so, technically, it's the 12th floorWink

 

I do believe in coincidences. There have been many other catastrophes that have happened both natural and man-made that don't have the number 13 involved.

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Re: Friday the Thirteenth

I was actually born on a Friday the 13th ,, always a good day for me

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I was in school sixth form on one Friday 13th. I was performing an organic chemistry experiment using liquid bromine in a dropping funnel in a fume cupboard. Safe enough until I accidentally knocked over the clamp stand. The dropping funnel lived up to its name, it rolled out of the fume cupboard and shattered on the floor. The bromine evaporated. The result was an evacuated school building, firemen in breathing apparatus and I had to pay for the broken glassware.

Since then I've avoided using glassware on a Friday 13th.

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Re: Friday the Thirteenth

So you keep off the hard stuff on that date ?

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Re: Friday the Thirteenth

@rongtw

My little bro' was born at 12.14am on April the 1st but the nurse attending said to my mother, "shall we make that 11.14pm on March the 31st?"   

Strange but true Thumbs_Up

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Re: Friday the Thirteenth

Why not make it 11:59 pm., it's only 15 minutes earlier.

It's the ones born on 29th February I feel sorry for, they have their 16th birthday when their contemporaries are 64.