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It’s Friday the 13th


Here’s some trivia for you:

-More than 80 percent of high-rises lack a 13th floor.
-Many airports skip the 13th gate.
-Airplanes have no 13th aisle.
-Hospitals and hotels regularly have no room number 13.
-Italians omit the number 13 from their national lottery.
-On streets in Florence, Italy, the house between number 12 and 14 is addressed as 12 and a half.
-Many cities do not have a 13th Street or a 13th Avenue
-In France, socialites known as the quatorziens (fourteeners) once made themselves available as 14th guests to keep a dinner party from an unlucky fate.
-Many triskaidekaphobes, as those who fear the unlucky integer are known, point to the ill-fated mission to the moon, Apollo 13.
-If you have 13 letters in your name, you will have the devil’s luck . Jack the Ripper, Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dahmer, Theodore Bundy and Albert De Salvo all have 13 letters in their names.

Source: http://www.corsinet.com/trivia/scary.html


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