Five facts about Friday the 13th

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    Did you know that Franklin D. Roosevelt wouldn't travel on Friday the 13th?

    If Friday the 13th is unlucky, then 2009 is an unusually unlucky year. This week's Friday the 13th is one of three to endure this year.

    The first came last month. The next is in November. Such a rare triple-threat occurs only once every 11 years.

    The origin of the link between bad luck and Friday the 13th is murky. The whole thing might date to Biblical times (the 13th guest at the Last Supper betrayed Jesus). By the Middle Ages, both Friday and 13 were considered bearers of bad fortune. In modern times, the superstition permeates society

    Here are five of our favorite Friday-the-13th facts:

    1. Fear of Friday the 13th — one of the most popular myths in science — is called paraskavedekatriaphobia as well as friggatriskaidekaphobia. Triskaidekaphobia is fear of the number 13.

    2. Many hospitals have no room 13, while some tall buildings skip the 13th floor and some airline terminals omit Gate 13.

    3. President Franklin D. Roosevelt would not travel on the 13th day of any month and would never host 13 guests at a meal. Napoleon and President Herbert Hoover were also triskaidekaphobic, with an abnormal fear of the number 13.

    4. Mark Twain once was the 13th guest at a dinner party. A friend warned him not to go. "It was bad luck," Twain later told the friend. "They only had food for 12." Superstitious diners in Paris can hire a quatorzieme, or professional 14th guest.

    5. The number 13 suffers from its position after 12, according to numerologists who consider the latter to be a complete number — 12 months in a year, 12 signs of the zodiac, 12 gods of Olympus, 12 labors of Hercules, 12 tribes of Israel, 12 apostles of Jesus, 12 days of Christmas and 12 eggs in a dozen.



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    This Saturday coming, marks the 700 year anniversary of the Knights Templar's persecution. You see, that's where the 'Unlucky, Friday the 13th' comes from, it is said that the Knights were cursed men, and 700 years ago exactly to the day Oct 13th 2007.

    The Vatican Church is releasing a 700 year old document that is said to clear the Knights of their accused crimes against Jesus, and the church.

    There will be a book published, on the 25th of this month, entitled Processus contra Templarios, which will shed some light on the Knights, who were a covert group of heroic monks back in the middle ages, around 1001.

    In a crusade to wipe out the Templars, they were captured and burned to death in the year 1314, which literally wiped out the Templars from existence. But, their story lived on in the hearts of those fascinated with their cause, as it had been speculated that they were the soldiers on guard of the Holy Grail.
     
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    yes i was aware of the knights and all that....the degrees..the aprons the whole fucking nine yards of this and that...are you traveling east....blah blah blah....well i hope you are happy ....i am now in a foul mood....but you had no way of knowing about that...now did you?
     
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