Five facts about Friday the 13th

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  1. Calvin

    Calvin In Hazzard County Premium Member

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



    Five facts about Friday the 13th
     
  2. Babyblue

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    Another Friday the 13 fact.

    Hurricane Charley devastated South West and Central Florida on Friday 13th. August 13, 2004.
     
  3. Babyblue

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    Interesting that many buildings do not have a 13th floor. What do they do skip it, and make it a store room. Or they just leave out the number 13 period???

    Kind of hard to leave an existing number out.
     
  4. VamPyroX

    VamPyroX bloody phreak from hell

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    They just skip the number.

    For instance, a hotel with 15 floors will have 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, & 16 in their elevators. :)

    I've seen this done in many buildings with at least 13 floors.

    Unless, you want to visit a building like the one from The Thirteenth Floor movie. ;)
     
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    Then technically the 14th floor is the 13th.

    So how just labeling the number make it different? Guess it makes people feel better when they don't see the #13.

    :rofl: That is just too funny!!
     
  6. VamPyroX

    VamPyroX bloody phreak from hell

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    Yeah. I first noticed when I was in junior high on vacation with my family. We were at this hotel in Houston that had 15 floors. In the elevator, I noticed that "13" was missing. I asked my dad and he explained to me how some places consider it an unlucky number or prefer to consider the possible superstition that some of their customers may have. So, they don't use "13". I saw that it went up to "16", but when I went outside... I counted 15 floors. :)
     
  7. chris' mom

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    That's interesting I didn't know all of that
     
  8. Buffalo

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    Now I wondered about Chinese people's superstitious of number 4 just because it sounds like 'death'. Do they forbid 4-floor buildings? Or do they skip number 4 like we do with number 13? I know they refuse to present someone a set of 4 of anything - always other numbers like 2 or 6.
     
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    I used to live on 13th floor of apartment building and my door number was 1307. 13 is for bad lucks and 7 is for good lucks and the room brought me both good and bad lucks. ;)
     
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    So, what about being age. Is 13 is bad lucky? Oh I recall that there is 13 years old boy who become a father. tsk.
     
  11. Buffalo

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    :lol:
     
  12. Jiro

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    at my work - we don't have "13" floor but if you ask me - I don't believe in this silly superstition. :shrug:
     
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    I never knew that the many hospitals have no room # 13. Very interestin', because I didn't notice it when I used to go to the hospital for several surgeries in the past. I wasn't payin' attention to it. :lol:
     
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    I don't believe in all those things when it comes to number 13 :roll: We have floor 13 where I work ;)

    Jamie
     

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