Top 10 Llist Of Friday 13th Myths

1. Fear of Friday the 13th is called “Paraskavedekatriaphobia”, derived from three Greek words.

2. Any month that begins on a Sunday will contain a Friday the 13th, and there is at least one Friday the 13th in every calendar year.

3. Few people are prepared to marry on Friday the 13th. But in 1913 a pastor in Middletown, New Jersey, decrying the superstition, offered to marry couples free on that date.
3. Few people are prepared to marry on Friday the 13th. But in 1913 a pastor in Middletown, New Jersey, decrying the superstition, offered to marry couples free on that date.

4. Rossini, the composer, regarded Friday as an unlucky day and 13 as an unlucky number. He died on Friday November 13 1868.

5. One recent survey conducted in Asheville, North Carolina, claimed that 17 million to 21 million people in the United States are affected by Friday the 13th, avoiding taking flights or, in some cases, even getting out of bed.

6. On Friday October 13 1307, officers of King Philip IV of France carried out mass arrests in a well-coordinated dawn raid that left several thousand Templars – knights, sergeants, priests, and serving brethren – in chains, charged with heresy, blasphemy, various obscenities, and homosexual practices.

7. One theory is that the Friday the 13th superstitions originated in a Norse myth about 12 gods having a feast in Valhalla. The mischievous Loki crashed the party as an uninvited 13th guest and arranged for Hod, the blind god of darkness, to shoot Baldur, the god of joy and gladness, with a mistletoe-tipped arrow. Baldur was killed and the Earth was plunged into darkness and mourning as a result.

8. Researchers in 1993 found that on Friday the 13th fewer people were driving than normal, because of superstition, yet there were more transport accidents even though there were fewer vehicles on the road.

9. One view is that the Friday the 13th taboo stems directly from the Bible. Thirteen ate at The Last Supper and so that number was seen as unlucky; and Christ was crucified on a Friday, so that day was regarded as fatal.

10. In 1908, a senator from Oklahoma defied superstition by introducing 13 bills on Friday the 13th.

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29 Responses to "Top 10 Llist Of Friday 13th Myths"

  1. banana republic   April 13, 2012 at 9:12 am

    in zambia its a friday like any other unless you want to brainwash the masses as they did with the bible..

  2. Chisano   April 13, 2012 at 9:16 am

    yes lelo ni friday kunwa bébéle thats tradition here

  3. Lesa wabonse   April 13, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Fear of the unknown. Friday the 13 is just like any other day. am so happy because new lives are being born on this very day. “This is the day the Lord has made we shall rejoice and be glad in it”. so pick up your pieces fear no more the Lord is in control!

  4. kekeke   April 13, 2012 at 9:50 am

    I hope and PRAY may the AlMighty take me from this short life into the eternal life of the hereafter on a FRIDAY. Ameen.
    There is absolutly nathing wrong with Friday the 13th…these are wrong belives. Just ignore them.

  5. kaya   April 13, 2012 at 9:51 am

    what do u mean wen you say unlucky, nosens panutu nitola kale 5oopin.

  6. Tripoli   April 13, 2012 at 9:53 am

    WHATEVER…

  7. Dr. Dee   April 13, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Friday night fever! Kunwa lelo! Jilz njikata!

  8. FARL de II   April 13, 2012 at 10:54 am

    zambian national soccer team was hammered by Pharaohs by 4 goals to nil.friday the 13th, yaba!

  9. kaysands I   April 13, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Am proud to b Zed coz 2day is just like any other day..Others will b drinking,giving birth & doing o sorts of stuff

  10. chanda   April 13, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Its all about what you believe in. Of course all numbers have their meanings and significance. Look in the bible especially Daniel and the Revelation. I think its not right to say all those who believe the No.13 is unlucky have been brainwashed. For people to respect your beliefs, start by respecting theirs. Good day Brothers and sisters

  11. Tonga Bull   April 13, 2012 at 11:24 am

    friday 13th is just a normal day. two of my young cousins are celebrating their birthdays today and its going to be a joyful day.

  12. Uncle P   April 13, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Friday njikata,saturday ndekelako & pa-sunday kulondolola.Ok pela.Lets observe from this friday & let me know how many strange things each one of us is going to record(witness).

  13. CBU moma   April 13, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Should be top ten FACTS not myths, IMO.

  14. IDENTITY   April 13, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Trust in the lord no devil will rule this day.

  15. kaya   April 13, 2012 at 11:56 am

    @CBU MAMA…ubufi what facts tell us that bad thing that has happend to u or maybe oyu ar jst caused.

  16. REAL MAN   April 13, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Just enjoy the day as we enjoy the other days. If something bad happens to you or me it will happen to others nay be tomorrow or any other day. By the way, ask yourself: when do you wan to die?

  17. lovebird   April 13, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    tumfweko, check your spellings pliz. List has one L chapwa. Today, we shall drink, nokuchifwenkemuna. It just a day.

  18. The Pastor   April 13, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Friday the 13th is an unlucky number. It comes from the bible. Jesus was crucified on Friday. The man who betrayed him was the 13th disciple(when they were seated at the table for the last supper there were 13 disciples at the table Jesus himself being the first followed by John to his right then Peter and counting round the table ended with Judas Iscariot to Jesus’s immediate left. Note that this seating plan at the table is arrived at after examining John 13:21-30.

  19. Iris kaingu   April 13, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Nonsense,lelo nipa friday,drink&dance!

  20. Drewman   April 13, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    I am in Tunduma today and shall drink 13 Guiness stouts before crossing back home and have sex 13 times before midnight!

  21. mbonga   April 13, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    i actually like the day,coz of that film of the 80’s

  22. Deejay mac   April 13, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    what about those who were born on this day were they born unlucky?
    ansa me

  23. Victorio Chinyo   April 13, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery…Today is a Friday the 13!

  24. Andy1   April 13, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    its just like any other day.enjoy pipo.

  25. PF Minister   April 13, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    If you remember very well the Main post office in lusaka was blown up on friday the 13th were a southafrican man had his fingers blown off by a parcel bomb.that was in the late 80’s

  26. Uncle-Dizzy   April 14, 2012 at 2:33 am

    For us whether is Friday or 13th ni drinking chabe ni zwaa! Njikata! Get dizzy uncle.

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  28. SORRY   April 15, 2012 at 7:33 am

    What u fear most shall surely sort u out!Hey relax Friday the 13th shouldn’t freak u out,Its one of those recurring dates in your life just be glad in it!

  29. parity chizera musupi   April 15, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    That belief is primitive.it can only be 2 pipo who ar scared.