A little bit of Q&A trivia quiz here all about St. Patrick’s Day. Some are easy, but you may learn a bit more about St. Paddy than you realized with several of these tidbits. Also, check out my other St. Patrick’s Day posting: Happy St Paddy’s Day! Not “Patty’s” More…
When the 113th Congress was sworn in last week, a new record was set. There were a total of 100 women between the House and Senate. The House of Representative brought forth 80 to join the 20 from the Senate. A record. Slowly the good ol’ white boy network is being whittled away – as it should be. More…
Another Friday the 13th has arrived, the third and last one this year. Did you know that exactly 13 weeks ago was a Friday, April 13? And that exactly 13 weeks before that was a Friday, January 13? The fact is that any leap year starting with a Sunday will have a Friday the 13th in January, April and July.
Three Friday the 13ths also happen in any non-leap year that starts on a Thursday. In that case, the Friday the 13ths come in February, March and November.
The year 2009 was the last time we had three non-leap-year Friday the 13ths. The next time will be the year 2015. Notice each of those years is three years before and after 2012.
When you are done and have read all the “Did you know’s…”, please click on “Page 2″ (right below the slideshow) for a little treat. It will only make sense if you go through and read all the slides.
To celebrate this date, here is a quiz on basic Friday the 13th trivia followed by some Friday the 13th and black cat humor. Best of luck on the quiz (just click the button to start), and beware of black cats today!
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Like so many people, I grew up watching M*A*S*H* and loved each and every character and episode. Harry Morgan, born April 10, 1915 died on December 7, 2011, was best known for his role at Colonel Sherman T. Potter in M*A*S*H* (1975–1983). His other roles were as Pete Porter in both December Bride (1954–1959) and Pete and Gladys (1960–1962), Detective Bill Gannon on Dragnet (1967–1970), Amos Coogan on Hec Ramsey (1972–1974), and AfterMASH (1983-1984). Additionally, Morgan appeared in more than 100 films. More…
Some interesting facts about the number 13….
1. Hospitals and hotels regularly have no room number 13.
2. Many cities don’t have a 13th Street or a 13th Avenue. This city tempted fate.
3. If you have 13 letters in your name, you’re said to have the devil’s luck. Like, this guy (Charles Manson).
4. Many airports skip the 13th gate.
5. Airplanes have no 13th aisle.
6. Italians omit the number 13 from their national lottery.
7. More than 80% of high rises lack a 13th floor.
8. On streets in Florence, Italy, the house between number 12 and 14 is addressed as 12 and a half.
9. Traditionally in hangings, there are 13 knots in the noose and 13 steps leading up to the moment of death.
10. French President Nicolas Sarkozy may know that in France, socialites called quatorziens (fourteeners) make themselves available as 14th guests to keep a dinner party from an unlucky fate.
11. Many say the No. 13 pointed to the ill-fated mission to the moon, Apollo 13.
12. Tarot Card number 13 is the Death Card, depicting the Grim Reaper.
13. Some say that the Babylonian Code of Hammurabi (circa 1780 B.C.E.) is to blame for the No. 13 woes since the 13th law is omitted.
Okay, I’m adding a 14th as this is interesting, and goes against the pattern of the number 13 being unlucky:
13 -1/2: While the number thirteen is widely considered unlucky, especially in western cultures, it actually remains a popular symbol of luck as tattoos.