Friday 13th…

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  1. arkitect macrumors 601

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    So… not that I am superstitious or anything. :D

    Anyone had a run of bad luck or ill fortune today?

    Closest I had was nearly being swiped of my bike by a massive Chelsea tractor swerving onto the wrong side of the road.
    And I was only out to get some flowers for tomorrow… :eek:
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I've been working around the house all day, one might consider that bad luck ...

    But, I am off of actual work today.
     
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    I didn't even realize it was Friday the 13th until this thread. :eek:
     
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    I am thinking about going to the movies, but I gotta study for my finals!
     
  7. LeahM macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't realize it was Friday the 13th until I read this thread.

    But... I was emptying the dish tray and my silverware (still being in the tray) fell into the sink.

    Unfortunate? yes, but it was my own stupidity.
     
  8. TK B$K macrumors 6502

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    So far not so good, just got back from the emergency room, i accidentaly stepped on my bong.. as it was cover in cloths sitting on my floor. Sliced my foot open and got me 12 stiches. Call it bad luck but now finnaly i have a reason to buy that 4footer ive always wanted! :D

    Happy Friday The 13th!
     
  9. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    I can't think of Friday the 13th without thinking of Pogo. One of the running gags in the strip was that Friday the 13th could fall on any day of the week and be the cause of consternation.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Aea macrumors 6502a

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    I'm moving today :D

    The only bad luck I'm going to have is with one incompetent company called Qwest.
     
  11. SteveMobs macrumors 6502

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    I didn't even realize it was friday the 13th.

    Oh well, it's bad luck to believe in superstition anyways.
     
  12. yoppie macrumors 6502a

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    So far, so good. I was almost side-swiped this morning in the car but thankfully it didn't happen.
     
  13. Doctor Q Administrator

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    There's another Friday the 13th next month (28 days from now). Does that make it a streak of bad luck?
     
  14. schizoidwoman macrumors regular

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    I wanted to finish at 4 but ended up with a stream of people coming to my office so didn't get out until nearer 5 and then Barclaycard rang me to enquire about possible fraud on my account... the suspicious transaction?

    79p from iTunes!

    So not bad luck but more "agh" for Friday afternoon!
     
  15. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    Week7 is First of Friday the 13th of 2009 (2/13/09 or 13/2/09)

    Week 11 is Second of Friday the 13th of 2009 (3/13/09 or 13/3/09)

    Week 46 is the Third of Friday the 13th of 2009 (11/13/09 or 13/11/09)
     
  16. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Holy crap! Three this year, we're doomed!
     
  17. bartelby macrumors Core

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    No more than usual.
     
  18. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Or it could be interpreted as six this year if you go by math terms and make Friday the 13th a variable (We'll call Friday the 13th "F"). Or means union or U so it would be 2/13/09 U 13/2/09 U 3/13/09 U 13/3/09 U 11/13/09 U 13/11/09 also written as {F|F = 2/13/09, 13/2/09, 3/13/09, 13/3/09, 11/13/09, 13/11/09} :eek: :p
     
  19. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    That's too much math for me.
     
  20. mak10 macrumors regular

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    it only happens 3 times in the same year, once every 11 years... seems more than usual to me.
     
  21. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I meant we're no more doomed than usual...
     
  22. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Trivia

    By a statistical quirk, the 13th of the month falls on a Friday more often than it falls on another day of the week. Strange but true.
     
  23. Tom B. macrumors 65816

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    The worst thing that happened to me today was oversleeping by three and a half ****ing hours!!

    About 50 people on a plane in New York did...
     
  24. bartelby macrumors Core

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    That's quite interesting.

    Last year I produced a load of mortality statistics for the last 30 years for England and Wales.
    For:
    Friday the 13th
    other 13th of the months
    and other Fridays.

    It's a very, statistically, insignificant date for mortality.
     
  25. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    Since you are good with formulas when is the next April Friday the 13th? That's my birthday--I had couple prior birthdays on Friday the 13th and am looking forward to the next one.
     

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