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    Luck Turns Bad: First 7/7/7, Now Friday the 13th

    Benjamin Radford
    Special to LiveScience
    LiveScience.com Fri Jul 13, 7:25 AM ET

    Our brains are hard-wired to search for meaning, to help us understand the world. For the most part, the brain does pretty well, but often people see patterns where they don’t exist. This happens in numerology, wherein people seek special significance in numbers.

    July 2007 is unique in that it has both an especially lucky and an especially unlucky day, both within a week of each other. The first date, July 7, was full of lucky sevens, while the luck supposedly runs out this Friday the 13th.

    ...more - http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/...wfridaythe13th

    Why Friday the 13th Is Unlucky
    From David Emery,
    Your Guide to Urban Legends and Folklore.

    I just finished reading the abstract of a study published in the British Medical Journal in 1993 entitled "Is Friday the 13th Bad for Your Health?" With the aim of mapping "the relation between health, behaviour, and superstition surrounding Friday 13th in the United Kingdom," its authors compared the ratio of traffic volume to the number of automobile accidents on two different days, Friday the 6th and Friday the 13th, over a period of years.

    Incredibly, they found that in the region sampled, while consistently fewer people chose to drive their cars on Friday the 13th, the number of hospital admissions due to vehicular accidents was significantly higher than on "normal" Fridays.

    ...more - http://urbanlegends.about.com/cs/his...y_the_13th.htm
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