Friday, 13 March 2009

Friday The 13th


















Okay everyone give it up for Friday the 13th. I got 4 out of 13 questions right. Let’s see how you do.

*What is the fear of Friday the 13th called?

Paraskevidekatriaphobia

Triskaidekaphobia

Tropophobia

Phengophobia

*Who directed the classic 1980 horror film Friday the 13th?

Sean S. Cunningham

Gun Jonsson

Martin Scorsese

Francis Ford Coppola

*Which politician was known to put off traveling by air or road on Friday the 13th?

Winston Churchill

Aneurin Bevan

Pitt the Younger

Clement Attlee

*Friday the 13th is said to be lucky for some. Who?

People born on Friday the 13th.

People who have psychic powers.

People who live at number 13.

People who find love on Friday the 13th.

*Which of the following events took place on Friday the 13th?

Karl Marx died.

A plane crashed in the Andes, and the survivors were forced to resort to cannibalism to survive.

Margaret Thatcher resigned.

The racehorse Shergar was kidnapped.

*What was discovered in a study published in the British Medical Journal in 1993 concerning Friday the 13th?

The risk of hospital admission as a result of a transport accident may be increased by as much as 52%.

The number of hospital admissions due to accidents was on average the same as on other Fridays.

More people drive on Friday the 13th in order to disprove the superstition.

Fewer than 5m people worldwide suffer from fear of Friday the 13th.

*What happened to Wall Street in the last five Friday the 13ths of the 1990s?

Half of all companies stopped trading.

The stock marked crashed.

A major investment group went bankrupt.

Share prices rose.

*What will members of the Friday the 13th club be doing when they meet in Philadelphia today?

Breaking mirrors, walking under ladders and crossing the paths of black cats.

Hiding under the table.

Assuring each other it is already Saturday the 14th.

Throwing salt over their left shoulders.

*Why did Lloyds of London stop insuring ships launched on Friday the 13th?

The day was made a statutory holiday for all members in 1865.

HMS Friday, captained by a man called Friday, disappeared soon after its launch.

The coffee shop where Lloyds originally met called Fridays burned down in its 13th year.

They all sank.

*When is Friday the 13th considered especially unlucky?

On a Good Friday

During the plague

Close to a full moon

When it snows

*Which country has omitted the number 13 from its national lottery?

Switzerland

Italy

America

Iceland

*What would French socialites known as quatorziens (fourteeners) attend, to bring the number of guests to 14 and prevent bad luck tainting an event?

Weddings

Birthdays

Dinner Parties

Funerals

*Who has predicted the world will end on Friday the 13th?

Nostradamus

Mystic Meg

The Mayans

The Delphic Sibyl


Answers

Paraskevidekatriaphobia

Sean S. Cunningham

Winston Churchill

People born on the 13th

A plane crashed in the Andes, and the survivors were forced to resort to cannibalism to survive.

The risk of hospital admission as a result of a transport accident may be increased by as much as 52%.

Share prices rose.

Breaking mirrors, walking under ladders and crossing the paths of black cats.

HMS Friday, captained by a man called Friday, disappeared soon after its launch.

On a Good Friday.

Italy

Dinner Parties

The Mayans

29 comments:

glorv1 said...

Oh geez I can't think this early. Sorry. I'm actually not superstitous about Friday the 13th. Those are great question thought and I can't wait to see the answers. Have a great Friday. (er., the 13th.)

Audrey said...

I had 8 correct! WOO HOO! I actually love Friday the 13th! For me, it is a GOOD day!
xoxoxo

Ziongirl said...

I love Friday the 13th........

Audrey said...

Ha ha ha! My hair is feeling pretty good today! Thanks for asking!
Have a wonderful weekend. And know Sweet Renee, I raise a glass to you REGULARLY! (sometimes I border on TOO regularly!)
xoxoxo

Shelly said...

I got 6 right ... I'm in denial about being a superstitious person but I have already done 1 backup at work (just to be safe) ... I'm thinking the only other thing I do is "no new shoes on a table" (just in case)... oh and no dirty laundry on Jan 1st (just to be safe) ... oh and the salt over the shoulder thing (just in case) ... Okay, I heading back to denial (tomorrow – just to be safe & just in case).

P.S. Friday the 13th has always been Mom’s lucky day, so good luck Mom!

Audrey said...

Oh man, I know all about that fucking scanxiety - I don't think that it ever goes away! And I can relate to the fears - my last visit to the Onc, he told me that I am too anxious because I identified that I seem to have one of Daria's symptoms. I know that it sounds crazy to him, but to me it is very real! But your daughter is also right - those scans are not going to give us anything we aren't already dealing with. I found that as time went on, I developed a love/hate relationship with the scans. Now I am disappointed if he doesn't order one up. I ask him. "How will you know that it isn't moving through my whole body???" He just shakes his head at me!

Sarah said...

Love Friday the 13th!! Wow I knew about half of them!! Very cool list Renee!!! Love, Sarah

Dreamers Dream said...

lol wow,
i got one right,
and that was a good guess
haha. xD
ah thats nice!
Medical students?
They should be honored :D
good luck!
haha;

my friday wasn't that bad at all,
except for the weather
it was all crappy but that's it,
and the time just wouldn't pass.

I hope yours won't be as boring and slow as mine!
xoxoHailey

Dreamers Dream said...

my goodness.
i think i posted the wrong comment on the wrong blog XD
crap.
haha;;;;;;

anyways!
I got 1 right- bleh,
good guess.
;)

have a great friday the 13th!

Anonymous said...

Okay, Okay, I got 4, BEET you, what ones did you get? I got (I have turned into you, all of a sudden I have become so competitive...lol)

Okay so anyway, I got:

Churchill
Prices Rose
Mirrors etc..
The Mayans

Oh,Oh there is my boss, ttyl
love
Colette

studio lolo said...

Zero, zip, NADA!!! I didn't gat any of them right :P

Yes, it moved from cervix to uterus but all of it was successfully removed. I count my lucky stars every day. It was 18 years ago Valentines Day.

And I know you celebrate now. I can feel it from here ;)

love,
Lolo

Micki said...

I got 5 right, but I think they were good guesses except for one which I definately knew! lol
Great quiz

Micki x

pinkglitterfae said...

interesting quiz, I got 7 right. Friday the 13th doesn't bother me at all, in fact, I may pick up a lottery ticket tonight :-)
have a great day!

Poetic Dreams said...

Having given birth to my daughter Today exactly 2 years ago on Friday the 13th. I too was born on it. I think it's a matter of how ya were raised to look at it. Hope ya have a wonderful day. Hugs~

Poetic Dreams said...

RYN: I was born 1 second from Valentine's Day. So Brittany was born 1 month to the day after my birthday.She blames me for not being born on my birthday. I told her she was the one who teased me with false labor.We did find out she was a month over due by the doctors estimates.

I did have my oldest daughter on my mom's birthday. My mom had my sister on my Grandma's birthday and My mother was born her her Grandma's birthday. So we kind of have a "That's Incredible" think going on.And all were girls. How funny is that?
Hugs~

Micki said...

Thanks for the lovely comments Renee.
Red nose day is a day where everyone in the UK raises money for charity here is the link if you'd like to know more!

http://www.rednoseday.com/

Paper ces said...

Hello Renne dear. Do you know how you can avoid being the 13th commenter? Create a Paper Renee, like Paper Rich or Paper Ces. I think Bella also has a Paper Bella. This is what we do. We take out our paper version and then leave a comment with our Paper Signature just like I am doing now except I am not the 13th commenter.

Jason Gusmann said...

i had to stop after i realized that i knew that sean cunningham directed the first friday the 13th movie, and there is no possible reason that should be taking up space in my brain. the 13th floor elevators cover was a great touch, tho!

Daria said...

I completely missed Friday the 13th ... well almost completely.

I didn't know one answer ... I'll blame it on the chemo ... NOT!

Tammy said...

I wanted to stop by and thank you for posting on my blog. I'm so glad you did! I read your courageous story and will keep you in my prayers. Today is my youngest brothers birthday ~ and yes, he was born on a Friday. =) Awesome post! Keep up the great blogging!

Bella Sinclair said...

Darn. I got a four.

Whoo, I was too busy yesterday to even notice it was Friday the 13th. All in all, though, I'd say it was a good day. A major event at school that was 6 weeks in the making finally happened and went off without a hitch. Yay. I was unburdened, in more ways than one. ;)

Lisa said...

sweetie, i dont know any of those, however i do know that my son JOSHUA was born on the 13th and he is fricken perfect( well as perfect as a 16 year old male can be !)

Linda said...

Well I was rubbish at that Renee! I just don't get superstition - its never meant anything to me...
We had a good Friday 13th - Red Nose Day in Britain of course, so full of laughter and kindness.
I'm glad you liked my Whimsy collage - thanks for your lovely comment.
Hope you are feeling well my friend.
Hugs
Linda x

lakeviewer said...

Renee, I'm glad I made you laugh hard. We do need distractions and laughter more than food sometimes. Thanks for taking the time to return and encourage me. Now I can cut up all I want. What am I becoming? It must be the meds, I swear. If mother only knew about these small pick-me-up days, she would have conquered all her fears. Love you too. I'm addicted actually. More is better, like chocolate.

lakeviewer said...

Now, about Friday the 13th: I grew up with all kinds of superstitions. I was born during the big war, in a small town in Italy that had already lost half of its buildings when the Allied forces settled in for a while and started dropping spam rations. I had my first solid food out of those cans. I can make a list so long that we can connect, coast to coast with all our spookiness.

Björnik said...

I passed on answering this last friday thinking it was badluck but today I only guessed 2 correctly!haha

one little acorn said...

I love this - I didn't know any of them, though I did guess a few correctly. How incredible that a country (Italy) has removed 13 from the lottery!! How crazy is that.
Cheers Renee

Mad Texter said...

This post was refreshing. I didn't realize it was actually Friday 13th until someone at work pointed it out to me. I actually keep 13 as my lucky number, as well as all odd numbers.

I've always thought of odd numbers as esthetically pleasing, and can't explain why. Uniformity and perfection are boring, but all things odd I find curious. Much like myself.

Besides, I have two black cats, and they cross my path all the time, and have always brought me good luck. Or maybe it's my Irish genes...who knows?

cat said...

Happy Saint Patrick's Eve! I'm still trying to finish a project for a friend of mine, so I haven't been visiting my favorite blogs. Yikes.

btw, I like the months that have friday the 13th, because those months start on a sunday...so the calendar looks very orderly. ya know?