OK I have decided to try everyday blogging about my boring life ... well sometimes my heart rate goes up ... so I am gonna try to devote a lil time to this blog every other day and see what I get.

With that said (and typos excused please) here we go !!!!

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 5:26 am    Post subject: Paraskevidekatriaphobics Reply with quote Edit/Delete this post Delete this post

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, behavior, 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.

Their conclusion:

"Friday 13th is unlucky for some. The risk of hospital admission as a result of a transport accident may be increased by as much as 52 percent. Staying at home is recommended."

Paraskevidekatriaphobics — people afflicted with a morbid, irrational fear of Friday the 13th — must be pricking up their ears just now, buoyed by seeming evidence that their terror may not be so irrational after all. But it's unwise to take solace in a single scientific study — the only one of its kind, so far as I know — especially one so peculiar. I suspect these statistics have more to teach us about human psychology than the ill-fatedness of any particular date on the calendar.

So ... I am wondering has anything out of the ordinary ever happened to anyone here on this date ?
"You bet I did, and I enjoyed it," ~ Mayor Bloomberg