Today is Friday the 13th, and if you are one of the many thousands of superstitious people who fear this day and all that it brings... there's not much I can do to ease your mind. This is the third Friday the 13th of the year. Just to show you what a great sense of humor I have, here's Social Distortion's "Bad Luck."
There are 13 Moons in a year
There are 13 witches in a traditional coven
13 Notches on the horn carried by the Venus of Laussel
There are 13 Buddhas in some schools of thought in India
13 original colonies in America
The known universe is currently thought to be about 13.7 billion years
old, with an error of about one percent.
There are 13 zodiac constellations, which consist of the 12 signs in
the astrological zodiac and Ophiuchus.
In Judaism, 13 is considered a lucky number.
One explanation for this is that the word אחד echad, Hebrew for 'one' and thus a way of
describing the unique God, has the numerological value of 13 according
to the Gematria system.
The ancient Maya used the number 13 in the development of their
calendrical science which served as the basis of their cosmology as
well. The 13:20 ratio expresses the frequencies and cycles of
Creation, now scientifically verifiable through the latest discoveries
about the classical period Mayan Calendar.
In Sikhism, the number thirteen (13) is a number devoted to the
remembrance of God, therefore it is also considered lucky by people
who practice the Sikh faith.