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Friday, November 13th 2015…. — November 13, 2015

Friday, November 13th 2015….

How lucky are you? Do you really believe in luck at all?  Ever wondered why Hotels never had a 13th Floor?  Or why black cats are associated for bad luck, especially on this day? The number 13, for centuries have been associated with bad luck; and I’ve surfed the net for answers to all these questions.  Over the years I’ve come across tons of explanations, but this one is the one that really sparked my interest, mainly because it included a few I’ve never heard of them before.

THE origin of why Friday the 13th is considered such an unlucky day goes back hundreds of years and is shrouded in mystery.   However, there are strong hints around as to why the date which made Jason and hockey masks so infamous is considered unlucky.

1. For a start there is October 13, 1307, the date from where the modern basis for the Friday the 13th superstition is most likely to come from.
It was on this day that the Pope of the Roman Catholic church, in combination with the King of France, sentenced a monastic military order known as the Knights Templar to death and ordered the torture and crucifixion of their leader.
2. The sixth day of the week, Friday, and the number 13 are each considered to be unlucky in their own right, and when combined they are doubly bad.

The reason why Friday is considered such an unlucky day could date as far back as biblical times. Many negative biblical events took place on a Friday, including the ejection of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden, the start of the Great Flood, and the crucifixion of Jesus.

3. Friday’s position as the unlucky day may have been strengthened by it being the day of execution of criminals for many years, commonly called Hangman’s Day.

The number 13 has also been associated with bad luck for hundreds of years.

4. Scandinavians believed 13 signified bad luck because their 13th mythological Loki was an evil one who brought great misfortune upon humans.

5. Christians look to the Last Supper for their suspicion of the number 13. Thirteen was the number of guests at the table, the 13th person being Judas the traitor.

6. Meanwhile, some say the number 13 was purposely vilified by the priests of patriarchal religions because it represented femininity. Thirteen corresponded to the number of lunar (menstrual) cycles in a year, and the number was revered in prehistoric goddess-worshipping cultures.

7. Hindus believed that it was unlucky for 13 people to gather in one place.

Of course, all these possible explanations are just speculation and guesswork, but that does not stop a lot of people cowering away whenever a Friday the 13th comes around.
* Paraskevidekatriaphobia- fear of Friday the 13th!

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Today’s Inspiration…. —

Today’s Inspiration….

Feel Good Friday —

Feel Good Friday

It’s FELL GOOD FRIDAY……….Friday is always the most happening and loved day of the week; mainly because it’s usually the last working day in almost every countries around the world. If Friday doesn’t signify the end of your work week, and you’re working through the  weekend. Life’s Short….So enjoy anyways!!!
Tina Turner sang the lead on a track titled “A Fool in Love,” which was released as “Ike and Tina Turner,” and became a huge R&B success, quickly crossing over into the pop charts. Not long after, they, along with their group was touring as the Ike and Tina Turner Review, becoming well-known for their electrifying stage performances; capitalizing on the success of “A Fool in Love” by releasing a string of successful follow-up singles in 1961, including “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine,” “Poor Fool” and “Proud Mary,” which was later released in 1991 as a cover album.

Here’s Ike and Tina (the artist of the Month) gliding you into the weekend with one of their hits from the 60s………..

It starts slow, but wait for it……..Rollin, rollin, rollin on da river!!

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