Some say it's lucky others say it's unlucky.... I searched it's history...there's nothing to be afraid of really.
I like 13... since it's pretty much my birthdate.
If only there would be a 13th month.... I'd name it Elaramber.
Why Elaramber? Hehe. Find out yourself... and you would win a trip to Timbuktu. Hehe. *ok-i'm-only-joking*
Random 13 Little bits of Trivia
- The tune for the "A-B-C" song is the same as "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star." - *I'm sure most of you knows this by now...*
- The nursery rhyme Ring Around the Rosey is a rhyme about the plague. Infected people with the plague would get red circular sores ("Ring around the rosey..."), these sores would smell very badly so common folks would put flowers on their bodies somewhere (inconspicuously), so that it would cover the smell of the sores ("...a pocket full of posies..."), People who died from the plague would be burned so as to reduce the possible spread of the disease ("...ashes, ashes, we all fall down!")
- In Disney's "Fantasia", the Sorcerer's name is "Yensid" (Disney backwards.)
- M&M's stands for the last names of Forrest Mars, Sr., then candymaker, and his associate Bruce Murrie.
- Samuel Clemens aka Mark Twain was born on a day in 1835 when Haley's Comet came into veiw. When He died in 1910, Haley's Comet came into view again. In 1909, Twain is quoted as saying:
I came in with Halley's Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don't go out with Halley's Comet. The Almighty has said, no doubt: 'Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together. from: Wikipedia
- The original story from Tales of 1001 Arabian Nights begins, "Aladdin was a little Chinese boy."
- When a film is in production, the last shot of the day is the "martini shot".
- It is a misdemeanor to kill or threaten a butterfly, says City Ordinance No. 352 in Pacific Grove, California.
- Only 1/3 of the people that can twitch their ears can twitch only one at a time. - *Well, I'm not the 1/3, I can only twitch my ears but not one at a time.*
- "Speak of the Devil" is short for "Speak of the Devil and he shall come". It was believed that if you spoke about the Devil it would attract his attention. That's why when your talking about someone and they show up people say "Speak of the Devil"
- Mickey Mouse is known as "Topolino" in Italy, and "Musse Pigg" in Swedish.
- Originally there were 24 stars in the Paramount Logo but it was later reduced into 22.
- Rondeau is a poem with 13 lines.
- In Flanders fields the poppies blow
- Between the crosses, row on row,
- That mark our place, and in the sky,
- The larks, still bravely singing, fly,
- Scarce heard amid the guns below.
- We are the dead; short days ago
- We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
- Loved and were loved, and now we lie
- In Flanders fields.
- Take up our quarrel with the foe!
- To you from failing hands we throw
- The torch; be yours to hold it high!
- If ye break faith with us who die
- We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
- In Flanders fields.