The superstitious among you may be rubbing your lucky rabbit’s foot or tossing salt over your left shoulders to ward off bad luck as Friday 13th comes again.
There is no concrete evidence as to why people fear the date and day combination so much, but like many superstitions, it has become ingrained in Western culture.
While the English and American’s aren’t very fond of the date, some cultures in the East think that the number 13 brings good luck. We much prefer that thinking and have some big bingo jackpots available that are sure to change someone’s luck for the better! You can win £13,000 in Costa Crazy which plays every Friday at 10:00pm. There’s a £10,000 jackpot for full house and a £3,000 bonus pot for 1TG and 2TG players!
Thirteen fun facts about thirteen:
- A fear of the number 13 is called triskaidekaphobia.
- A fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskavedekatriaphobia. The doctor who invented it told his patients that they would be cured when they learned to say it!
- Any month that starts on a Sunday contains a Friday the 13th.
- There is at least one Friday the 13th in every calendar year.
- The longest period that can occur without a Friday the 13th is fourteen months.
- There are 13 stripes in the flag of the USA. The 13 stripes represent the original 13 colonies that rebelled against British rule. These 13 colonies became the first 13 states.
- There are thirteen loaves in a baker’s dozen. This dates back to medieval England, when punishment was severe for bakers who cheated their customers. To be safe, they gave an extra loaf with every 12 sold!
- According to Mr. Krabs on Spongebob Squarepants, there are 13 dirty words.
- A lace anniversary celebrates the 13th year.
- Rugby league is played with 13 on a team. Rugby union is played with 15.
- In Italy, 13 is considered a lucky number. The expression fare tredici (‘to do 13’) means ‘hit the jackpot’. Try saying it the next time you get a full house!
- Since July this year, 1,573 roomies have bingoed on the number 13.
- There is a £13,000 jackpot prize fund this Friday in the Costa Crazy bingo game! Play at 10:00pm!