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06-13-2014, 02:05 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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TGIF y'all! beercheer.gif

How superstitious are you? Do you believe in bad mojo associated with the number 13?

I'm not very superstitious, but sometimes I wonder.... 13.gif

İmage
06-13-2014, 02:22 PM #2
bohica Member
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At NY Presbyterian Hospital, they have a 13th floor, and someone remarked about it in the elevator last week. I just looked at the couple and stated: we're in a building filled with scientists and medical pros, they won't give much credence to superstition.
I thought Friday the 13th was considered unlucky because of some knights Templars who were hung on a day they were assembled for a "meeting".

There's plenty of room for all God's creatures. Right next to the mashed potatoes!
06-13-2014, 02:34 PM #3
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Is it true that the origin of this ominous and foreboding superstition originates from the date of the day and month that christ was crucified on a friday the thirteenth?!
06-13-2014, 02:35 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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Quote:It also seems as if unexplained fears surrounding the number 13 are a primarily Western construct. Some cultures, including the Ancient Egyptians, actually considered the number lucky, while others have simply swapped numbers as the base of their phobias—4 is avoided in much of Asia, for example. According to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina, more than 80 percent of hi-rise buildings in the United States do not have a 13th floor, and the vast majority of hotels, hospitals and airports avoid using the number for rooms and gates as well.

http://www.history.com/news/ask-history/...-number-13

I don't think that number is avoided in buildings here, but you'd be hard pressed to find a building that tall to begin with chuckle.gif
06-13-2014, 02:40 PM #5
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İmage
06-13-2014, 02:57 PM #6
bohica Member
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"I don't think that number is avoided in buildings here, but you'd be hard pressed to find a building that tall to begin with "

A lot of NYC buildings use the 13th floor as a machinery/pump floor, and that hospital is the ONLY building I've EVER seen with a 13th floor.

It dosen't make much sense to build less than the maximum allowable height building in Manhattan, and if they do, they build with steel sized to add the additional weight of the rest of the building in the future.

The Port Authority Bus Terminal, on 42nd & 8th, was built to carry 40 floors on top of it. It presently stands at 4 floors.

There's plenty of room for all God's creatures. Right next to the mashed potatoes!
06-13-2014, 03:23 PM #7
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There are no 13th floors around here which is rather ridiculous,especially knowing how every floor should be a 69th,well every floor and carpet i've ever had the pleasure of knowing has always ended up being a 69 sooner or later and even stranger is how no one will even speak the number 13 around here like if an item costs $6.13 the cashier will say "that will be six twelve or that will be six fourteen" ha haa haaa haaaa haaaaa (*-*)

06-13-2014, 04:16 PM #8
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İmage

Biere.
06-13-2014, 04:30 PM #9
Octo Mother Superior
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İmage
06-13-2014, 05:17 PM #10
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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İmage
06-13-2014, 05:23 PM #11
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06-13-2014, 06:24 PM #12
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06-14-2014, 02:16 AM #13
bohica Member
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Full moon too.
Hope everything is quiet tonight in Finland, you know how they get over there with the moon and all.

There's plenty of room for all God's creatures. Right next to the mashed potatoes!
06-14-2014, 11:51 AM #14
Octo Mother Superior
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It was a very quiet night. It's solstice next Friday so all energy needs to be conserved for those festivities.
06-14-2014, 02:17 PM #15
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Solstice time again? Hey, I've been at Kritterbox exactly one year this month. BaconDance.gif

One big freakin experience (we didn't go this time).




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