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Why The Number 13 Is Considered To Be The Most Unlucky Number (13 pics)

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People everywhere think of the number 13 as an unlucky number. It might seem like a crazy superstition, but when you find out why you might start to think the number is unlucky too.

First up, there’s a Norse legend that has 12 gods sitting down to a banquet when the uninvited Loki shows up, making it a party of 13. He killed one of the gods, resulting in Ragnarok— the death of several gods, natural disasters, basically the biggest catastrophe on earth that left only two human survivors.

1 Why The Number 13 Is Considered To Be The Most Unlucky Number (13 pics)

Who else showed up to a dinner party of 12 and made it 13? Judas. At the Last Supper. You know, the one that betrayed Jesus.


2 Why The Number 13 Is Considered To Be The Most Unlucky Number (13 pics)

Christians also believe that Jesus was crucified on a Friday. Researchers think that the date could possible be something like April 3rd, 33 AD, but the 13th still shows up again, because many Christians believe that the whole Cain and Abel debacle happened on that date.


3 Why The Number 13 Is Considered To Be The Most Unlucky Number (13 pics)

There used to be 13 steps that led up to the gallows.


4 Why The Number 13 Is Considered To Be The Most Unlucky Number (13 pics)

Apollo 13 is the only unsuccessful moon mission so far. An oxygen tank exploded and the survival of the astronauts was really up in the air (no pun intended) for days until they all came home safely.


5 Why The Number 13 Is Considered To Be The Most Unlucky Number (13 pics)

On Friday, October 13th, 1307, the Knights Templar were all arrested and executed.



6 Why The Number 13 Is Considered To Be The Most Unlucky Number (13 pics)

It was once believed that a coven was made up of exactly 13 witches, although now it’s just considered to be a group of any number.


7 Why The Number 13 Is Considered To Be The Most Unlucky Number (13 pics)

An old superstition says that if you have 13 letters in your name, you’ve got the devil’s luck. It may sound stupid, but Charles Manson, Jack the Ripper, Jeffrey Dammer, Theodore Bundy and Albert De Salvo all have 13 letters. Disregard middle names.


8 Why The Number 13 Is Considered To Be The Most Unlucky Number (13 pics)

In numerology, the number 12 is considered to be the depiction of perfection and completion. Trying to improve on perfection is never a good idea.


9 Why The Number 13 Is Considered To Be The Most Unlucky Number (13 pics)

Kids are officially teenagers at the age of 13, the scariest phase of their lives.


10 Why The Number 13 Is Considered To Be The Most Unlucky Number (13 pics)

The Thirteen Club was a group in the late 1800s that really wanted to debunk the legend that 13 people at a table would always result in the death of one of them the next year. They would meet on the 13th of the month and have a 13-person dinner. To make things even more interesting they would spill salt on the table— and NOT throw it over their shoulders (shocking).
They fined members 13 cents for showing up late. 5 presidents were members of this strange club: Benjamin Harrison, Grover Cleveland, William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt and Chester A. Arthur.


11 Why The Number 13 Is Considered To Be The Most Unlucky Number (13 pics)

On Friday, October 13th, 1972, Uruguyan Air Force Flight 571 crashed in the Andes, killing 29 people. That exact same day, 174 people were killed when a Soviet Aeroflot crashed in a lake about half a mile from the runway.


12 Why The Number 13 Is Considered To Be The Most Unlucky Number (13 pics)

Mr. Krabs on “Spongebob Squarepants” says there are 13 dirty words. When Squidward responds and says there are only 7, Mr. Krabs says “Not if you’re a sailor.”


13 Why The Number 13 Is Considered To Be The Most Unlucky Number (13 pics)


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№1 Author: Jockey straddler (19 May 2016 11:00) Total user comments: 705


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Naah..!!!
I take number 13 to be just like any other number.
I don't want to stress myself over some superstitious bullsh*t.. 02
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