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Friday 13th And Other Superstitions
 
# 1 : Friday 13-9-2013 @ 06:04
 
 
Are you superstitious about Friday 13th. I'm generally not a superstitious person but my English family friends were very superstitious about Magpies. Any time they spotted a single Magpie they would salute it to ward off bad luck. I still hold onto that superstition.
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# 2 : Friday 13-9-2013 @ 06:21
 
 
Oh Mango. You shouldn't have told me that today is Friday 13th. I'll be on tender hoofs all day.
Yeah i find the single magpie's almost infallible for warning me about impending danger when driving on narrow roads. Meet a single magpie and there's a car coming again me just around the next bend.
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# 3 : Friday 13-9-2013 @ 06:27
 
 
Someone said :
Oh Mango. You shouldn't have told me that today is Friday 13th. I'll be on tender hoofs all day.
Yeah i find the single magpie's almost infallible for warning me about impending danger when driving on narrow roads. Meet a single magpie and there's a car coming again me just around the next bend.

That's why you should salute him.
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# 4 : Friday 13-9-2013 @ 06:57
 
 
Someone said :

That's why you should salute him.

I heard a song on Radio one this year singing about the Devil's bird.
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# 5 : Friday 13-9-2013 @ 07:03
 
 
Today is the first time my birthday has landed on a Friday since my 21st
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# 6 : Friday 20-9-2013 @ 15:17
 
 
One for sorrow, two for joy, three for a girl and four for a boy............it goes on and oh yes there is Wiki...........just a mo!
One for sorrow,
Two for joy,
Three for a girl,
Four for a boy,
Five for silver,
Six for gold,
Seven for a secret never to be told.

This particular version is used in the Counting Crows song "A Murder of One."

In Ireland, it is common to recite "Five for a wedding"

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# 7 : Friday 20-9-2013 @ 15:18
 
 
Now I'm obsessed!..here's the ominous one;

One for sorrow
Two for mirth
Three for a funeral
Four for a birth
Five for heaven
Six for hell
Seven's the Devil his own self

The last line may be split and abbreviated as Seven's the De'il / his ane sel', which rhymes.
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# 8 : Friday 20-9-2013 @ 15:20
 
 
OK.......last one. Get 8 & 9 though.

In Yorkshire the Magpie Rhyme is as follows:

One for Sorrow
Two for Joy
Three for a Girl
Four for a Boy
Five for Silver
Six for Gold
Seven for a tale never to be told
Eight you Live
Nine you Die
Ten you eat a bogey pie!

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# 9 : Friday 20-9-2013 @ 15:21
 
 
Walking under a ladder..........apparently if you didn't have a gallows to hand from Ikea you could prop a ladder against a wall for that spontaneous hanging event.!
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# 10 : Friday 13-6-2014 @ 19:17
 
 
Solar storms! Full moon! Must be Friday the 13th

Common Western superstition says Friday the 13th is unlucky. But what does it say about a Friday the 13th with a full moon and solar flares that could create geomagnetic storms large enough to disrupt Earth's atmosphere?

We may find out this Friday.

NASA cameras captured three major solar flares this week -- events in which the sun hurls powerful bursts of matter into the atmosphere. When large enough, these bursts send shock waves -- called coronal mass ejections, or CMEs -- throughout space.

These shock waves pose no direct threat to humans, but sometimes, on days such as June 13, CMEs can be large enough to disrupt GPS, satellite communications and other atmospheric systems, according to NASA.

Just our luck.

"A CME ... has been observed moving at a flank from Earth and a glancing blow to Earth from this event is expected on June 13," said the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in a statement. "An outside chance of at most G1 (Minor) Geomagnetic storms remains in the forecast."

Translation: Despite the ominous "glancing blow" language, there's no reason to be alarmed. The disruption of communication systems in the atmosphere is still unlikely, even with the impending solar storms.

People in remote areas of the Northern Hemisphere may even get a light show Friday night. Some scientists believe the storms will produce brightly colored auroras visible in the night sky, although others disagree.

Either way, it's been awhile since we've seen such as an event. The last major CME to hit Earth came in 1859.

Tony Phillips, curator of SpaceWeather.com, analyzed the last 17 Friday the 13ths "for fun" in response to a CNN request. He concluded that Friday's solar-related activity was an outlier.

"Of course, there is no actual correlation between solar flares and Friday the 13th," he said in an e-mail to CNN. "(But) today ... is shaping up to be the most active of the past 10 years, albeit not by a wide margin. Friday the 13th in May 2005 was similar."

Phillips, who is also production editor for science at NASA, categorized only four Friday the 13ths in the last decade as "high solar activity."

Thus, NOAA remains on watch.

According to its website, "forecasters are keeping a close eye on the Sun and we will update you should conditions warrant it."

Solar activity varies in its intensity, but there has been an uptick in solar flares and related episodes in recent years. This is not a surprise. This week, NASA released a statement dubbing this new solar activity a natural occurrence and part of the star's cycle of life.

They called it a "mini-max." Because, historically speaking, it's not that bad.

"This solar cycle continues to rank among the weakest on record," said NASA adviser Ron Turner in a post online. "In the historical record, there are only a few Solar Maxima weaker than this one."

He has a point.

In all likelihood, the Earth's atmosphere, satellite systems and humans all will remain unaffected by the solar flares and their corresponding CMEs.

Well, maybe we are lucky after all.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/13/tech/innovation/solar-storms-friday etc ...
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# 11 : Friday 13-6-2014 @ 19:47
 
 
I don't even think about Friday 13th, nothing spoils my Friday feeling buzz
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# 12 : Tuesday 15-7-2014 @ 09:13
 
 
It's Saint Swithin's Day today. The myth goes that if it rains today it will rain for the next 40 days. Which I suppose isn't so much of a superstition rather a normal Irish summer.
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# 13 : Tuesday 15-7-2014 @ 09:14
 
 
Nope. It comes from a Christian superstition of Jesus as the 13th Apostle killed on Good Friday.
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# 14 : Tuesday 15-7-2014 @ 15:02
 
 
Someone said :
Nope. It comes from a Christian superstition of Jesus as the 13th Apostle killed on Good Friday.

you obviously weren't superstitious when you made this post!
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# 15 : Friday 13-11-2015 @ 20:02
 
 
Friday 13th today. Nearly in bed now and the day went fine. I forgot about it being Friday 13th for most of the day.
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