Fun Facts About the Number 13

Today is my son’s 13th birthday, and it’s the year 2013, so I decided to gather some facts about the number 13. Is it a lucky or unlucky number? Decide for yourself after checking these links!

13 (number) from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (general information)

Number Database: The Number 13 (math facts)

“13 Reasons People Think the Number 13 is Unlucky,” from MentalFloss (history and culture)

Triskaidekaphobia from Wikipedia (from Greek tris meaning “3”, kai meaning “and”, deka meaning “10” and phobos meaning “fear”)

Triskaidekaphobia from Wolfram’s MathWorld (fear of the number 13)

The Biblical Meaning of the Number 13 (Bible references)

The Number 13 : Number of Blessings, Number of Hope (see also: PDF number 13)

“Is 13 really unlucky? The numbers say no,” from NBC News (science and statistics)

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