Friday, June 13, 2008

Lucky Friday 13

Do you believe that whenever the 13th day of any months falls on a Friday its bad luck? Well I don't.

This myth has been on for so long, but thankfully, with a recent report published on the internet, Friday 13 is no longer considered as an unlucky day after all!

Unlucky for some? Dutch statisticians have established that Friday 13th, a date regarded in many countries as inauspicious, is actually safer than an average Friday.

A study published on Thursday by the Dutch Centre for Insurance Statistics (CVS) showed that fewer accidents and reports of fire and theft occur when the 13th of the month falls on a Friday than on other Fridays.

"I find it hard to believe that it is because people are preventatively more careful or just stay home, but statistically speaking, driving is a little bit safer on Friday 13th," CVS statistician Alex Hoen told the Verzekerd insurance magazine.

In the last two years, Dutch insurers received reports of an average 7,800 traffic accidents each Friday, the CVS study said. But the average figure when the 13th fell on a Friday was just 7,500.

There were also fewer incidents of fire and theft, although the average value of losses on Fridays 13th was slightly higher.

(Reporting by Tineke van der Struik; Editing by Catherine Evans)

Source: Yahoo News

3 comments:

Standtall said...

Will you believe me if I tell you that I didn’t know about any unlucky Friday until my boss mentioned it to me today?
Well, I still refuse to believe. I am a 13th baby though born on Thursday and in July too the best Month ever!!!

Dee! said...

I feel you! I am also a thirteen baby (November)... thirteen is indeed a lucky number!

Thanks for visiting.

Standtall said...

So we the 13th are simply great!!!

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