Happy New Year! Can you believe it's 2013?
There's so much negativity associated with the number 13, but we don't want to focus on that, do we? Luckily, I got an email from Lorna's Laces yesterday, and it contained this wonderful list that I just had to share:
Interesting Things About the Number 13
Thirteen degrees is the distance the moon moves around the earth each day.
It takes 13 days for a full moon to change into a new moon, and another 13 days for it to change back again.
The last supper had a table set for 13.
Because there were 13 colonies on the first day of independence, we count 13 stripes on the American flag.
Tradition states that 13 witches are required for a coven.
Experiences has proven that 13 turns of the knot is what it takes for a noose to do its deadly deed.
A deck of cards is dressed in four suits of 13 cards each.
Bakers knead 13 biscuits to make a dozen.
13 is a prime number, a happy number, and a fibonacci number.
13 proved to be a lucky number for Wilt Chamberlain.
But despite all this positive evidence, those suffering from triskaidekaphobia are terrified of the number 13.
To those scaredy-cats, along with our members, family, and friends, Knitting Daily
wishes you the best in 2013!
P.S. Thanks to Robert at Petrick Design—a company whose name has 13 letters—for this fun list.