Not only will be avoiding black cats and ladders in order to not make pacts with the devil?and?see the usual?onslaught of Jason Voorhees memes, but this Friday the 13th a piece of space debris, also referred to as “space junk” or “space waste,” will hurl towards the planet earth.
USA Today reports that the?space waste, named WT1190F, is actually a piece of rocket body and is expected to?enter Earth’s atmosphere in Sri Lanka and will burn up before it makes contact or plummet into the Indian Ocean around 1:19 a.m. E.T.?The European Space Agency says that the space junk will pose “little threat” and look really cool by when it produces a?brilliant light in the sky. You can read more about it on their website here.
While some people brush it off as superstitious mumbo jumbo, other take it so seriously that they create buildings without a 13th floor. Here’s?are facts about Friday the 13th and the number 13:
- On Friday, Oct. 13, 1307 King Philip arrested and tortured thousands of Knights of Templar members on accusations of blasphemy and sodomy, as he was set on destroying the Knights Templar and seizing their riches, according to Encyclopedia Britannica.
- Richard Rockefeller, son of David Rockefeller and great grandson of John D. Rockefeller, died in a plane crash in near Westchester County Airport on Friday, June 13, 2014 the same day of a full moon and solar flare. Conspiracy theorists say that the Rockefeller’s family has ties to the Knights Templar, and that his death?was a murder and an act of economical mafia warfare.
- The date also translates into?losses of millions in business and productivity as people tend to stay home and shy away from doing business, according to a 2010 CNBC.com report. Even Westchester Magazine wasn’t trying to leave the house last year on Friday the 13th:
Friday the 13th…full moon…Mercury in retrograde…anyone feel like just staying home today?
— Westchester Magazine (@WestchesterMag) June 13, 2014
- Franklin D. Roosevelt thought that 13 was unlucky and would avoid traveling on?Friday the 13th.
- Pagans see the number 13 as a lucky number because it is the number of full moons in a year, while other countries have “bad luck” or “superstitious” on different days like Tuesday the 13th in Spain or Friday the 17th in Italy.
You can binge out on more Friday the 13th facts in the YouTube video from Brain Stuff – How Stuff Works below: