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  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Lisbon Honey Moon

    06/21/2014 1:46:10 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    NASA ^ | June 21, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: The Sun set on Friday the 13th as a full Honey Moon rose, captured in this well-planned time-lapse sequence. Lisbon, Portugal's Christ the King monument is in the foreground, about 6 kilometers distant from camera and telephoto lens. During the days surrounding today's solstice (June 21, 10:51 UT) the Sun follows its highest arc through northern hemisphere skies as it travels along the ecliptic plane. At night the ecliptic plane is low, and the Full Moon's path close to the ecliptic was also low, the rising Moon separating more slowly from the distant horizon. Northern moon watchers were likely...
  • Friggatriskaidekaphobiacs: Why Do So Many People Fear Friday-the-13th?

    09/13/2013 2:48:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Sunday, October 13, 2013 ^ | Sunday, October 13, 2013
    The combination of sixth day of the week and the number 13 have foreboding reputation worldwideFriday the 13th is a special day that is tied to numerous myths and superstitions. This phenomenon happens at least once a year. But never more than three times a year, according to various reports. For people afflicted with a morbid, irrational fear of Friday-the-13th, or friggatriskaidekaphobiacs as they are clinically known as, this 'day of apocalypse' is a difficult one to get through. For those who fear this day, simply look out for months that start on a Sunday. There will be a Friday...
  • Source: 9/11 Terror Detainees Face Trial in N.Y.

    11/13/2009 3:48:30 AM PST · by Cindy · 91 replies · 3,135+ views
    (AP) via FOXNEWS.com ^ | Friday, November 13, 2009 | n/a
    Source: 9/11 Terror Detainees Face Trial in N.Y. Friday, November 13, 2009 WASHINGTON — Self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other Guantanamo Bay detainees will be sent to New York to face trial in a civilian federal court, an Obama administration official said Friday. The official said Attorney General Eric Holder plans to announce the decision later in the morning. The official is not authorized to discuss the decision before the announcement, so spoke on condition of anonymity.
  • 13 Facts About Friday the 13th

    02/13/2009 12:14:30 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 40 replies · 1,014+ views
    http://www.livescience.com/ ^ | Thu Feb 12, 10:30 pm ET
    Here are 13 more facts about the infamous day, courtesy of Fernsler and some of our own research: 1. The British Navy built a ship named Friday the 13th. On its maiden voyage, the vessel left dock on a Friday the 13th, and was never heard from again. 2. The ill-fated Apollo 13 launched at 13:13 CST on Apr. 11, 1970. The sum of the date's digits (4-11-70) is 13 (as in 4+1+1+7+0 = 13). And the explosion that crippled the spacecraft occurred on April 13 (not a Friday). The crew did make it back to Earth safely, however. 3....
  • SURPRISE! Dems Break Promise: Stimulus Bill to Floor Friday

    02/12/2009 6:51:09 PM PST · by cc2k · 235 replies · 12,874+ views
    Human Events ^ | 02/12/2009 | Connie Hair
    In a press conference Thursday, the House Republican leadership spoke candidly about being kept out of the House-Senate conference on the Obama-Pelosi-Reid so-called “economic stimulus” bill. They confirmed they had not yet seen the text of the bill as of 4 p.m. <SNIP> The fact that the Demos have now broken their promise to have the public able to see the bill for 48 hours may drive more Dems into the Republican camp. “[I] don’t know, ‘cause they haven’t seen the bill either,” Boehner said. “The American people have a right to know what’s in this bill,” Rep. Mike Pence...
  • Freaky Friday: It will be hog heaven in Port Dover come June 13

    06/04/2008 9:44:19 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 4 replies · 72+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | June 4, 2008 | Steve Veale
    PORT DOVER, Ont. -- "Get your motor runnin' Head out on the highway Lookin' for adventure And whatever comes our way" -- Steppenwolf The buzzing sound is like a bunch of angry hornets disturbed by some careless kid whacking their nest with a stick. It fills the air for miles and lasts all day long. That buzzing is actually the sound of thousands of motorcycles rolling down the highway. If you live in Norfolk County, it can only mean one thing -- it must be Friday the 13th. Whenever that date appears during the year, bikers, riders and motorcycle enthusiasts...
  • 'Friday the 13th' returns to Blairstown

    08/26/2007 1:31:09 PM PDT · by Coleus · 323+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | July 12, 2007 | Mike Frassinelli
    Jason lives! More than a quarter century after it premiered, the horror cult classic "Friday the 13th" will be shown tomorrow night to moviegoers in the Warren County town where it was filmed. When patrons at Roy's Hall theater in Blairstown see the slasher flick at 6:30 and again at 8:30, they will have the unique experience of watching it from a building seen in the 1980 film. "It's not often you get to see a classic slasher film in the environment in which it was filmed," said Robert Armin, artistic director of the theater at 30 Main St.. "It...
  • Pope Set to Make Mark on U.S. Church

    04/13/2007 6:54:57 AM PDT · by Frank Sheed · 2,576 replies · 12,559+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | April 12, 2007 | ERIC GORSKI (AP Religion Writer)
    Two years into his reign, Pope Benedict XVI is finally poised to make a major mark on American Catholicism with a string of key bishop appointments and important decisions about the future of U.S. seminaries and bishops' involvement in politics. Benedict's election on April 19, 2005, shook liberals and comforted conservatives who expected a doctrinal hard-liner. So far, they have found an easier hand - and someone who has not made the United States much of a priority. When Benedict has gained attention, it has mostly been on the world stage, focusing on the re-Christianization of Europe, Islam and mending...
  • The Official Friday Silliness Thread: Bring Your Own Silliness

    10/12/2006 10:38:45 PM PDT · by sully777 · 158 replies · 4,127+ views
    The Unoffical Billy Mays Fan Club ^ | October 13, 2006 (13 October 2006) | sully777
    IT'S FRIDAY IN PARADISE! Today's OFST is low budget. I'm nearing the conclusion of vacation time and much as one loves eating, drinking, sleeping, drinking, sleeping, eating, drinking, sleeping, and enjoying a carefree existence, I miss home and hearth. In other words, I'm down to my last dime and there's work piling up. I can't access much on my hotel computer so I will rely on the men, women, chinese acrobats, freaks, aliens, and undead horror movie villains to make this Friday the 13th the silliest thread. Have a great Friday the 13th. I miss all you FReaks. Until Sunday,...
  • Friday the 13th

    01/13/2006 2:55:01 AM PST · by Glenn · 42 replies · 509+ views
    01/13/2005
    Is superstition alive and well in these enlightened times? I'm taking a vacation day -- just in case.
  • Paraskevidekatriaphobia

    01/13/2006 5:46:01 AM PST · by Fierce Allegiance · 36 replies · 949+ views
    FA ^ | FA
    Paraskevidekatriaphobics have a morbid fear of Friday the 13th.
  • 25 years later, you can still hear the screams, Shot in Jersey, "Friday the 13th slashed its way..

    11/26/2005 10:43:31 AM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies · 509+ views
    The Star Ledger ^ | 06.13.05 | MIKE FRASSINELLI
    It was the summer camp equivalent of "Jaws." Instead ofscaring people out of the water, the first "Friday the 13th" movie had people shaking like a leaf when they went into the woods. But unlike the buzz that surrounded the making of "Jaws," no one could have predictedtriskaidekaphobia -- fear of the number 13 -- would grip the nation after the movie opened on ... you guessed it, Friday, June 13, 1980. Made for under $1 million and released 25 years ago today, the movie was shot over a fewmonths in Blairstown and around Warren County. Lead actress Betsy Palmer,...
  • The FRIDAY THREAD from the FReeper Canteen ~ FRIDAY, the 13th! ~ Friday, May 13, 2005!

    05/12/2005 7:46:57 PM PDT · by tomkow6 · 668 replies · 6,347+ views
    The Canteen Crew, and FRiends of the Canteen | May 13, 2005
        For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.     Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!       ...walk under ladders?....throw salt over your shoulder?.....black cat cross your path?.....lucky horse shoes?......Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home......Skin Of Your Teeth?.........3 lights on a match?......did you drop the scissors?....were you singing before seven?.... did you bite you tongue?...Are you superstitious?It's Friday the 13th with so much to dread. Some people ignore it and just stay in bed. Silly Superstitions It's bad luck to walk...
  • why did you ban me? (ZOT!!! What is the sound of one troll frying?)

    05/13/2005 9:17:36 AM PDT · by janet_leeds · 216 replies · 6,348+ views
    janet_leeds
    Yes. I am new to this website and was wondering why my account was banned? I posted an article I wrote about how Buddhism not Islam is a threat to America and is the fastest growing religion instead of Islam. I noted how Buddhism denies the existence of God and the divinity of Christ, I also made note of how Buddhists practice an evil satanic ceremony called doku. It is a ritual where Buddhist monks use a doku drum made of the hide of a white christian baby to conjure up demons for human sacrifice. Using three fingers they beat...
  • Friday the 13th

    05/13/2005 6:29:16 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 35 replies · 804+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 8/12/2004 | John Roach
    The guy is wrong ... Friday the 13th stems from the day (actually, the evening) that the avenging Angel of the Lord descended onto Egypt. It was, indeed, a good idea that night to stay indoors!
  • Scientist: Asteroid May Hit Earth in 2029

    12/23/2004 8:24:16 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 336 replies · 11,416+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 12/23/04 | JOHN ANTCZAK
    Scientist: Asteroid May Hit Earth in 2029 Thu Dec 23, 5:40 PM ET By JOHN ANTCZAK, Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES - There's a 1-in-300 chance that a recently discovered asteroid, believed to be about 1,300 feet long, could hit Earth in 2029, a NASA (news - web sites) scientist said Thursday, but he added that the perceived risk probably will be eliminated once astronomers get more detail about its orbit.   There have been only a limited number of sightings of Asteroid 2004 MN4, which has been given an initial rating of 2 on the 10-point Torino Impact Hazard...
  • Always In The Place(My Naples/Alligator Alley Story)

    09/13/2002 1:05:38 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 46 replies · 412+ views
    myself | 9-13-02 | my favorite headache
    I have been pinged to so many threads I am just making a post about what I have seen going on and just the complete random freak chance that I stumbled on today's events in Naples and Alligator Alley. By the way...I wish the toll was the $.75 I have seen reported through out the day. Add a dollar to that will ya? My run in with this story is absolutely the oddest yet I managed to see it unfold. ENTER= A date ending and the ride back to drop said date off at her place of residence. I am...