One Friday the 13th to Rule Them All

Posted on October 13, 2006

Or at least in the past 476 years. All of the digits in today’s date add up to 13.

(1+0)+(1+3)+(2+0+0+6)=13

“The phenomenon hasn’t happened in 476 years, said Heinrich Hemme, a physicist at Germany’s University of Aachen who crunched the numbers to find that the double-whammy last occurred Jan. 13, 1520.”

What does this have to do with film? Absolutely nothing, unless you’re just finishing a draft and dating it today. But it’s pretty cool. Happy haunting.

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Written by Joey Daoud

Joey Daoud is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. His past films have appeared on Netflix, The New York Times, and National Geographic. He is also a YouTube creator across multiple channels with videos garnering millions of views. In his free time, he likes to climb mountains, scuba dive, and brew unique coffees.

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