For those who suffer from friggatriskaidekaphobia, the lone Friday the 13th in 2011 is a cause for anxiety. Luckily, that fear is unfounded, because Friday the 13th doesn't have to be a bad thing.
In fact, many positive events have transpired on the feared day. Here are just a few.
5. The opening ceremony of the historic 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece, took place on Friday, August 13, 2004. The ceremony in the birthplace of the Olympiad went off without a hitch.
4. This year Jupiter will line up in the sky with Venus, Mercury and Mars on Friday, May 13. The once-in-a-lifetime astrological spectacle will be visible in Australia. It is not expected to trigger the end of the world.
3. Black Sabbath released their self-titled first album on Friday, February 13, 1970. Just try and imagine a world without Ozzy Osbourne.
2. American founding father Benjamin Franklin wrote his famous aphorism, "Everything appears to promise that it will last; but in this world nothing is certain but death andRead More »from Top five good things that happened on Friday the 13th