OK, so there are many people out there who are superstitious about 13, and particularly Friday the 13th. It’s even got its own name — triskaidekaphobia. Now, that would get you a bunch of points in Words with Friends.
“The number 13 wasn’t always bad-famed, quite the contrary. In ancient China and Egypt, thirteen was considered a lucky number. It is unclear when exactly [13 did] become an unlucky number.
Some attribute it to the Bible, where the Last Supper was attended by 13 people, and some speculated that the 13th person at the table was Judas, who later betrayed Jesus. However, there is no reference to support this theory.
Another belief is that the phobia of number 13 is caused by it being an irrational number and 12 being the number of perfection.
There are 12 months in a year, 12 zodiacs, 12 hours in a clock and there were 12 tribes of Israel.”
Lori’s birth earned the family a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records, for “most generations born on the same day.“
The odds are estimated to be somewhere in the one in a million range, the family said. But Ryan for one doesn’t need to push his luck, saying his daughter is: “Better than any lotto ticket.”