0028 – We spook-out and get paranormal on this Friday the 13th! We also get to another segment of Storytime!
GUEST & Co-Reader: A’ja (pronounced: “Asia”)
STORYTIME TITLE: Miss Grief
STORYTIME AUTHOR: Constance Fenimore Woolson
Its Friday the 13th – what better day to get spooky and paranormal, than on Friday the 13th!!! We talk about historical events on this day. We also help celebrate some famous birthdays on August 13th!
From our friends at Haunted Walk:
An early example is Thomas W. Lawson’s well-read 1908 novel, “Friday, the Thirteenth“.
The “Friday the 13th” film franchise has made close to a billion dollars in box office revenue (when adjusted for inflation).
An often cited study published by the British Medical Journal in 1993 reported that, “the risk of hospital admission as a result of a transport accident may be increased by as much as 52 percent” on Friday the 13th. Yikes!
And from our friends at LiveScience:
- Friggatriskaidekaphobics, beware: Today is the first of three Friday the 13ths this year. (The other two fall in March and November.)
- This date, of course, is associated with bad luck and superstition, which is why it has its own phobia —
- “Frigg” was a Norse goddess who originally lent her name to the word that became “Friday,” and “triskaidekaphobia” is the fear of the number 13. Statistically speaking, the day is not more dangerous than any other. But even people who don’t avoid black cats or fear walking under ladders can have a little fun with Friday the 13th.
Lastly from Readers Digest:
- What happened on Friday the 13th originally?
On Friday, October 13, 1307, the French rounded up thousands of Knights Templars and tortured them as heretics.
Some believe the date of this massacre sparked our modern-day association of Friday the 13th with bad luck.
- On Friday, August 13, 2010…
A 13-year-old boy in Suffolk, England, was struck by lightning. The lightning reportedly hit at 1:13,
or 13:13 in military time. The boy survived unharmed.
Kathleen Battle — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathleen_Battle
Quinn Cummings — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quinn_Cummings
For Storytime, we include another installment of “Miss Grief” by Constance Fenimore Woolson!
This show is really funny, trust me, you don’t want to miss it, and we talk about some secret upcoming guests, and also what we did over on Patreon!
Overall, just a lot of fun, so enjoy!
THE SOCIAL MEDIAS:
ON THIS DAY::::
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO….
Annie Oakley 1860
Alfred Hitchcock 1899
Fidel Castro 1926 – Cuban leader
Pat Harrington 1929 – Actor (“One Day At A Time”)
Don Ho 1930
Kevin Tighe 1944 – Actor (“Emergency,” “Lost”)
Kathleen Battle 1948 – Opera singer
Bobby Clarke 1949 – Hockey player
Danny Bonaduce 1959 – Actor (“The Partridge Family”)
John Slattery 1962 – Actor (“Mad Men”)
Debi Mazar 1964 – Actress (“Entourage,” “L.A. Law”)
Quinn Cummings 1967 – Actress
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