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13 Facts About Friday the 13th
by JC,posted Jul 13 2012 3:09PM
13 Facts About Friday the 13th
1. More than 60 million people worldwide claim to be affected by a fear of Friday 13th. Some of them won’t go to work, drive cars or get out of bed on this day.
2. The fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskavedekatriaphobia.
3. According to the British Medical Journal there is a significant increase in traffic-related accidents when the date is Friday 13th.
4. Every year has at least one and at most three Friday the13ths.
5. The longest period that can occur without a Friday the 13th is fourteen months.
6. Black Sabbath's eponymous debut album was released in the UK on Friday, February 13, 1970.
7. The independent horror flick Friday the 13th was released in May 1980 and despite only having a budget of $550,000 it grossed $39.7 million at the box office in the United States.
6. Its sequel Friday the 13th Part II was released a year later in May 1981.
7. The remake of the original Friday the 13th film was released on Friday, February 13, 2009.
8. Famous people born on Friday the 13th include Samuel Beckett (13 April 1906), Margaret Thatcher (13 October 1923), Fidel Castro (13 August 1926) and Steve Buscemi (13 December 1957).
9. Tupac Shakur died on Friday, September 13, 1996.
10. The Uruguayan rugby team’s plane crashed in the Andes mountain range on Friday, 13 October, 1972.
10 Calming Foods from ivillage.com
Swiss Chard. This versatile leafy green is loaded with magnesium, which is considered by many nutrition experts as the ultimate “anti-stress” mineral. Magnesium helps muscles and nerves relax.
Cauliflower. Cauliflower is high in fiber, which promotes healthy digestion and elimination. If stress causes constipation or other digestive problems, bulk up on this veggie.
Spinach. With a laundry list of micronutrients such as vitamins A, C, K and folate and minerals like manganese and iron, spinach should be the top staple in everyone’s diet. But in times of stress, the adrenal glands (where stress hormones are stored) tend to be particularly depleted of their normally high levels of vitamin C.
Pumpkin Seeds. Zinc is essential for immune health and stress management, particularly in our fast-paced urban lifestyles. Symptoms of a zinc deficiency include loss of appetite, irritability and depression. So a handful of pumpkin seeds now and then isn't a bad idea.
Broccoli. With more vitamin C than an orange, broccoli is also a rich source of vitamin A and potent antioxidants that help your body manage everyday stress.
Tuna. A great protein source, tuna also contains omega-3 fatty acids (the “good fats” that Americans are not consuming enough of). Think of the omega-3 fats as a natural anti-inflammatory. When stress is present (especially chronic stress), inflammation can take place throughout the body.
Asparagus. This spring vegetable is not only high in antioxidants (ideal for combating oxidative stress) but also a good source of tryptophan, an important amino acid that the body uses to make serotonin, which helps us sleep and supports a healthy mood. “Serotonin deficiency is the most common cause of panic attacks
Nutritional Yeast. You may think of it as just “hippie food,” yet this nutritional powerhouse has stress-relieving B vitamins and 15 minerals, including magnesium, selenium and zinc. It boosts metabolism and is beneficial for stabilizing blood sugar and weight loss.
Bell Peppers. Thanks to their high vitamin C content (291 percent of the RDA), bell peppers are a good anti-stress food. They’re also low in calories (red bell peppers are only 25 calories per cup) and high in dietary fiber.
Parsley. This member of the carrot family delivers an astounding amount of stress-busting nutrients like flavonoids, a type of antioxidant found in plants that protect against free-radical damage (which are the result of stress) and vitamins A and C. Your body will thank you for all of the protective powers it provides.
NEW MOVIES for Friday July 13
ALL REVIEWS FROM ‘DAILY VARIETY’ AND ‘THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER’
ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT-- (3D Animation on 3880 Screens) PRE-RELEASE AUDIENCE SURVEYS SUGGEST THAT IT COULD EARN IN EXCESS OF $50 MILLION THIS OPENING WEEKEND AND EASILY WIN THE BOX OFFICE DERBY AGAINST 'SPIDER-MAN', WHICH WILL LIKELY SELL ANOTHER $30 MILLION IN MOVIE TICKETS. “THE FOURTH ENTRY IN THE ANIMATED PREHISTORIC FRANCHISE FEATURES IMPROVED VISUALS BUT TRADES IN FAMILIAR SHTICK. NONE OF THIS WILL MATTER TO THE YOUNG TARGET AUDIENCE, WHO WILL GIGGLE ALONG WITH THE HELTER-SKELTER ACTION SEQUENCES.” Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah, Peter Dinklage,