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25th Oct '17 10:35:21 PM darkemyst
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** Professor Trelawney has a fear of thirteen, and in ''Prisoner of Azkaban'' she mentions the superstition that when thirteen dine together, the first to rise from the table will be the first to die. This comes true in two instances:
*** Since [[spoiler:Peter Pettigrew is in Ron's pocket]] at the time Trelawney mentions the superstition, there are already thirteen people seated at the table when she believes the number to be twelve. Dumbledore rises to greet her when she enters the Great Hall. As Harry, Ron, and Pettigrew later leave the table at the same time, the number seated drops from 14 to 11. In ''Half-Blood Prince'', [[spoiler:Dumbledore becomes the first to die of that particular group of thirteen]].
*** In ''Order of the Phoenix'', thirteen people have dinner together and [[spoiler:Sirius gets up first. He dies at the end of the book]].

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** Professor Trelawney has a fear of thirteen, and in ''Prisoner ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban Prisoner of Azkaban'' Azkaban]]'' she mentions the superstition that when thirteen dine together, the first to rise from the table will be the first to die. This comes true in two instances:
*** Since [[spoiler:Peter Pettigrew is in Ron's pocket]] at the time Trelawney mentions the superstition, there are already thirteen people seated at the table when she believes the number to be twelve. Dumbledore rises to greet her when she enters the Great Hall. As Harry, Ron, and Pettigrew later leave the table at the same time, the number seated drops from 14 to 11. In ''Half-Blood Prince'', ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]'', [[spoiler:Dumbledore becomes the first to die of that particular group of thirteen]].
*** In ''Order ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix'', Phoenix]]'', thirteen people have dinner together and [[spoiler:Sirius gets up first. He dies at the end of the book]].
25th Oct '17 6:05:36 PM Twiddler
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* ''Magazine/{{Spirou}}'' hasn't had a page 13 for fifteen years or so. It has a page 12, 12bis, and it goes on to 14.

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* ''Magazine/{{Spirou}}'' hasn't had a page 13 for fifteen years or so.since 1995. It has a page 12, 12bis, and it goes on to 14.
25th Oct '17 6:00:25 PM Twiddler
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* ''[[ComicBook/SpirouAndFantasio Spirou Magazine]]'' hasn't had a page 13 for fifteen years or so. It has a page 12, 12bis, and it goes on to 14.

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* ''[[ComicBook/SpirouAndFantasio Spirou Magazine]]'' ''Magazine/{{Spirou}}'' hasn't had a page 13 for fifteen years or so. It has a page 12, 12bis, and it goes on to 14.
16th Oct '17 9:35:29 AM Ccook1956
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* If the 13th of a month fell on, say, a Tuesday, Albert Alligator in ''ComicStrip/{{Pogo}}'' would quip "Friday the 13th come on a Tuesday this month!"
8th Oct '17 11:36:50 AM AndreaTx
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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. Samuel Colt created only thirteen bullets for his Colt revolver that can kill any supernatural being. One assumes the number was used for its magical association, rather than because it was unlucky (except for the demons who got shot with it, of course).

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
** The tagline for Supernatural's 13th season is "Thirteen is their lucky number."
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Samuel Colt created only thirteen bullets for his Colt revolver that can kill any supernatural being. One assumes the number was used for its magical association, rather than because it was unlucky (except for the demons who got shot with it, of course).
1st Oct '17 9:11:07 AM nombretomado
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'''Note''': This is not a repository for every time the number thirteen just happened to appear in history ([[ConspiracyTheories Apollo XIII and the thirteen stripes on the United States flag]] being the best examples), this is for when writers use the number thirteen to denote something bad, or just really unusual.

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'''Note''': This is not a repository for every time the number thirteen just happened to appear in history ([[ConspiracyTheories ([[UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories Apollo XIII and the thirteen stripes on the United States flag]] being the best examples), this is for when writers use the number thirteen to denote something bad, or just really unusual.
6th Sep '17 9:17:02 AM Tamfang
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* Each modern version of Microsoft Office, prior to being titled with its year of release, is codenamed by its technical version number. For example, Office 2010, version 14.0.4760.1000 was codenamed 'Office 14' while in development. However, there was never an 'Office 13', Office 2007, the version prior to 2010, was version 12 and codenamed 'Office 12'. Microsoft have even stated this was for [[http://channel9.msdn.com/shows/ButWhy/There-is-no-Office-13-But-Why/ superstitious reasons]]. This might be a HandWave, since Office 2010 is actually the 14th iteration of Microsoft Office, if you include the Mac editions. Office 2008 for Mac was the 13th iteration. But it doesn't help that Microsoft started weird numbering conventions (The first version of Office for Windows for instance, was 3.0)

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* Each modern version of Microsoft Office, prior to being titled with its year of release, is codenamed by its technical version number. For example, Office 2010, version 2010 (version 14.0.4760.1000 1000) was codenamed 'Office 14' while in development. However, there was never an 'Office 13', 13'. Office 2007, the version prior to 2010, was version 12 and codenamed 'Office 12'. Microsoft have even stated this was for [[http://channel9.msdn.com/shows/ButWhy/There-is-no-Office-13-But-Why/ superstitious reasons]]. This might be a HandWave, since Office 2010 is actually the 14th iteration of Microsoft Office, if you include the Mac editions. Office 2008 for Mac was the 13th iteration. But it doesn't help that Microsoft started weird numbering conventions (The conventions; the first version of Office for Windows Windows, for instance, was 3.0)0.
6th Sep '17 9:04:26 AM Tamfang
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* Literature/EncyclopediaBrown has a friend nicknamed Trisk, (which is short for Triskaidekaphobia) who is terribly superstitious, particularly about his namesake.

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* Literature/EncyclopediaBrown has a friend nicknamed Trisk, (which is short Trisk (short for Triskaidekaphobia) Triskaidekaphobia), who is terribly superstitious, particularly about his namesake.



** Played straight when [[spoiler: Rex the Darklings try to turn Rex into one of them.]] Although they are mostly unsuccessful, he finds that he is now repulsed and weakened by the number 13, just like the Darklings, though not as strongly because he is still mostly human.

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** Played straight when [[spoiler: Rex the Darklings try to turn Rex into one of them.]] them]]. Although they are mostly unsuccessful, he finds that he is now repulsed and weakened by the number 13, just like the Darklings, though not as strongly because he is still mostly human.
25th Aug '17 8:23:45 PM Vilui
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** Professor Trelawney has a fear of thirteen, and in ''Prisoner of Azkaban'' she mentions the superstition that when thirteen dine together, the first to rise from the table will be the first to die. This becomes truw in two instances:

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** Professor Trelawney has a fear of thirteen, and in ''Prisoner of Azkaban'' she mentions the superstition that when thirteen dine together, the first to rise from the table will be the first to die. This becomes truw comes true in two instances:
22nd Aug '17 10:43:51 PM TommyTiger
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'''Note''': This is not a repository for every time the number thirteen just happened to appear in history (we're looking at you, [[ConspiracyTheories Apollo XIII and the thirteen stripes on the United States flag]]), this is for when writers use the number thirteen to denote something bad, or just really unusual.

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'''Note''': This is not a repository for every time the number thirteen just happened to appear in history (we're looking at you, [[ConspiracyTheories ([[ConspiracyTheories Apollo XIII and the thirteen stripes on the United States flag]]), flag]] being the best examples), this is for when writers use the number thirteen to denote something bad, or just really unusual.
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