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30th Nov '16 7:01:40 PM themisterfree
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* Creator/MiltonBradley skipped over a thirteenth edition of their home version of ''Series/{{Concentration}}''.

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* Creator/MiltonBradley skipped over a thirteenth edition editions of their home version versions of ''Series/{{Concentration}}''.''Series/{{Concentration}}'', ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' and ''Series/{{Password}}''.
29th Nov '16 1:02:44 AM pvsage
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* Averted by UsefulNotes/WiltChamberlain, whose jersey number was 13 throughout his professional career.
17th Nov '16 3:32:57 AM RezaMaulana98
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* Until 2014, there was no car #13 in UsefulNotes/FormulaOne for this reason. Pastor Maldonado started driving a car with that number starting in the season; Maldonado is Venezuelan, a country where thirteen is considered a lucky number. Unfortunately for him, the end result became rather [[http://www.carthrottle.com/all-of-pastor-maldonados-crashes-and-fails-from-the-2014-f1-season/ catastrophic.]] Things only worsened to Maldonado in 2015 season. Despite Lotus having the [[InfinityPlusOneSword best engine (Mercedes)]], the car was so fragile and combined with a good amount of more bad luck (and a bit of mistakes), made him lose a lot of points (he almost finished in the 13th position in the drivers standings, however). This trope is played UpToEleven in 2016. Before the start of the season [[TheCavalry Lotus was bought by Renault after struggling to survive]] and become a works team again. Everything was going right and the expectations are high for the upcoming years, but he was fired by the team, despite being under contract for racing in 2016, due a conflict between Renault and his sponsor. With no place to go, he is forced to take a sabbatical year and maybe never return to racing in F1.

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* Until 2014, there was no car #13 in UsefulNotes/FormulaOne for this reason. Pastor Maldonado started driving a car with that number starting in the season; Maldonado is Venezuelan, a country where thirteen is considered a lucky number. Unfortunately for him, the end result became rather [[http://www.carthrottle.com/all-of-pastor-maldonados-crashes-and-fails-from-the-2014-f1-season/ catastrophic.]] Things only worsened to Maldonado in 2015 season. Despite Lotus having the [[InfinityPlusOneSword best engine (Mercedes)]], the car was so fragile and combined with a good amount of more bad luck (and a bit of mistakes), made him lose a lot of points (he almost finished in the 13th position in the drivers standings, however). This trope is played UpToEleven in 2016. Before the start of the season [[TheCavalry Lotus was bought by Renault after struggling to survive]] and become a works team again. Everything was going right and the expectations are high for the upcoming years, but he was fired by the team, despite being under contract for racing in 2016, due a conflict between Renault and his sponsor. With no place to go, go and [[MoneyDearBoy his sponsor (PDVSA)]] becoming nearly bankrupt due to the Venezuelan economy crisis, he is forced to take a sabbatical year and maybe never return to racing in F1.
28th Oct '16 8:49:35 PM MrNickelodeon
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* The roller coaster, ''Thirteen'', at Ride/AltonTowers is based entirely around this.
28th Oct '16 8:48:06 PM MrNickelodeon
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* The "Icons" of Ride/BuschGardens' Theatre/HowlOScream event in 2013 was a sinister group known as "The 13", each member consisting of a different type of horror monster.
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1st Oct '16 6:10:03 AM luiz4200
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* In the 2016 movie adaptation of ''Literature/BrewstersMillions'', Brewster's counterpart tries to lose $ 100,000 on the roulette by placing that money on 13. [[GenderFlip She]] [[SpringtimeForHitler wins]].
18th Sep '16 4:32:50 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'': The ''Innistrad'' expansion has a "Thirteen" motif, with the number 13 appearing on lots of cards to intentionally evoke this trope.

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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'': ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'':
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The ''Innistrad'' expansion has a "Thirteen" motif, with the number 13 appearing on lots of cards to intentionally evoke this trope.
18th Sep '16 4:15:19 PM Lightblade
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** The ''Shadows over Innistrad'' block continues the theme, including a card called [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=409891 Triskadekaphobia]], which turns a player having 13 life at the beginning of a turn into an [[InstantWinCondition Instant Loss Condition]] for both players. Also, the block's antagonist, the [[EldritchAbomination Eldrazi titan]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=414295 Emrakul]], has 13 power and toughness, and costs 13 {{Mana}} to cast (minus 1 for each card type among cards in your graveyard).
16th Sep '16 12:28:44 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** In [[Literature/TheBible The New Testament]], as noted on the intro, there were 13 people in the Last Supper. The next day, a Friday (the supposed origin of combining weekday and number into bad luck), Jesus was executed. Then, Judas, the traitor who hung himself in guilt, was replaced, but they're still called The Twelve Apostles.

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** In [[Literature/TheBible The New Testament]], as noted on the intro, there were 13 people in the Last Supper. The next day, a Friday (the supposed origin of combining weekday and number into bad luck), Jesus was executed. Then, Judas, the traitor who hung hanged himself in guilt, was replaced, but they're still called The Twelve Apostles.
1st Sep '16 9:17:46 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* [[DisneyThemeParks Disneyland]]'s address is "1313 S Harbor Blvd." There are various conflicting stories on why WaltDisney chose this number, but the most popular one is that he chose it as a TakeThat towards [[ItWillNeverCatchOn all the naysayers who thought he was crazy for building the park in the first place.]]

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* [[DisneyThemeParks [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland]]'s address is "1313 S Harbor Blvd." There are various conflicting stories on why WaltDisney chose this number, but the most popular one is that he chose it as a TakeThat towards [[ItWillNeverCatchOn all the naysayers who thought he was crazy for building the park in the first place.]]
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