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12-31-2012, 07:54 PM
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Superstition and the year 2013

I am not superstitious in the least bit, but I am wondering how the really superstitious people will handle the 13th year of this century. From example, I read that some people might be really weary of having any kids this year. Any really superstitious people here? How will you handle it?

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12-31-2012, 07:59 PM
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Couldn't help but chuckle with the fact that you have the number 13 in your name.

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Thought the same thing when I saw his name

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Have never been supersticious about the number 13. And especially not for the 13th year of this century, as I just see the year as 2013 alone.

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It's the 14th year of the century, actually.

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It's the 14th year of the century, actually.
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It's the 14th year of the century, actually.
No it's not. It's the 13th. There was no year 0.

The first decade (in AD) went Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, then Year 10. The next decade started with Year 11.

Now if you go further than that, the first thirteen years of the third millennium (the 2000s) went 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. That's 13 years.

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I am not superstitious in the least bit, but I am wondering how the really superstitious people will handle the 13th year of this century. From example, I read that some people might be really weary of having any kids this year. Any really superstitious people here? How will you handle it?
I'll take it well. Since this is the 21st time the year ended with 13, I like our odds.

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No it's not. It's the 13th. There was no year 0.
If you're basing it on the birth of a human being (Which we are), there kinda is a year 0. The first decade of your life is 0-9, then the second is 10-19. Same principle here.

0 wouldn't be "year AD", but there would be a "month AD" and all that. Why am I thinking about this?

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If you're basing it on the birth of a human being (Which we are), there kinda is a year 0. The first decade of your life is 0-9, then the second is 10-19. Same principle here.
It depends on how you word it. I'm born on May 21, 1992. That makes me 20 years old, but also, this is the 21st year of my life.

When people say what year it is, they are referring to what year it is and not how long years have been kept track of.

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Year zero does not exist in the Anno Domini system usually used to number years in the Gregorian calendar and in its predecessor, the Julian calendar. In this system, the year 1 BC is followed by AD 1.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/0_(year)

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That was actually interesting. Seems like it depends a bit.

It's kinda confusing because AD refers to the year he was born, which I keep forgetting, but in French we say "after JC", so it doesn't make sense to count 0 as 1.

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That was actually interesting. Seems like it depends a bit.

It's kinda confusing because AD refers to the year he was born, which I keep forgetting, but in French we say "after JC", so it doesn't make sense to count 0 as 1.
If you want to look more into it, here's a page for you:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millenn...m_celebrations

And so I wouldn't derail this thread further, I started a thread on this topic on the Science Board:

http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1314331

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Some hebrews believe that the 13th of the month is actually a blessed day, so i guess this will be a blessed year for them

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No it's not. It's the 13th. There was no year 0.

The first decade (in AD) went Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, then Year 10. The next decade started with Year 11.

Now if you go further than that, the first thirteen years of the third millennium (the 2000s) went 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. That's 13 years.



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I'll take it well. Since this is the 21st time the year ended with 13, I like our odds.



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No this is the 14th year:

Year 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

That's 14.

The year 2000 is part of the 21st century.


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Pretty sure according to Gregorian Calendar that 2001 is the first of the 'century' and first year of the 3rd millennium (ie the 3rd millennium goes from 2001->3000, 4th is from 3001->4000 and so on)

While 2000 was the first of the 2000's decade but the last of the 2nd millennium.

tl;dr:

2000's decade: 2000->2009
2010's decade: 2010->2019

20th century: 1901->2000
21st century: 2001->2100

2nd millennium: 1001->2000
3rd millennium: 2001->3000

2001: 2nd year of decade, 1st of 21st century + 3rd millennium, therefore 2013 = 13th year of the century and millennium

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I'm not overly superstitious

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I'll take my chances like I did with the Mayan calendar

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Pretty sure according to Gregorian Calendar that 2001 is the first of the 'century' and first year of the 3rd millennium (ie the 3rd millennium goes from 2001->3000, 4th is from 3001->4000 and so on)

While 2000 was the first of the 2000's decade but the last of the 2nd millennium.

tl;dr:

2000's decade: 2000->2009
2010's decade: 2010->2019

20th century: 1901->2000
21st century: 2001->2100

2nd millennium: 1001->2000
3rd millennium: 2001->3000

2001: 2nd year of decade, 1st of 21st century + 3rd millennium, therefore 2013 = 13th year of the century and millennium
It should be 1000-1999
Then 2000-2999

Just makes more sense to me

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It should be 1000-1999
Then 2000-2999

Just makes more sense to me
Then how long was the first century? 99 years?

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Then how long was the first century? 99 years?
I guess so

internet will prove I'm wrong but hey ho, I guess I prefer to say --00's to centuries.

But what confuses me is why isn't there a year 0? It's supposed to be years after Jesus, so surely the year 1 wouldn't start until a year after he was born or whatever


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I don't even understand why 13 is considered unlucky. I think in Italy it's considered a lucky number .

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The asian community is very superstitious and for whatever reason the number is considered bad luck. Most of the buildings in Hawaii and Las Vegas have no 13th floor, they go from 12 to 14. They had to change the lion at the MGM grand too because they refused to walk into the entrance when you walked into the huge lion.

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2013....

the first year since 1987 to have 4 different numbers


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2013....

the first year since 1987 to have 4 different numbers

lol, neat. That had never even occurred to me.

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