While writing the popular 1990s song Friday I'm in Love, The Cure frontman Robert Smith became convinced that he stole the tune from somewhere, and was so paranoid that he called every person he knew and played the song for them, asking if they recognized it. It was, indeed, unique. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friโ€ฆ
The NFL doesn't play on Friday and Saturday because the 1961 Sports Broadcasting Act prohibits them from doing so to protect fans of college and high school football. mentalfloss.com/article/1โ€ฆ
On the Friday that Fight Club was released theatrically in the US, Rosie O'Donnell revealed on her TV show that she had already seen it while urging her viewers not to watch it and spoiling the ending. hollywoodreporter.com/ampโ€ฆ
Despite having a PHD in statistics, Carl Gugasian, the most prolific bank robber in American history AKA the Friday Bank Robber, chose a life of crime because he feared that he would never find a job due to spending 2 years in prison as a teenager for robbing a candy store. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carโ€ฆ
According to PornHub, the most popular day to watch porn is on Sunday, while the least-popular is Friday. fatherly.com/health-scienโ€ฆ
TGI Fridays dropped the 'button flairs' from the waiting staffs' uniforms due to popularity of the movie Office Space in which Jennifer Aniston's character quits her job due to frustration with the flairs en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offโ€ฆ
Kim Jong-Il was said to be a huge film fan, owning a collection of more than 20,000 video tapes and DVDs. His reported favorite movie franchises included James Bond, Friday the 13th, Rambo, Godzilla and Hong Kong action cinema en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimโ€ฆ
Jason of Friday the 13th fame, didn't earn his iconic hockey mask look until the 3rd entry into the series. variety.com/lists/friday-โ€ฆ
10.2% of Milwaukee eats fish fry on a friday night wuwm.com/post/friday-nighโ€ฆ
Jason wasnโ€™t planned to appear in the original Friday the 13th screenplay. Makeup designer Tom Savini had the idea to have Jason appear at the end because he had just seen Carrie and thought the movie needed a โ€œchair jumper.โ€ wikipedia.org/wiki/Fridayโ€ฆ
The 29th May (also this Friday) is officially โ€œPut a Pillow on Your Fridge Dayโ€: before refrigerators were invented in the 1920s, families in Europe and the USA would place a piece of cloth on their larder for good luck once a year. daysoftheyear.com/days/puโ€ฆ
In 2038, we will have another Y2K-style software issue with dates, as 32 bit software can't represent time past Tuesday, 19 January 2038. Times beyond that will be stored internally as a negative number, which these systems will interpret as Friday, 13 December 1901 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yeaโ€ฆ
Kevin Tunell killed Susan Herzog in a DUI. Part of his sentence was to send a check every week to Susan's parents. The check would be made out to Susan for $1 and he would send it every Friday for 18 years. Susan, was 18 when she was killed, on a Friday. In all, he would have to pay $936. people.com/archive/kevin-โ€ฆ
Little Debbie's snack cakes are a sponsor of NASCAR. However, a sponsorship condition requires cars and crews cover up the logo from Friday evening to Saturday evening. This is because the company was founded by 7th Day Adventists who observe the sabbath (day of rest). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McKโ€ฆ
Templars were rounded up and killed on Friday the 13th. history.com/news/why-fridโ€ฆ
There's a holiday called 'Buy Nothing Day' an international day of protest against consumerism & 'Black Friday.' Participants wander around shopping malls or other consumer havens with a blank stare. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buyโ€ฆ
Adrienne King, who played final girl Alice Hardy in Friday the 13th (1980) was harassed by a stalker for over a year after the film's release, which affected the sequel as well as the rest of her career uproxx.com/movies/how-friโ€ฆ
In 2014, to protest Black Friday, Cards against Humanity only sold boxes labeled "Bullshit" to Black Friday shoppers for 6 dollars each. The boxes contained actual bull feces and some dug through it looking for a new card but found nothing but feces. The profits were donated to charity. independent.co.uk/news/weโ€ฆ
Friday the 13th Part 6: Jason Lives was the first and only movie in the series that didnโ€™t have nudity. Part 6 was also the first to receive positive reception from critics since part 1, due to its introduction of metahumor and action elements en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friโ€ฆ
Some countries have one-day weekends, Friday only in Djibouti, Iran, Palestine, and Somalia. Saturday only in Nepal. Most other countries have two-day weekends. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worโ€ฆ
During the Middle Ages the Church prohibited the eating of meat on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturdays, as well as dairy and eggs during Advent and Lent. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medโ€ฆ
, Debi Sue Voorhees who played Tina in โ€˜Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginningโ€™ (1985) became a teacher after her acting career and was fired from two separate high schools after students got ahold of stills from the sex scene she performed in the film. fridaythe13thfranchise.coโ€ฆ
Friday the 13th occurs at least once a year every year, but can occur up to three times in the same year en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friโ€ฆ
Suffragettes were not entirely peaceful. After police beat female protestors on Black Friday, killing two, women started carrying guns and firebombing homes. theguardian.com/lifeandstโ€ฆ
The actual date of Jesus' Crucifixion is not known, but the evidence narrows it down to dates with the following properties: A Friday, In Spring, At full moon, On either the first day of Passover (Synoptic Gospels), or the eve of Passover (John) Between 25 and 35 AD bbc.co.uk/religion/religiโ€ฆ
Surgeries done on a Friday had a 44% higher death rate, and on a weekend, 82% higher, compared to Monday. bmj.com/content/346/bmj.fโ€ฆ
Today I learned about the Anti-Superstition Society of Chicago who, in 1962, awarded John Glenn (occupant of the 13th capsule in space) with a gold watch with each number replaced with the number 13. There were 13 senators attending, each paid $13.13 to be there, and it was held on Friday the 13th. britishpathe.com/video/coโ€ฆ
In the Philippines, some Catholics volunteer to be non-lethally crucified on Good Friday. Sterilised nails are driven through their palms and they are hung on crosses. Ruben Enaje has been crucified 27 times. Philippines Department of Health advises tetanus shots before crucifixion en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cruโ€ฆ
The younger generations in Norway have coined the term โ€œfredagstacoโ€ to describe the cultural phenomenon of starting the weekend off with a servingโ€”or twoโ€”of tacos. The taco is by far the most popular dinner on Friday in Norwayโ€”even surpassing the infamous frozen Grandiosa pizza. norwegianamerican.com/fooโ€ฆ
Today I learned about Max Martin, the Swedish Shadow King of American Pop. He has primary songwriting credits for an incredible number of chart-topping pop songs, including "I Kissed a Girl", "Blank Space", "...Baby One More Time", and "Last Friday Night". wikipedia.org/wiki/Categoโ€ฆ
Thursday Island, Queensland, was first sighted on a Friday, and nearby Friday Island was first sighted on a Thursday. Their names were swapped after their discovery so it would look better on maps. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thuโ€ฆ
The Catholic Church considers beavers to be fish, fit for consumption on meatless Fridays, due to their semi-aquatic nature. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaโ€ฆ
Hugh Jackman buys lotto tickets every Friday for the entire crew while filming a movie. It's a tradition he started 2 months into filming his first American film when he was embarrassed he didn't know the names of half the crew members. ibtimes.co.uk/hugh-jackmaโ€ฆ
Some days of the week were named after Germanic gods... Tig for Tuesday, Wodin for Wednesday, Thor for Thursday, and Frei for Friday en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namโ€ฆ
Muskrats are considered legally fish by the Catholic diocese of southeast Michigan, allowing them to be eaten on Fridays during Lent. When asked about the ruling the local bishop wrote that "anyone who could eat muskrat was doing penance worthy of the greatest of the saints." detroitcatholic.com/news/โ€ฆ
After his career in the NFL, Terry Crews spent a year nearly broke, having to get a job sweeping floors at a factory. After a few small roles, he would eventually get his acting breakthrough in 2002 with โ€œFriday After Nextโ€ and the rest is history. businessinsider.com/terryโ€ฆ
A Wal-Mart employee was trampled to death by Black Friday shoppers in 2008. While other employees attempted to help him, the shoppers were unconcerned with the victim's fate and refused to halt their stampede, complaining that they were not willing to wait in the cold any longer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blaโ€ฆ
On October 24, 1975 an estimated 90 percent of women of Iceland participated a โ€œwomenโ€™s day offโ€ to demonstrate the value of their work, both paid and unpaid. Fathers had little choice but to bring their children to work or stay home themselves, leading them to call it โ€œthe long Friday.โ€ theguardian.com/world/200โ€ฆ
There are 18 states in the U.S. that actually recognize Black Friday as a Holiday. nerdwallet.com/blog/shoppโ€ฆ
Today I learned about Victoria Woodhull, the traveling psychic that gave American tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt advice on investing in the gold market. Following her advice, Vanderbilt made a profit of $1.3 million, withdrawing just before the gold market crash of Black Friday on September 24, 1869. archive.nytimes.com/www.nโ€ฆ
โ€ŽMr. Rogers made Friday the 13th lโ€Žess scary for children by naming the puppet who ruled the Neighborhood of Make Believe "King Friday XIII (13th)" --- and regardless of the month or frequency, every Friday the 13th was celebrated as King Fridayโ€™s birthday (see video starting at 0:45) emmytvlegends.org/blog/?pโ€ฆ
Black Friday is one of the most important shopping days outside the US. It is always the Friday following Thanksgiving (in 2019 it will be Nov 29th) as most Americans have both days off (or call in sick on friday). Many countries, by proxy, care about the US holiday but only for the date black-friday.sale/
The Archbishop of New Orleans ruled that Alligator meat is classified as fish, so Catholics can eat it on Fridays during Lent. catholicnewsagency.com/amโ€ฆ
The restaurant chain TGI Fridays stopped its waiters from wearing โ€œflairโ€ a few years after the movie Office Space came out because people wouldnโ€™t stop making Office Space references about it. cinemablend.com/new/TGI-Fโ€ฆ
US Cellular CEO have banned exchanging emails between employees on Fridays to emphasize on teamwork and face to face meetings. One employee learned that a co-worker who he thought was across the country was, in fact, across the hall. abcnews.go.com/WNT/story?โ€ฆ
A series of explosions destroyed two miles of Louisville, Kentucky's sewer system on Friday the 13th in February 1981. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louโ€ฆ
When the Cards Against Humanity team kept all of the money they raised by selling nothing (literally) for 5 Dollars on Black Friday, they split the $71,145 and one employee bought a 24 karat gold vibrator for over $3,000. cardsagainsthumanity.com/โ€ฆ
Television networks target shows they want to cancel by moving them to the "Friday night death slot" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friโ€ฆ
The Rosenberg's where supposed to be executed at 11PM on a Friday. In an attempt to delay the execution, they claimed that it would be a violation of their religious rights to be executed on the Sabbath. Their plan backfired when the judge agreed but instead moved the execution to 8PM. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julโ€ฆ
On this day, April 13th, a Friday in 2029, an asteroid more than 1,000ft wide will pass by Earth closer than the moon and will easily be observed with the naked eye. space.com/1461-astronomerโ€ฆ
The iconic "ki ki ki, ma ma ma" theme music behind the Friday the 13th movies is short for "kill her, mommy." Jason's mother, the original killer, recites this to herself at the end of the first movie as if it's a request from her dead son. screenrant.com/friday-13tโ€ฆ
The 13th of any month is more likely to land on a Friday than any other day of the week. datagenetics.com/blog/mayโ€ฆ
Rebecca Black donated the proceeds from her video "Friday" to charity content.usatoday.com/commโ€ฆ
The 1933 film "The Invisible Man" has the highest kill count than any Universal Monster movie and the highest in a single horror movie (122 kills), compared to the Friday the 13th franchise (146+ kills in 12 films) whatculture.com/film/10-hโ€ฆ
Plumbers call the day after Thanksgiving "Brown Friday", their busiest day of the year, familyhandyman.com/plumbiโ€ฆ
The tradition of Casual Friday for office workers originally started as Aloha Friday in the 60s, pushed by Hawaiian shirt manufacturers to sell more product. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aloโ€ฆ
The famous noise announcing the presence of Jason Voorhees in the *Friday The 13th* films is "Ki ki ki, ma ma ma." A shortening of "Kill" and "Mommy." mentalfloss.com/article/5โ€ฆ
The irrational fear of the number 13 has been given a scientific name: "triskaidekaphobia"; and on analogy to this the fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskevidekatriaphobia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friโ€ฆ
McDonald's Filet-O-Fish was created in 1962 for Catholics abstaining from meat on Fridays during Lent. According to McDonald's, a quarter of all its Filet-O-Fish sandwiches were sold during Lent last year. businessinsider.com/fast-โ€ฆ
T.G.I. Friday's founder Alan Stillman, despite having no restaurant business experience, opened the restaurant because the neighborhood he lived in had many young, single people and he wanted to meet women. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T.Gโ€ฆ
The composer Arnold Schoenberg had a morbid fear of the number 13. On his 76th birthday, an astrologer wrote him a letter of warning reading only "7 + 6 = 13", causing him to fall into a deep depression and illness, from which he died on Friday the 13th. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnโ€ฆ
Filet-O-Fish was created because McDonalds lost money during Lent. It came out of a bet with fried pineapple based Hula Burgers, where whichever sold more one Friday would be added to the menu hands down. 300 fish burgers were sold. Now, 1/4 of Filet-o-Fish sales take place during Lent. rd.com/food/fun/why-mcdonโ€ฆ
Black Friday runs concurrent with Buy Nothing Day; An international protest against consumerism with more than 65 nations globally participating. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buyโ€ฆ
In the Phillipines, "some Catholics are voluntarily, non-lethally crucified for a limited time on Good Friday to imitate the sufferings of Christ. Pre-sterilised nails are driven through the palm of the hand between the bones, while there is a footrest to which the feet are nailed." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cruโ€ฆ
In the Middle Ages, Catholic women were prohibited from having sex on Sundays, Wednesdays, or Fridays, on feast days, while fasting for Lent or Advent or while "impure" (menstruation, pregnancy, 40 days after giving birth & while nursing). Everything but missionary position was considered sodomy en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medโ€ฆ
The Filet-O-Fish was invented due to falling hamburger sales on Fridays resulting from Roman Catholic practice of abstaining from meat on Fridays. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filโ€ฆ
Today I learned about Apophis (Egyptian god of death and darkness), an asteroid that will pass earth closer than our own satellites orbit on Friday 13th, 2029. It will touch our atmosphere, and we will be able to see it wiz overhead. There is a debated chance of it impacting Earth when it returns in 2036. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/999โ€ฆ
Today I learned about World Sleep Dayยฎ which is designed to raise awareness of sleep as a human privilege that is often compromised by the habits of modern life. It is is held on the Friday before Spring Vernal Equinox of each year. Future date will be: Friday, March 13, 2020. worldsleepday.org/
The Catholic practice of abstaining from meat on Good Fridays popularized the Friday fish fry and inspired the creation of the Filet-O-Fish sandwich at McDonald's. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fasโ€ฆ
In 1976 Jodie Foster starred in 5 feature films (including Taxi Driver, Bugsy Malone & Freaky Friday), winning 2 Baftas, an Oscar nomination, and countless other awards. She was 13 years old. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jodโ€ฆ
Rebecca Black received phone calls and death threats after the release of "Friday." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebโ€ฆ
Hugh Jackman buys lottery tickets for the entire cast and crew every Friday while filming a movie. It's a tradition he started in an effort to get to know one another and encourage comradery and team work among the crew. youtube.com/watch?v=8LNOPโ€ฆ
The Filet o' Fish was invented so Catholics could eat at McDonald's on Fridays. ic.galegroup.com/ic/bic1/โ€ฆ
Employees who work at Jack Daniels get a free bottle of Jack Daniels with their paychecks on the first Friday of every month. thetowndish.com/2013/12/0โ€ฆ
UPS provided charter passenger service in the late 1990s. They would install passenger interiors in five of their cargo aircraft each Friday, then fly to/from tropical destinations during the weekend, and convert the planes back to cargo by Monday afternoon. aerosavvy.com/ups-727-pasโ€ฆ
Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr., was the first African American astronaut. The project he worked on would go on to become the International Space Station. He died in the backseat of his plane while teaching a cadet how to fly 50 years ago this past Friday (December 8, 1967). He was 32 years old. hill.af.mil/About-Us/Factโ€ฆ
TGI Fridays started as a co-ed bar where men could meet women, as was known for decades for it's boozy, promiscuous parties. mashed.com/135246/the-untโ€ฆ
In Egypt, the weekend runs from Friday morning to Saturday evening wikipedia.org/wiki/Workweโ€ฆ
"The Nightman Cometh," the musical Charlie writes in It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, was adapted into a live-action performance for two nights at the Troubadour theater in 2009. It starred the original cast and began with title cards reading "7:15, On a Friday, Philadelphia PA." youtube.com/watch?v=Md3knโ€ฆ
Simon Cowell praised Rebecca Black's song "Friday": "the fact that it's making people so angry is brilliant". He advised her to not "listen to anyone over the age of 18. I'm being deadly serious. Whatever she's done has worked ... she's the most talked-about artist in America right now". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friโ€ฆ
Every year at Good Friday the Philippines practice crucifixion youtu.be/lGTNzMPTQ8k
Michael Bay walked out of the screening of Friday the 13th (2009), a movie that he produced, because it had too much sex. cinemablend.com/new/Why-Mโ€ฆ
Rebecca Black of 'Friday' fame had to drop out of school due to bullying. hollywoodreporter.com/newโ€ฆ
The weekend isnโ€™t always Saturday/Sunday; in some countries, the weekend is Thursday/Friday or Friday/Saturday. 923bobfm.com/in-a-bunch-oโ€ฆ
Levi's Jeans helped create Casual Fridays in workplaces all over the world, taking inspiration from the Hawaiian Fashion Guild's 'Aloha Fridays' which were designed to sell more Aloha shirts in Hawaii. businessinsider.com/levisโ€ฆ
In the lead-up to Super Bowl XLVIII, the Washington State Senate passed a resolution on Friday, January 31, 2014, temporarily renaming Mount Rainier as Mount Seattle Seahawks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mouโ€ฆ
Several Islamic countries that used to have Thursday-Friday as their weekend changed it to Friday-Saturday to be more in line with international markets, while still having Friday free for prayer theguardian.com/lifeandstโ€ฆ
8.2% of Norwegians eat tacos every single Friday theforeigner.no/pages/entโ€ฆ
TGI Fridays stopped requiring their servers to wear flare because of Office Space cinemablend.com/new/TGI-Fโ€ฆ
The day after Thanksgiving is called "Brown Friday" by septic companies as it is their busiest day of the year deathandtaxesmag.com/1913โ€ฆ
The Game of Thrones showrunners/producers began trying to reduce the amount of frequent character and political intrigues during garden walks, because of the South Park parody episode 'Black Friday' gameofthrones.wikia.com/wโ€ฆ
Today I learned of British actor/skateboarder Justin Pierce. Along with being one of the original members of the Zoo York and Supreme skateboarding crews, he also had notable roles in the cult classics "Kids" (1995) and "Next Friday" (2000). He committed suicide six months after the release of the latter film. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jusโ€ฆ
Terry Crews went broke after football and then worked as a security guard right outside Ice Cube's Trailer on the set of Next Friday. Guarding his car and stuff. youtube.com/watch?v=GK2Jpโ€ฆ
On Friday the 13th, 2029 the roughly 320 meter wide asteroid 2004 MN4 will pass Earth 18,600 miles above the ground, closer than some satellites. science.nasa.gov/science-โ€ฆ
Gene Siskel intentionally spoiled the ending of the original Friday the 13th in an attempt to discourage people from seeing it and suggested sending hate mail to 54 year-old actress Betsy Palmer fridaythe13thfranchise.coโ€ฆ
On Black Friday 2013, Cards Against Humanity had an "Anti-Sale" with increased prices, and still had a sales spike and maintained its best-selling status on Amazon. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.โ€ฆ
Recreational Equipment Inc (REI) opted to not open on Black Friday in 2015 due to how out of hand the day has become, with workers getting paid for the day. usatoday.com/story/money/โ€ฆ
The Thirteen Club met in the 1880s to debunk the superstition about the number 13 by dining 13 to a table, walking under ladders, and spilling salt on Friday 13th. They had 5 US Presidents as members, Chester Arthur, Grover Cleveland, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt. mentalfloss.com/article/2โ€ฆ
Businesses in Turkey have recently begun to launch American style Black Friday sales. However, there was an unexpected backlash against using the term Black Friday, as Friday is considered a holy day in Islam. Retailers now use alternate terms, such as 'Awaited Friday' or 'Legendary Friday.' dailysabah.com/columns/taโ€ฆ
In a 400 year calendar period, the 13th occurs on a Friday more often than any other day! scienceworld.wolfram.com/โ€ฆ

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