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" FACTOR FICTION? Q: What do people who like to eat consider the best days of the week? "aepung pue Xep-~J:t :V Oj A man rode his horse to town on Friday, The next day he rode back home on Friday. How was this possible? ~ep!Jj sam aweu s,as~oq aq$ :V ALLEN Many superstitious people consider Friday the 1 3th to be an unlucky day. Some people in fact fear it so much that they skip work and stay in all day to avoid any bad luck that might come their way. Friday the 1 3th is just one of many superstitions. Nere are some questions about other superstitions. How many can you answer correctly? What Rhymes with... / FRI - L " i i~ , That's the term for the fear of Friday the 13th, and manypeople have it so bad that they cannot get out of bed on that day. The origins of Friday the 13th come from many sources, one of which is the Norse myth of the death of the god Balder. As the myth goes, Balder, the god of joy, had dreamed of his death, and to prevent it from happening, Balder's mother got everything, except for mistletoe, to promisenot to harm her son; A naughty god named Loki became jealous of Balder, and one day while the gods were having a dinner party, he arrived uninvited as the 13th guest. Loki had found out that mistletoe was Balder'-s weakness and made an arrow out of it. He then tricked Balder's blind brother Hoder into shooting Balder with the mistletoe arrow. Balder died, and although others tried to help him, he was forced to stay in the underworld while Loki was punished for his bad deeds. Each of the following is a translation of the word "thirteen" in another language. Fill in the blanks to name the language from which the word comes. 1) Treize / F E C__ 2) Trece / A 3) Dreizehn/G 4) Tredici / I __A 5) Treze / P T U 6) Dertien / D _ __ C __ 7) Tretton / S __ E I S N: S M__N AN UE E qs!paMS (Z q3~,n(] (9 asan6mJOd (S ue!le~l (# ueuae9 ( qs!ueds (Z qouaJ:l ( t :$JaMSUV THE CATAUNA ISLANDER Friday, July 13, 2012 i 11