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Sunday, July 08, 2007

Lucky 7 Day July 7, 2007?

A first class exhibit of the pseudoscientific belief in the USA is the fact that so many believed that yesterday July 7, 2007 or 7/7/07 was somehow a 'lucky' day. A news report notes

More weddings will be held Saturday than on any day in recent history, experts say. Hotels are offering commemorative 777 packages, a pizza chain is giving away 777 pizzas, a state lottery is offering.....
The fact is that according to current odds, 50% of the marriages made yesterday will end up in divorce. The odds of winning yesterday's lottery were the same as any other day. The chance that you will have a 'lucky day' was the same yesterday as any other day. Yet, somehow people feel that 7/7/07 is a special day and no doubt someone or another will claim that 'yes, 7/7/07 was their lucky day. Others were not so lucky yesterday. Consider:

An on-duty Plano police officer whom colleagues described as a good-natured, hard-working country boy died Saturday morning after being thrown from his motorcycle while pursuing a motorist.

Professor Donald Michie, 84, and Dame Anne McLaren, 80, were killed when their car left the M11 motorway as they travelled from Cambridge to London on Saturday.

John Mark Karr, who made what turned out to be bogus claims of killing JonBenet Ramsey, was jailed Saturday in a domestic argument at his father's house in suburban Atlanta.

One need only scan the news to see that there was nothing particularly special about 7/7/2007. Superstition is stupid. Wonder how many people will lock themselves inside because this friday is the 13th?


Joe Meert


At 4:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hehehe... some people are so stupid... my favourite day is 6/6/06 just because of all the idiots tripping over themselves to not do things/do things on that day! it's hilarious!

At 12:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

While 7-7-07 may not have been a lucky day, 7-7-77 was for me! It was the day I was born. Aside from that stroke of "luck", I can't even win at scratch-off tickets and raffles.

Ironically, my wife went into full blown false labor on 6-6-06 which subsided (much to her relief) and my daughter was born on 6-21-06 (a more fitting date anyway, because of the summer solstice and my wife saying it was the "longest day of her life".)

AND my son's auspicious birthdate tuned out to be 8-8-08.

Some people believe in fate, I attribute it to the Army deployment/re-deployment cycle (both kids were conceived the week that I returned from combat... LOL).


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