1) The scientific name for the fear of Friday the 13th is:
2) Which of the following was the original name given to the character of Jason in the “Friday the 13th” series?
3) In the U.S., the number of people killed by lightening each year is:
4) Before Jason, the paranoia of the 13th falling on a Friday in the U.S. was most closely related to:
a) toaster sales.
b) the stock market.
c) election polls falling on this date.
d) children’s nursery rhymes.
5) The total business loss in revenue due to people’s suppression on this Friday the 13th will roughly be:
Answers: 1 b; 2 d; 3 d; 4 b; 5 c.
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Photo Contest Give-Away
It’s week 10, and that means vacation is right around the corner. If you’re heading somewhere exotic (a.k.a. anywhere but Rochester), take an issue of Reporter with you and snap a photo of yourself and the magazine in frame. The best pic will be published in our Dec. 11 issue, and the winner gets to select from our mystery Reporter prize pocket. Good luck, and bring some sunscreen!
The Encyclopedia of Superstitions
Attention all you paranoid androids out there. This is the book for you; finally a complete compilation of all that makes human existence unstable. Do you have a superstition that is completely irrational? Maybe you just wonder what the other crazies are suffering from these days. Or, maybe you could just use a good bathroom book to pass some time on the can. Whatever the case, “The Encyclopedia of Superstitions” is definitely worth looking into. Learn about the origins of superstitions such as walking under ladders or crossing a black cat. Worse case scenario: you will discover a new superstition that you never knew about before to occupy all your free time. Lord knows we all have plenty of it with finals week
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Overseen and Overheard
“Your little brother is on his period right now.”
Male student in the Idea Factory
“I am the master of the buttons.”
-RIT staff member in George Eastman Buiding
ASL Interpreter playing Farmville in CIAS computer lab.
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Word of the Week
adj. British dialect. unlucky.
Putting it lightly, the Balloon Bot’s slip on Larry King was a rather donsie misstep for his parents’ ongoing media scheme.
Definition taken from http://merriam-webster.com.