Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Unlucky 13? Not really.

The famous accident on Apollo 13 happened on April 13th 1970, surely providing evidence that 13 is an unlucky number?

Of course not!

I always thought that 1 is a much more unlucky number on the basis of all the evidence from the Apollo programme. All the astronauts died in the Apollo 1 fire, whereas they all survived Apollo 13 adventure.


And yes - of course I plan to write about the interesting event in the Sheldonian in Oxford tonight, with Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins on stage together.  But the post about Apollo 13 really HAD to go out on 13th and I can't write two posts in one day . . . or can I? 

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