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APCs Insider, March 13, 2009

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Which of the following is not suggested as the origin of the Friday the 13th superstition?

a) It was the day suppression of the Knights Templar began in 1307.

b) It was an unlucky day for the ancient Aztecs.

c) There were 13 people at the last supper, and the crucifixion occurred on a Friday.

d) The connection of unlucky Friday and unlucky 13 is a 20th century combination of two ancient superstitions.

Think you know the answer? E-mail Managing Editor Bryn Evans. If you're one of five randomly selected people to answer correctly the day you receive your issue, you'll win a free three-month trial to the HCPro newsletter of your choice.

Last week's question

Which of these observances does NOT fall in March?

a) St David's day

b) St Patrick's day

c) Bloom's day

Answer: c) Bloom's day (or Bloomsday), a literary festival commemorating the Irish writer James Joyce, falls on June 16.

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