Dutch statisticians have found that when Friday falls on the 13th of a month, it is actually a little safer than a regular Friday.
Perhaps this is because many people treat the day with suspicion and tread more carefully.
The chef at a hotel in Switzerland lost a finger in a meat-cutting machine and, after a little shopping around, submitted a claim to his insurance company. The company expecting negligence sent out one of its men to have a look for himself. He tried the machine and he also lost a finger. The chef’s claim was approved.