"August 2010 had 5 Sundays, 5 Mondays and 5 Tuesdays. This only occurs once every 823 years, and according to Feng Shui those who tell their friends about this during the month of September will receive a lot of money. So copy and post!"
- I hate chain statuses.
- Feng Shui.. money.. tell your friends.. oh please!
- This message doesn't even make any sense and is clearly designed to see who has brains... and who doesn't.
Every time August starts on a Sunday, there will be 5 each of Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays. This happens every five or six years, except for when leap years makes August 1st go from Saturday to Monday, skipping Sunday.
Our dates follow a pretty easily discernible pattern; if August 1st is on a Sunday this year, it will be so again in 11 years. Then 6 years, 5, 6, 11, 6, 5, 6, 11 and so on.
Meaning this happens in 1993, 1999, 2004, 2010, 2021, 2027, 2032 etc etc.
Not every 823 years.
The way our calendars are planned, nothing happens only once every 823 years.
What on earth makes people post things like this without checking the facts?
But hey, I shouldn't complain - at least I learned something new today. I do get way too detailed some times...
And maybe I shouldn't be too hard on other people - if it weren't for them, Facebook would be an awfully boring place!