Because It's Friday the Thirteenth …

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Because it is Friday the Thirteenth, a day that the superstitious among you view with abject terror, I thought I’d have a little talk with you about luck. Yes, luck. There are five types of luck, apparently, as documented in this video [0:57].

Oddly, all these types of luck involve vehicles. It makes me wonder if they also invoved alcohol?


About GrrlScientist

grrlscientist is the pseudonym of an evolutionary biologist and ornithologist who writes about evolution, ethology, and ecology, especially in birds. After earning a degree in microbiology (thesis focus: virology) and working at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, she earned her PhD in zoology from the University of Washington in Seattle, where she studied the molecular correlates of testosterone and behaviour in white-crowned sparrows. She then worked a Chapman Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, where she studied the speciation and distribution of lories and other parrots throughout the South Pacific Islands. A discarded scientist, she returned to her roots: writing. Formerly hosted by The Guardian (UK), she now writes about science for Forbes and for the non-profit think tank, the Evolution Institute and she writes podcasts for BirdNote Radio. An avid lifelong birder and aviculturist, she lives with a flock of songbirds and parrots somewhere in Germany.
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0 Responses to Because It's Friday the Thirteenth …

  1. Rettaw says:

    It also seems that to be lucky you need to do something stupid first, with the luck being proportional to the stupidity.

  2. Tabor says:

    So luck only means you get to live? There are many more lucky accidents in life.