This Would Be Amazing….If it Was True! Good Thing I Have Mac Dickson and Snopes!
As I (occasionally) do on The Moose Morning Show, this morning I blurted out as truth something that wasn’t even close. It was so far out there I should have questioned it immediately!
I had just read somebody’s Facebook post that stated an “amazing fact.” The post stated that “December has 5 Saturdays, 5 Sundays and 5 Mondays. This only happens once every 824 years.”
The first part of of the statement is absolutely correct…there are 5 Saturdays, 5 Sundays and 5 Mondays in December. But the line about it happening only once every 824 years is off by….ohhh, 819 years. It happened as recently as December 2007 and will occur every several years. As soon as I said it, Mac was incredulous. “no way,” he said. So I checked Snopes.com knowing I’d find he was correct.
Now, let’s pretend you are gullible, like I’m NOT, and choose to believe it IS true even though I’ve given you indisputable evidence to the contrary. Then YOU might like to start a chain letter like the following, which seem to be in abundance all over the internet. It’s true what they say, “you can fool some of the people all of the time.”
Text of a typical letter:
“This year, December has 5 Saturdays, 5 Sundays and 5 Mondays.
This only happens once every 824 years.
The Chinese call it the Money Bag.
Send this to all your friends and enemies as well. According to the legend, you will receive money in 4 days. According to Feng Shui, if you do not send it you will stay poor.”