12 Lucky Things That Actually Happened on Friday the 13th

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11. The need for speed

When the Hughes H-1 Racer, the first aircraft model built by American business magnate, investor, record-setting pilot, engineer, film director, and philanthropist Howard Hughes company Hughes Aircraft, hit an unprecedented level of velocity, it was a Friday the 13th in 193.

Reaching a top speed of 352 miles per hour, according to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, it set the world airspeed record and a transcontinental speed record for flying across the United States.

12. Dino days

American explorer Roy Chapman Andrews had a great Friday the 13th back in 1923, when he made a truly amazing discovery. While on a dig in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert, the American explorer found what is said to be the first scientifically recognized dinosaur-egg fossils, according to Australian Geographic. Andrews later went on to become the director of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

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