Have you seen the following message that has been circulating around Facebook lately?
Money bags for me!!!
I’m not superstitious, but this year July has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays. This happens once every 823 years. This is called money bags. So, copy this to your status and money will arrive within 4 days…based on Chinese Feng Shui.
One of our loyal readers asked us to check into the matter, and this is what we found out. Just a quick Google search reveals that this phenomena occurs much more often than 823 years. One source stated that the same calendar anomaly will happen again in 2016, 2022 and 2033. A user on the forum corrected the original poster by advising them of the July 2011 event.
Now it would be very nice if the principle was based on Feng Shui, but don’t get your hopes up about money bags coming to you. The trick here is that anytime a 31 day month starts on a Friday you will experience 5 Fridays, 5Saturdays and 5Sundays.
So, don’t quit your day job and stop posting the silly message to your Facebook friends.