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Hoax - June 2012 - 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays

Outline
Circulating message claims that June 2012 will feature 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays, a configuration that occurs only once every 823 years.



Brief Analysis
The claims in the message are utter nonsense. Firstly, the calendar included in the message is not for June 2012, or any other June. The month of June has 30 days not 31. And secondly, any month that has 31 days will have three consecutive days that occur five times in the month. Such combinations are commonplace and occur each and every year, certainly not just once in 823 years as claimed.

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Last updated: 23rd April 2012
First published: 23rd April 2012
Article written by Brett M. Christensen
About Brett Christensen and Hoax-Slayer


Example
Subject: Fwd: FW: Calendar for June 2012

THIS IS THE ONLY TIME WE WILL SEE AND LIVE THIS EVENT


June 2012


This year, June has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays. This happens once every 823 years. This is called money bags. So, forward this to your friends and money will arrive within 4 days. Based on Chinese Feng Shui. The one who does not forward.....will be without money.




Detailed Analysis
According to this message, which circulates via email and social media posts, June 2012 will feature 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays, a combination of days that occur only once every 823 years. The message claims that recipients who pass on the information to others will receive money in four days, "based on Chinese Feng Shui".

However, the claims in the message are complete hogwash. As such silly hoax messages go, this one is doubly flawed.

Firstly, the supposed June 2012 calendar is not actually for June at all. June 2012 - as with June every year - has 30 days, not 31 as shown in the message. And, as the following screen shot reveals, June 2012 does not have 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays:

June 2012

Clearly, the message includes the calendar for another month.

Secondly, there is nothing even remotely unusual about months that have such "interesting" combinations of days. In fact, any month that has 31 days will have three consecutive days that occur five times in the month. Such combinations are commonplace and occur, not once in 823 years, but each and every year.

While June - in any year - will never have 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays, such a combination will actually occur in the month of March 2013:

March 2013



And, as mentioned above, July 2011 also had such a combination of days. As have - and will - many other months.

The message is a revamped version of equally nonsensical chain letters about August 2010, October 2010 and July 2011.

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Calendarwerks
Interesting Fact' About August 2010 - 5 Sundays, 5 Mondays, 5 Tuesdays
'Interesting Fact' About October 2010 - 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays, 5 Sundays
July 2011 - 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays, 5 Sundays

Last updated: 23rd April 2012
First published: 23rd April 2012
Article written by Brett M. Christensen
About Brett Christensen and Hoax-Slayer