It’s Friday the 13th! A day that’s supposed to be unlucky because of the dinner reservations Jesus made at the Last Supper or something like that. I’m not really clear why 13 gets such a bad reputation – it’s prime, after all, and aren’t those numbers supposed to be exciting?
Anyway, in an effort to counteract any possible bad fortune, here’s a picture of Ugo Sivocci, the guy who started sticking four-leaf clovers on Alfa Romeos to counteract a streak of bad luck.
It seemed to work for him, at least for a while – he was killed in 1923 while testing the Alfa Romeo Tipo P1 car for the Italian GP, so clearly the clover has its limits.
Despite this, or perhaps as a way of honoring Sivocci, Alfa adopted the symbol, and also I think they have a corporate policy of not walking under ladders.
Anyway, I hope your day is deeply lucky.