Money Bags HOAX Email
We got this email (below) this week assuring us that July 2011 is the special event of a month with 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays. So the tale goes, this only happens once in 823 years. "The proverb goes that if you send this to eight good friends money will Appear in next four days as it is explained in Chinese FENG SHUI."
Sure sounds like a hoax email, but the subject is fascinating. I created a quick UNIX Bash shell script to hunt for such months between 1970 and 2037 (the range of dates that UNIX/Linux can handle at present).
The answer is 67 times in 68 years! Not so special after all. Here is a text file with the relevant months A quick google search showed this is listed on several common hoax-busting sites, eg, snopes, hoax-slayer.
=========FOLLOWING IS THIS IS HOAX EMAIL - IGNORE IT=========== THIS IS THE ONLY TIME WE WILL SEE AND LIVE THIS EVENT
"Calendar for July 2011 (United States) [moneyBags/july2011.png] Money bags This year, July 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. Kinda interesting - read on!!! This year we're going to experience four unusual dates. 1/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11, 11/11/11 and that's not all... Take the last two digits of the year in which you were born - now add The age you will be this year, The results will be 111 for everyone in whole world. This is the year of The Money!!! This year October will have 5 Saturdays, 5 Sundays, 5 Mondays. This happens every 823 years..... These particular years are known as "Money Bags" The proverb goes that if you send this to eight good friends money will Appear in next four days as it is explained in Chinese FENG SHUI. Those who don't continue the chain won't receive....... Its a mystery, but its worth a try. Good luck."
No, don't try it - it is a SCAM.
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