Okay, so I got this email that says, If I read it and send it out to so many friends I'll get money right away, If I send it to eleven friends I'll get 'good luck' and money. However, if I choose to ignore all this, I'll get no money and I get bad luck. All this because October has 5 Mondays, 5 Tuesdays and 5 Wednesdays and this only happens every 823 years. I say "hog wash" and here's why.

Any month that has 31 days will have three consecutive days that occur five times in that month. Such combinations are commonplace and occur each and every year, certainly not just once in 823 years as claimed by the email I received.

Granted there are 5 Mondays, 5 Tuesdays and 5 Wednesdays this month, the real story here is, it's not that rare of an occurrence. Here is the exact verbiage I received in my email:

"Good Luck Everyone! This year October has 5 Mondays, 5 Tuesdays and 5 Wednesdays. 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. The one who does not copy, will be without money. Copy within 11 mins of reading. Can’t hurt. Don't do it and you get no money and 4 years bad luck."

This is a hoax! The real truth here is that this pattern is actually quite a common occurrence. Look at the list I compiled that will contain 5 consecutive day occurrences, they are as follows:
October 2012
July 2013
December 2014
August 2016
May 2017
January 2018
October 2018
July 2019
March 2021
August 2022

How rare is the consecutive day occurrences watch this video to find out more.