FRIDAY THE 13TH fun facts
Friday 13th is a day of superstition, black cats, witches and warlocks. The sixth day of the week and the number 13 both have reputations said to date back to ancient times. It seems their inevitable conjunction comes from one to three times a year.
Paraskevidekatriaphobics — people afflicted with a morbid, irrational fear of Friday the 13th — will be pricking up their ears about now, buoyed by seeming evidence that the source of their unholy terror might not be so irrational after all. It’s unwise to take solace in a single scientific study, however, especially one so peculiar. I suspect these statistics have more to teach us about human psychology than the ill-fatedness of any particular date on the calendar.
Are you superstitious ? How about that word of the day!
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