Well since today is Friday the 13th, I thought it would be fitting to Post about the origins of the superstition that it’s a fateful day.
According to my research, there doesn’t appear to be a clear origin of the superstition. The most concrete fact that can be found is that references to the Day and Date, Friday, and 13: occur beginning around 1907 and not before.
There is a pretty complete Wikipedia Entry which I think is worth a read.
Some fun things:
An Amazon book search: Friday the 13th
An Amazon movie search: Friday the 13th
Fact: There are more accidents on Friday’s than on any other day of week.
Fact: I made sure to not play with anything sharp today!