Friday the 13th….friggatriskaidekaphobia

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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!

 

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