Triskaidekaphobians, Take Cover! It’s Friday the Thirteenth!

By W.J.Pilsak (ex de:Datei:Freitag.jpg) [GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons

Check your wall calendar!  (Or, more realistically—Check your smartphone, or your wristwatch, or your computer monitor.)  It’s Friday the 13th!It’s a day which can strike terror into the hearts of superstitious people everywhere!  Triskaidekaphobians—people who are afraid of the number 13—somehow believe that numbers have meaning, that 13 is a particularly unlucky number which, when paired with the unlucky day of Friday, may bring bad fortune.A subset of those fearful people is the Parask … [Read more...]