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

By W.J.Pilsak (ex de:Datei:Freitag.jpg) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], 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...]

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