Friday, December 13, 2013

Friday 13th...

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The sixth day of the week and the number 13 both have foreboding reputations said to date from ancient times. It seems their inevitable conjunction from one to three times a year (there will be two such occurrences in 2013, exactly 13 weeks apart) portends more misfortune than some credulous minds can bear. According to some sources it's the most widespread superstition in the United States today. Some people refuse to go to work on Friday the 13th; some won't eat in restaurants; many wouldn't think of setting a wedding on the date. Exactly how old this superstition is, it is difficult to say, because determining the origins of superstitions is an inexact science, at best. In fact, it's mostly guesswork. Read full article HERE
Source: Urban Legends (abridged and adapted)

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