Friggatriskaidekaphobics

According to Discovery News, friggatriskaidekaphobics are people who are afraid of Friday the 13th….try saying that 5 times very fast.

The superstition of Friday the 13th is a fairly new superstition said to date back to the late 18oo’s.  Discovery News stated that Christians have long considered Fridays to be unlucky, as Jesus died on a Friday, and the number 13 has had a long-standing history of being considered an unlucky number.

And for those of you that thought you got out of today unscathed with no “unlucky” things happening to you, I regret to inform you that today was just one of 3, yes 3 occurrances of Friday the 13th for this year.  So you might not be so “lucky” next time 😉

Just for fun, here are the top 13 superstitions as referrenced on Discovery News:

13) Beginners Luck

12) Find a penny, pick it up, all day long you’ll have good luck

11) Don’t walk under a ladder

10) black cats crossing your path

9) lucky rabbits foot

8) bad luck happens in 3’s

7) Break a mirror, have 7 years bad luck

6) 666 = mark of the beast/Satan

5) knock on wood to not tempt fate

4) make a wish on a wishbone

3) cross your fingers

2) don’t open umbrella’s inside

1) Friday the 13th

 

 

Did you experience anything unlucky today?  Do you believe in superstitions?

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