Friday, April 13, 2012

What's In A Day?

Today is Friday the 13th, a day of superstition and fear. It's a day that kids talk about and superstitious folks worry about. But why? Well, no one really knows, but there are some interesting theories out there. Wikipedia goes into great detail, but I'm going to outline the basics below. Read the site for more info.

  • The most logical theory for why Friday the 13th is so feared is because 13 is an unlucky number and Friday is considered an unlucky day. Though I must say, whoever decided that clearly wasn't working Monday through Friday. Most people look forward to Fridays now!
  • Another popular theory is that hundreds of Knights Templar were arrested on a Friday that happened to be a 13th. 
Interesting facts about Friday the 13th
  • Fear of Friday the 13th is friggatriskaidekaphobi.
  • Spanish-speaking countries typically worry about Tuesday the 13th, not Friday.
  • Italians actually believe the number 13 is lucky. Friday the 17th is their bad day.  
  Happy Friday the 13th, everyone! Don't step on any cracks or walk under ladders!

Fear the black cat! She will cuddle you to death!

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