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Friday The 13th

Updated on August 8, 2013

Friday The Thirteenth

Its Friday the 13th again. Three times this year. People with paraskevidekatriaphobia (I hope I spelled it right) must be going out of their minds by now. I have heard there are about 20 million peoplesuffer from this type of phobia. It is so bad for them that they won't leave their house, won't go to work, won't do anything on this day. These sufferers would never think about getting married on Friday the 13th.

Some of the supersitions surrounding this day are: if you have 13 letters in your last name you have bad luck. If 13 people go to dinner at the same time, same table, one will be dead within a year.

This supersition is composed of 2 fears, the fear of the number 13 and the fear of Friday. Eve tempted Adam on a Friday. Cain killed Abel on Friday the 13th. Judas was the 13th guest at the Last Supper and you know what he did. Jesus was crucified on Friday.

And something else I think is, you could say, is funny, a lot of cities do not have a 13th street, many buildings do not have a 13th floor, elevators do not have a 13. Are people still that superstitious? You wouldn't think so in this day and age.

I think the following is interesting; There are 13 witches in a coven. Al Capone was sentenced to prison on Friday the 13th, Tupac was killed on Friday. a hangman's noose has 13 twists on the rope and there are 13 steps to the gallows. And I here isn't a 13 on race cars.

Don't people realize that bad things happen on other days? Like Thursday the 12th.? I bet if enough people started saying Thursday the 12th is bad luck, in a few years that day would be superstitious too.


So how many of you are superstitious? Do you go back home if a black cat crosses your path? Do you throw salt over your shoulder if you spill it? I believe it is your left shoulder you throw the salt over. Do you never open an umbrella in the house or walk under a ladder? Or do you think superstition is in your mind?


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      9 years ago from Knoxville, Tennessee

      This is interesting. I never really knew the history of Friday the 13th.

      Mostly, I am not superstitious, but I don't open umbrellas in the house, and try to avoid walking under ladders. Not because I am particularly afraid of negative consequences, just because there seems to be no reason to walk under a ladder or open an umbrella in the house.


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