Friday, November 13, 2009

The Friday the 13th -Friday Five...

Happy Friday the 13th! How many out there are superstitious? What superstitions have you heard of or believe in? There's plenty of superstitions surrounding Friday the 13th - So, I'd thought I'd share a few things on that subject -Today's Friday Five...


1. My birthday comes on a Friday the 13th -Ok so not every year and I wasn't born on a Friday the 13th -But, it does happen every few years. I can't say they were particularly unlucky except I remember being kinda sick once when my birthday was on a Friday the 13th.


2. People that have a morbid,irrational fear of Friday the 13th are called Paraskevidekatriaphobics

3. Why do people think Friday the 13th is so unlucky? There are a few reasons -it's mostly rooted in ancient, separate bad-luck associations with the number 13 and the day Friday. The two unlucky entities combine to make one super unlucky day.

4. Many places skip the "unlucky" number 13 -Such as: More than 80 percent of high-rises lack a 13th floor and many airports skip the 13th gate.

5. While typing this the program was not responsive and I had to restart my computer *que scary music* -Oooh -Friday the 13th!! =D

Well, until next time hope you have a not too unlucky day and weekend!

1 comment:

DeAnna said...

Hi,
My birthday falls on the 13th too. For our family, the number 13 seems to follow us around for good and bad, so we are never really sure if we should dread it or look forward to it. Crazy. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment at my blog. I'll go check out yur articles at Examiner now.

Cheers,
DeAnna