FRIDAY 13TH EFFECTS
So how bad can the fear of Friday the 13th get? Psychologists say that the various effects can range from a mild, nagging sense of doom to full-blown obsessive behavior. Some people even refuse to get out of bed on Friday the 13th. (Good excuse not to come to work, huh?)
Source: Salon, 1/12/17
HOW’S IT HANGING?
Hate to break it to you, but this is Friday the 13th. Why is Friday the
13th considered so unlucky? Some people believe that both Friday and the number 13 were once closely associated with capital punishment. In British tradition, Friday was the conventional day for public hangings, and there were supposedly 13 steps leading up to the noose.
Source: UK Daily Express newspaper
FRIDAY 13TH POPULARITY
Does today, Friday the 13th, make you a little nervous? It’s probably the most widespread superstition in America — some people won’t go to work on Friday the 13th; some won’t eat in restaurants; and many wouldn’t think of setting a wedding on the date.
Source: AmericanFolklore.net, 1/12/17
In honor of today (Friday 13th) we thought we’d share this little oddity
with you: Did you know that you carry the number 13 around with you? The seals on the back of a dollar bill include 13 steps on the pyramid, 13 stars above the eagle’s head, 13 war arrows in the eagle’s claw and 13 leaves on the olive branch.
Source: Live Science, 1/12/17