Friday the 13th...

Well, what a week it’s been! Our internal clocks have just begun to sync themselves into some sort of normalcy thanks to the time change brought on by daylight savings time and now we are presented with Friday the 13th.

For some, 13 is an unlucky number. Many believe the number 13 will bring them bad luck. If people truly believe this then 2009 is not their year and could send some scurrying for a highover the edge because 2009 will be extremely unlucky given that there are three Friday the 13th this year. The first one was last month, then today and then the grand finale is in November. For three to occur in one year is highly unusual and apparently only happens every eleven years.

Fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskavedekatriaphobia or friggatriskaidekaphobia and is one of the most common fears people have. Triskaidekaphobia is fear of the number 13.

Not to add any more fear mongering, myth or speculation to those that already fear this day, but have you happened to notice that there has also been a full moon? In case you are one that simply avoids adventuring outdoors on these days, I would suggest that you simply remain in bed, not answer the phone or door, as you never know what might be lurking about – perhaps a sleep deprived unlucky werewolf.

Learn to laugh at yourself because if you don’t... someone else will.


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