Friday the 13th

It’s Friday the 13th! Do you suffer from “friggatriskaidekaphobia?” (Phobia of Friday the 13th) A surprising number of Americans are superstitious. Are you one of them? What is your superstition?

From Gayle King

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8 Responses to Friday the 13th

  1. Michael says:

    Definitely NOT! Or I wouldn’t be driving nearly 700 miles throng the night. Yawn.

  2. Laura says:

    I don’t think I have any superstitions… unless you count really challenging God as one. When i get really p’d off at my circumstances, I’ll go out on the back deck and ask Him what the HECK??? And vent and rage. But before I go in, I’ll always apologize, just in case I went overboard, and He gets any madder at me than He already is…

  3. Nikki says:

    No, it’s just another day in my book.

    • Nikki says:

      I didn’t answer the full question! I don’t think I have any real superstitions. I still hold my breath going through tunnels.

      I found some interesting things about the #13

      *More than 80 percent of high-rises lack a 13th floor.
      *Many airports skip the 13th gate.
      *Airplanes have no 13th aisle.
      *Hospitals and hotels regularly have no room number 13.
      *Italians omit the number 13 from their national lottery.
      *On streets in Florence, Italy, the house between number 12 and 14 is addressed as 12 and a half.
      *Many cities do not have a 13th Street or a 13th Avenue
      *In France, socialites known as the quatorziens (fourteeners) once made themselves available as 14th guests to keep a dinner party from an unlucky fate.
      *Many triskaidekaphobes, as those who fear the unlucky integer are known, point to the ill-fated mission to the moon, Apollo 13.
      *If you have 13 letters in your name, you will have the devil’s luck . Jack the Ripper, Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dahmer, Theodore Bundy and Albert De Salvo all have 13 letters in their names.

  4. Joy says:

    My grandma was born on Friday the 13th in 1913 so 13 is one of my favorite numbers and I gladly welcome the day. I think of her all day. Not that I don’t every other day but this one is special because there aren’t very many of them.

  5. SKL says:

    My best friend’s and sister’s birthdays fall on Friday the 13th, so they consider it lucky for them. Personally I find superstitions to be more fun than scary. I am not one to worry about bad things happening – I focus more on being able to get through whatever happens.

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