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Unlucky 13

November 13, 2009 - Deb Gau
Just realized today is Friday the 13th. (Cue the spooky "woo" noises.)

I've never really understood why 13 is supposed to be an unlucky number, let alone why it's worse on a Friday. I can even think of a few good things associated with 13 - it's a baker's dozen, which means one more cookie or doughnut to enjoy. My younger sister was born on a Friday the 13th. See, it's not all bad.

I tried doing "research" (translation: a quick Wikipedia search) on the history of Friday the 13th, but didn't get anywhere. Apparently it's something about the combination of an unlucky number with an unlucky day. I didn't even know Friday was supposed to be unlucky, but there you go. I guess it's just like any superstition - something catastrophic happens on a Friday, you start seeing patterns in things that are probably unrelated, and boom, unlucky day.


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