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It’s Friday the 13th

13 Nov

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Are you superstitious? I’m not. I split poles, black cats can cross my path anytime and I don’t believe the devil tries to capture my soul when I sneeze. I don’t walk under ladders though. That’s just not a very smart thing to do. I stay away from cranes on constructions sites too.

Anywho, National Geographic ran a piece a few years ago that talks about the origins of this whole Friday the 13th tomfoolery. Basically, the bad luck associated with the number 13 can be traced back to a Norse myth and the Friday thing is because some people believe that Eve tempted Adam with the apple on a Friday and that Cain killed Abel on Friday the 13th. The article goes on to talk about the millions of dollars lost in revenue on Friday the 13th every year because people prefer to stay at home for fear of something awful happening. According to a researcher in the piece, 80 percent of high rise buildings lack a 13th floor and most hospitals and hotels skip 13 when numbering rooms.

Eh. It’s Friday, man and some ancient myth should not ruin your payday/beginning of the weekend/date night. Get out there and make this day as fun and productive as all the others.

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Posted by on November 13, 2009 in Religion/Spirituality

 

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One response to “It’s Friday the 13th

  1. Djenawa

    November 18, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    My lucky number

     

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