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Friday the 13th History

LOOK: Remembering The Chicago Anti-Superstition Society

Posted 12.13.2013 | Chicago

This Friday the 13th marks the last time we'll see 13/13 on the calendar for a good, long time. Those who fear the date are considered "Paraskevid...

Chaucer (and Others) on Friday the 13th

Meg Waite Clayton | Posted 09.12.2012 | Weird News
Meg Waite Clayton

The explanation for 13 being an unlucky number seems to have to do with it being one beyond the perfect 12: hours on the clock, months of the year, apostles of Christ.... Others seem to think it may have something to do with Judas being the 13th -- and last -- to sit at the table.

Why Friday The 13th Is Superstitious

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 04.13.2012 | Weird News

It's Friday the 13th! The superstition-laden phenomenon occurs at least once every year, but in 2010 and 2011, there was only one Friday the 13th. ...

Beware: It's Only The First Friday The 13th Of 2012

Posted 01.13.2012 | Home

Beware: It may be the first Friday the 13th of the year, but it won't be the last. The superstitiously unlucky day is set to creep up two more time...

13 Intriguing Friday the 13th Factoids!

Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. | Posted 03.13.2012 | Weird News
Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.

The fear of Friday is skeviphobia, the fear of the number 13 is triskaidekaphobia, and the fear of Friday the 13th is paraskevidekatriaphobia (aka friggatriskaidekaphobia).

It's Friday The 13th! 13 Weird Superstitions

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 07.12.2011 | Comedy

Today is Friday, May 13, 2011 -- the only Friday the 13th of 2011. Friday the 13th happens at least once a year due to the modern calendar. Like la...

The 13 WEIRDEST Friday The 13th Superstitions (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Today is the lone "Friday the 13th" of 2010. Friday the 13th happens at least once a year due to the modern calendar. There's only one this year an...