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Friday the 13th

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.

7 Wedding Superstitions That Will Weird You Out

Posted 07.13.2012 | Weddings

Making it to your wedding day takes a lot of planning and a little luck. When you finally do get to the Big Day, the last thing you want is to brin...

Scary Movie Kids Are All Grown Up

The Huffington Post | Kiki Von Glinow | Posted 07.13.2012 | Celebrity

We understand the power of costumes and makeup, but we never would have thought that the creepy little girl from "The Ring" would turn out to be a blo...

What Science Says About Friggatriskaidekaphobia

Posted 07.13.2012 | Science

By: Remy Melina Published: 07/13/2012 09:01 AM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries The number 13 is synonymous with bad luck. It's considered unlucky to...

Another Friday the 13th: Paraskevidekatriaphobes, Beware!

Donna Henes | Posted 09.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

It's time to reclaim the original meaning of Friday the 13. Let's reject the fear factor and find luck and abundance, safety and pleasure wherever we look.

WATCH: The Best #MyDumbSuperstition Tweets

Posted 09.12.2012 | Comedy

In honor of Friday the 13th, Jimmy Fallon decided to run a very special edition of his Late Night Hashtags. The theme was #MyDumbSuperstition and it b...

An Interview With Gordy Grundy and His "Whole Damn Oeuvre"

Lisa Adams | Posted 08.25.2012 | Arts
Lisa Adams

A graphic poster stapled to a telephone pole read "Gordy Grundy: BURN A Retrospective, One Night Only. The Whole Damn Oeuvre." Grundy is an L.A.-based artist who is better known as an art writer. His poster brought some questions to mind.

Why Friday The 13th Is Really Unlucky For Wives

Posted 04.13.2012 | Weddings

Friday the 13th may be a particularly unlucky day for wives, according to a recent report released by extramarital dating site AshleyMadison.com. ...

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. ...

What Science Says About Friday The !3th

Posted 04.13.2012 | Science

By: LiveScience Staff Published: 04/13/2012 08:59 AM EDT on LiveScience Does Friday the 13th freak you out? If so, hold on to your rabbit's foo...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 06.13.2012 | New York
Len Berman

The Saints name Assistant Coach Joe Vitt the interim head coach filling in for the suspended Sean Payton. Vitt himself will be serving a six-game suspension for his role in the club's bounty system. So there will be an interim to the interim.

13 Horrifying Freak Accidents On Film Sets

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 04.13.2012 | Entertainment

Watch out for standing ladders and black cats -- Friday the 13th is upon us once again. The superstitious holiday, perpetuated by the horror serie...

13 Unlucky Characters In Literature

Posted 04.13.2012 | Books

Superstition scholars squabble over the origins of Friday the 13th. Not historically an unlucky day, it was first deemed so in a late 1800s biography ...

Why Friday the 13th Is a Very Lucky Day, Indeed!

Donna Henes | Posted 06.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

Up until the patriarchal revolution, both Fridays and 13s were held in the very highest esteem. Both the day and the number were associated with the Great Goddesses, and therefore, regarded as the sacred essence of luck and good fortune.

The Cinematic Prowess of Scary Real Estate Videos

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Comedy
Harmon Leon

No one should underestimate the art of real estate videos and the filmmakers that produce them. Not only does it involve showing homes that are for sa...

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).

Haunted by Bullies

Kane Hodder | Posted 01.04.2012 | Celebrity
Kane Hodder

All these years later, in a new world where bullying is being taken seriously and not something that "is just a part of life," I feel obligated to reach out and help others that have been hurt like me.

10 Bizarre Stories Of Lightning Strikes

www.oddee.com | David Moye | Posted 11.12.2011 | Weird News

Lightning is supposed to never strike twice, but Roy Sullivan defied all odds after being hit by lightning on seven different occasions, surviving all...

Friday Talking Points [167] -- Happy Friday the Thirteenth, Ron!

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.13.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Ron Paul, apparently, is not a superstitious kind of guy. Tempting fate, as it were, he announced today that he's running for president once again -- on Friday the thirteenth.

Flying On Friday The 13th: Live From The Superstitious Skies

AOL Travel News | Posted 07.13.2011 | Travel

Flying on Friday The 13th. Has it scared flyers away? Not particularly. I'm on Delta Airlines flight 1629 as I write this, and I've got the scoop from...

David Moye

Luckily, Friday The 13th Isn't That Unlucky -- Knock On Wood

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

Friday the 13th isn't any luckier or unluckier than any other day on the calendar ... knock on wood. Still, that doesn't stop some poor souls who a...

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...

Friday The 13th... Very Superstitious

Beverley Golden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Beverley Golden

the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, N.C. estimates that 17 to 21 million people in the United States alone are affected by a fear of Friday the 13th.

Friday The 13th: 13 Superstitions That Show Our Fear Of The Number 13 (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Friday the 13th is said to be unlucky because it combines a historically unlucky day and unlucky number. The No. 13 has long gotten the human race ri...