17 May 2008
Entry for October 13, 2006
Today's bit of history trivia has to do with the superstition surrounding Friday the 13th--uh, yeah, I'm afraid today is one of those days! People who are phobic about Friday the 13th are known as triskaidekaphobes. Across time and place, the number 13 and Friday have been associated with bad luck and when Friday and 13 come together on the same day, superstition says very, very bad luck so beware! National Geographic has an online article that takes a look at this superstition so please visit http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/02/0212_040212_friday13.html .