13 January 2017

Friday the 13th: where does it come from and why is it unlucky?

Friday the 13th has been a part of superstition lore for hundreds of years, but where did that come from? Mo Rocca reports on the origins of Friday the 13th, those that hate the date, and those that love it. (CBS News)
Friday the 13th, considered by many as one of the unluckiest days of the year, is almost here again.
If you are worried about what's in store this time, then you're not alone. Psychologists have even come up with a word for how you're feeling – paraskavedekatriaphobia, or fear of Friday the 13th.
One option is to stay tucked up in bed all day to avoid any potential Friday the 13th bad luck that may come your way, or alternatively, you could ignore the superstitious chatter and embrace it.   READ MORE...

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