Friday the 13th

Yep, it’s Friday the 13th. Look out for black cats in your path. Don’t walk under any ladders.  Be careful out there.

Friday the 13th is D-Day for the superstitious.  The superstition dates back to the 19th century and is reported in folklore since then.

Statistically, however, the facts don’t confirm the folklore. Numerous studies shows that accidents and strange events actually occur more on other days than on Friday the 13th.

As for black cats, we can’t confirm the superstition. We have three black cats in our household.

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  1. The superstition is only traceable via the written record to the 19th century (the death of Rossini on Friday, November 13, 1868). It dates back much, much further than that, though. And it is a worldwide superstition, not just a Western one.

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