Why times are so tough: too many Friday the 13ths

by Thor on Mar. 13th, 2009

How could we miss this. It's not the economy (stupid) or the flattening of the world (metaphorically) that have us in global turmoil. It's the fact that we're having so many Friday the 13ths. Today is the second month in a row to have a Friday the 13th. We'll have another this year in November, giving us the maximum number of Friday the 13ths possible in one year. And it's not possible, under our current Gregorian calendar system, to have a year without at least one Friday the 13th. All you want to know about this unlucky date can be found here including the history of why the date is association with bad luck and how many (a lot) of U.S. citizens are afraid of the date.

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iowaboy's picture
iowaboy says:

oh yes, superstitions. many people believe in them although many of them are myths. like what is good luck and what's bad luck. sounds like the subject of a good documentary by somebody like michael moore or bill maher- both have handled controversial subjects.

posted on Fri, 03/13/2009 - 3:00pm
Esmeralda's picture
Esmeralda says:

How did they came up with Friday the 13???

posted on Fri, 03/13/2009 - 5:45pm
iowaboy's picture
iowaboy says:

some of the answers of how they came up with friday the 13th is in the attached article at the top, 'all you want to know about this unlucky date can be found here', in red type.

posted on Thu, 04/16/2009 - 3:43pm

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