Saturday, May 14, 2011

Friggatriskaidekaphobia. Seriously.

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I read this little tidbit on Medical News Today:

Friggatriskaidekaphobia phenomenon is a phobia for Friday 13th, a superstition that has existed for hundreds of years in virtually every corner of the world. In India's movie industry, they try to avoid releasing new films on Friday 13th because of a fear it will do badly. Even stock markets around the world tend to see less activity on this date. Typically, airlines also report a drop in passengers.
If you derive comfort from stroking a rabbit's foot for good luck, or blow away an eyelash and make a wish, today might not be a good day for you. For those who have Friggatriskaidekaphobia, today is a particularly unpleasant day.
......continue reading here.

1 comment:

annie said...

Thankfully, I did not dwell on this phenomenon yesterday (Friday the 13th), while I was have my colonoscopy, especially as I did not react well with the solution I had to drink the day before!

I come from a European background, and, actually, 13 is a very lucky number. It depends on how superstitious one is. BTW, love your hats.