Some superstitions are too sticky; you could almost imagine it will still exist even after man has built a home in Mars.
Take Friday the 13th as an example. History records suggest people did not pay attention to the day-and-date combo before the 19th century. An author says talks of the Friday the 13th bad luck started to spread after the publication of Thomas W. Lawson's popular novel "Friday, the Thirteenth." It is about Wall Street trading associated with bad luck.
Today on Twitter, Friday the 13th is a trending topic. In a world where toddlers play with iPad, some people continue to believe that old superstitions still hold.
Here is a compilation of Friday the 13th tweets of July 2012. Pick your favorite. Some tweets are meant to be funny. Others imply belief or disbelief of the bad luck it brings. Some others just make fun of the whole thing. What would you tweet (if you haven't shouted out about it yet)?
@SingleStrugs: On Friday the 13th weird things are supposed to happen... Maybe I'll get a boyfriend.
@jmexo: Oh god it's Friday the 13th. As if my life isn't already one big ball of bad luck, let's throw a day dedicated to it at everyone!!!!!
@kingblacks: Friday the 13th never goes well
@hiimjoooy: I'm riding a plane tomorrow on Friday the 13th.... damnit
@Iam_Marissa: Friday the 13th is foolishness...
@stfudannica: don't care that it's friday the 13th because i'm unlucky every other day of the year anyway
@Oliver_Cheshire: Friday the 13th!!! DUN DUN DUNNNNNN
@buckotb: I walk with God, so i could never believe in Friday the 13th.
@Ozzy_MrKnowles: If you let the fact that it's Friday the 13th tomorrow determine how "lucky" or "unlucky" your day is, you need to reevaluate your life.
@joegenocide: Happy Friday the 13th in the UK. Be safe and don't get pregnant or you'll give birth to a tadpole
Who's afraid of Friday the 13th?
Would you let Friday the 13th affect your activities and decisions for the day? Would you postpone doing anything until the day is over?
The Law of Attraction states that one's thoughts dictate the experience one will have. And that applies to any day of the year.
Friday the 13th Trivia
Did you know there is a name for the fear of the number 13? It is triskaidekaphobia. What do you call the fear of Friday the 13th? Paraskevidekatriaphobia.
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