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Forum: Old Wives' Tales 14 September 2013, 02:43 AM
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Icon18 Why Does Friday the 13th Scare Us So Much?

It's Friday the 13th, and millions of people are on edge, fearing a calamity with personal or global repercussions-a broken leg, a stock market crash, or the trigger pulled for World War III.
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Forum: Old Wives' Tales 14 September 2013, 02:42 AM
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Views: 37,817
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Icon22 Superstitious Numbers Around the World

Numbers carry different meanings depending on what country you are in.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/09/130913-friday-luck-lucky-superstition-13/
Forum: Old Wives' Tales 15 July 2012, 05:07 AM
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Icon22 Friday 13th: omens of bad and good luck

The superstitious have long regarded Friday the 13th to be a day prone to accidents and misfortune. Here is a list of what to avoid and what to look for if you want to have good luck on an unlucky...
Forum: Old Wives' Tales 13 April 2012, 11:33 PM
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Ambulance Friday the 13th really is unlucky, medics concluded

It has long been held as a unlucky day by the superstitious, but a little-known medical study noticed a dramatic spike in accidents on Friday 13th.
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Forum: Old Wives' Tales 13 April 2012, 11:32 PM
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Icon22 Friday 13th: a history of superstition

The superstitious have long regarded Friday the 13th to be a day prone to accidents and misfortune.
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Forum: Old Wives' Tales 13 November 2009, 06:44 PM
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Teacher Friday the 13th: Your Luck Is About to Change

If Friday the 13th is unlucky, then 2009 has been an unusually unlucky year. But your luck is about to change. Today is the last of three Friday the 13ths you'll have to endure this year.

The...
Forum: Old Wives' Tales 13 November 2009, 03:56 AM
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Icon22 Friday 13th: omens of bad and good luck

Henry Ford would have hated 2009, and not just because it's been a tough year to sell cars.

Ford, as the story goes, refused to do business on Friday the 13th, and this week marks the third time...
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