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Old 17 November 2009, 11:59 AM
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I concluded my trip to Las Vegas by flying out late on Friday the 13th. I actually got back sometime Saturday.

I forgot about it being Friday the 13th until SO mentioned it that day, but it had been just about the worst week of my life. It could have been worse, but not by a whole lot. We were supposed to have gotten married on Tuesday (finally, after 11 years together), but cancelled (thankfully not because of anything between me and SO- we're actually closer than ever). From a little thing like a belly-button infection I discovered the day before we left, to an incident after which I have chosen never to speak to anyone in my family again, and many other problems along the spectrum, this was a hellish week. To top it all off, we both got the flu and are fighting that now.

I'm sure it being Friday the 13th isn't the cause, but it'd be nice to have something to blame this on.
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Old 13 April 2012, 10:32 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.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...erstition.html
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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.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...concluded.html
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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 day.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...good-luck.html
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What a load of rubbish. I always salute a magpie, but that's just to be polite.
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My sister was born on Friday the 13th and is insanely proud of that fact. When she got engaged, she immediately went to the calendar and looked up all the Friday the 13th dates for the next two years (she ended up choosing last April).
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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/n...perstition-13/
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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.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/n...nation-culture
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