Welcome to Friday the 13th in 2020- really, anything can happen! This is the second Friday the 13 of the year, the first was in March and if I'm being completely honest, that was probably the last normal day I had! That was the day I was suppose to leave to Disneyland, instead, I got tipsy off $1 Long Island Iced Teas at Applebee's. I haven't been inside a restaurant since!

Really, Friday the 13th isn't as scary as what is actually happening in the world of 2020. But for those of you who are a little superstitious (and even those who only a little stitious) here are some facts to know about Friday the 13th.

  • According to CNN, the fear of the number 13 (which is called Triskaidekaphobia) is believed to date back centuries to the "Code of Hammurabi". Legend had it that a 13th law was left out of the over 200 laws. Some believe it was a simple mistake when translator simply forgot a line of text. Since then, the number 13 drew fear. It is also believed that the number 13 is unlucky because at Jesus' last supper, he had 12 disciples- all together there were 13, which leads me too...
  • Friday is supposed to be unlucky because that is the day that Jesus was crucified.
  • CNN states that the hysteria of Friday the 13th began in the 20th century. In 1907, Thomas Lawson wrote a book called "Friday, the Thirteenth" in which a broker picks that day on which to bring down Wall Street. Then in 1908, The New York Times became the first media outlet to acknowledge superstition around Friday the 13th. Then, of course, in the 1980's came the horror franchise: "Friday the 13th", that's quite a leap from 1908!
  • If you're superstitious, you're not alone! One in for American's are superstitious.

There is not proof that Friday the 13 is legit unlucky. Again, nothing could be worst than what is currently happening in the real world. If to you it's just another day, cool, but because it is 2020, maybe just pop in a "Friday the 13th" movie (I suggest "Freddy vs. Jason") and call it a night.

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