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Knock on wood, grab your rabbit’s foot, and cross your fingers because today is Friday the 13th! To many, this day is considered to be one of the creepiest days of the year (along with Halloween, of course). Although the true origin superstition surrounding this particular weekday is unknown, there are many theories. One theory has to do with numerology, the belief that certain numbers correspond with particular events. According to numerology, the number 12 signifies completeness. There are many well-known dozens:  12 hours on a clock, 12 months in a year, 12 days of Christmas, 12 disciples of Jesus, 12 signs of the Zodiac, 12 gods of Olympus, and 12 strikes needed for a perfect game of bowling. Number 13, on the other hand, is considered incomplete and irregular. Another theory goes off of Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales”, in which many of the characters have bad experiences on Fridays. This association causes many professions to view Friday as a bad day to undertake new projects or go on adventures. These are only 2 theories – other theories date as far back as the Middle Ages! If today makes you uneasy – a little thing called paraskevidekatriaphobia (“Paraskevi”, which is Greek for...

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