If Friday the 13th is unlucky, then 2009 is an unusually unlucky year.
This week’s Friday the 13th is one of the three to endure this year. Such a rare triple-threat occurs only once every 11 years.
1. Fear of Friday the 13th- one of the most popular myths in science - is called paraskavedekatriaphobia as well a friggatriskaidekaphobia. Triskaidekaphobia is the fear of number 13.
2. Many hospitals have no room 13, while some tall buildings skip the 13th floor and some airline terminals omit Gate 13.
3. President Franklin D. Roosevelt would not travel on the 13th day of any month and would never host 13 guests at a meal.
4. Mark Twain once was the 13th guest at a dinner party. A friend warned him not to go. "It was bad luck." Twain later told the friend. "They only had food for 12".
Me............I love Friday the 13th.... I like to think of it as a "my lucky day".