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Today’s Our Last Friday The 13th Of 2012

The set has been completed during the “Frog Days Of Summer”. The year 2012 has three Fridays the 13th – the most you can have in any one year. Our first Friday the 13th was in January, the second was in April, and today is the final one. I hope that having three Fridays the 13th in a year doesn’t make 2012 unlucky. Nah, that’s just foolish superstition (knock on wood).

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Now, here’s a bit more for those of you who are super-superstitious about Friday the 13th, according to Wikipedia:

“According to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina, an estimated 17 to 21 million people in the United States are affected by a fear of this day making it the most feared day and date in history. Some people are so paralyzed by fear that they avoid their normal routines in doing business, taking flights or even getting out of bed.

The fear of Friday the 13th has been called friggatriskaidekaphobia (Frigga being the name of the Norse goddess for whom “Friday” is named and triskaidekaphobia meaning fear of the number thirteen.”

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