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Why You Should or Shouldn't Leave The House on Friday The 13th

Superstitions...superstitions everywhere

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Friday the 13th has been considered an “unlucky” day for hundreds of year, and rightly so. Many strange instances have occurred on this day throughout the years. One being rapper Tupac Shakur’s death date landed on a Friday the 13th.

 

While people already have their superstitions throughout the year, this particular day makes superstitions go rampant. Here are a few.

For starters, the number 13 is considered a horror in itself in some cultures.  The fear of the number 13 is so prevalent that some airports don’t have a gate with the number 13, and some airplanes don’t include the 13th aisle.

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We also, all know the ever so popular “step on a crack and break your mother’s back superstition.

It’s believed that this superstition goes all the way back to the 19th century and had quite a different offensive rhyme. It then changed again in the 20th century when adults would tell children that stepping on the cracks would cause them to get eaten for lunch by bears. Another belief is that cracks lead straight to the underworld and if you step on them, the evil demons who live there will release bad luck into the air.

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Perhaps a more joyful superstition is having itchy palms means money is coming in.. or out. If your right palm is itching then money may be coming your way. This would definitely be a good day to press your luck in the casino. Unfortunately, if it’s your left palm that has the itch, it may be time to pay some money out. Yikes.

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