The Web today is full of news on Friday the 13th and how unlucky it is. We'll tell you all about this day, superstitions attached to it and the top ten tweets related to Friday the 13th
BANGALORE, INDIA: A shiver runs down the spine, when someone mentions the day Friday the 13th.
Tweets advising people to be careful and warning them not to 'walk into doors' are being widely circulated on Twitter. Apparently this year, there are three Friday the 13th's and each one is exactly 13 weeks apart.
The day has also reportedly lead to a spike in 'spooky videos' being uploaded and viewed on YouTube.
Why is this day considered to be unlucky? Although Friday the 13th is just a superstition, people all over the world believe that both Friday and number 13 are unlucky. The number thirteen is considered irregular and transgressing completeness number 12 stands for.
Friday has been considered an unlucky day at least since the 14th century. Black Friday has been associated with stock market crashes and other disasters since the 1800s. The fear of Friday the 13th has been called friggatriskaidekaphobia.
The number 13 is considered to be so unlucky that several multi-storied buildings, including IT companies, avoid the 13th floor. They generally skip straight to the 14th floor after the 12th. There are various forums on the Internet, carrying out discussion on the same today.
According to reports Friday the 13th is the most feared day and date in history. ''Some people in the US are so paralyzed by fear that they avoid their normal routines in doing business, taking flights or even getting out of bed,'' said a study. Apparently a lot of loss in business is also seen on this day.
''Oh my god, I didn't realize it's Friday the 13th. I will cancel my flight,'' said one tweet from a Twitterati who believes in the superstition. However, let us take a look at 5 hilarious tweets about Friday the 13th.
1. ''The gym is creepishly empty this Friday the 13th morning! *debates going back home*''
2. ''OMG!! It's Friday the 13th. Great! You can read the calender''
3. ''It's Friday the 13th!!! So what is going to happen is.....Nothing STFU''
4. "Its Friday the 13th!" Well done, and yesterday was Thursday the 12th. And tomorrow is Saturday the 14th''
5. ''Today is Friday the 13th; i hope nothing bad happens to me while i sit at home and watch tv and eat all day''
So what do you have to say? Do you take extra care on this day, or not?