Feeling friggatriskaidekaphobic?

Most competitive peope that‚  I know are a little superstitious.‚   Some more than others..I know one Eventer that has “lucky socks”, a Dressage rider who listens to a “lucky playlist” on her ipod before hitting the ring and a showgroom who uses‚  a lucky hoofpick on show days..yes.‚  ‚  that’s right.‚   I said a lucky hoofpick.‚  

So what better day to take a look at‚   “A bad luck guide to Friday the 13th.”‚   Courtesy of those stunning images from LIFE magazine’s archives.

Do you have any superstitions?

http://www.life.com/image/50453538/in-gallery/36602/a-bad-luck-guide-to-friday-the-13th

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Did you know that The fear of Friday the 13th is called friggatriskaidekaphobia?‚  

frigga, meaning “Friday” and triskaidekaphobia, or paraskevidekatriaphobia, a word derived from the concatenation of the Greek words Paraskevƒ ­ (meaning “Friday”), and dekatreƒ ­s (meaning “thirteen”), attached to phobƒ ­a (from phƒ ³bos meaning “fear”).‚   Thanks to the folks at Wikipedia‚  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday_the_13th)

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