January 2017 has seen the first Friday the Thirteenth of this year. The next one’s coming in October, so if you’re of a superstitious turn, you might want to plan your wedding, sea voyage or house purchase accordingly.
There are many ideas about why thirteen is an unlucky number. Some think it’s a reference to the Last Supper, which had thirteen people round the table. This idea has continued down the centuries and is now found in Western culture as a … Read more ›