13 May 2011

friggatriskaidekaphobia

 friggatriskaidekaphobia,  is the fear of the day Friday the 13th.

Anyway, Happy Friday the 13th. I always thought when I heard this day / superstitious word that something scary might happen or worse. I didn't even know there was a name for this. It has been dreaded for its reputation, for generating bad luck, all over the world for many centuries. It's been called the most widespread superstition in the United States. Just think of all the movies named after it, like 12 of them?
 Perhaps one reason people are so afraid of the number 13 is that, the Number 13 has long been associated with bad luck since the time of Christ, when at the Last Supper which was held by Jesus and his 12 apostles. There was another who was called Judas the betrayer. He was the 13th member of the party, tarnishing that number's reputation forever.
But on the other hand Disney has used the number 13 to it's advantage by including it in one of their most popular rides -----
The Hollywood Tower Of Terror, at Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World.
I have ridden this ride many times but, I do remember one thing the first time I rode it, when I got off the ride my legs were shaking so bad I could not walk. Can anyone relate?
I was not afraid of any 13 causing me bad luck instead just a lot of fun happened and a ride that was truly awesome.

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