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  • Friggatriskaidekaphobiacs: Why Do So Many People Fear Friday-the-13th?

    09/13/2013 2:48:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Sunday, October 13, 2013 ^ | Sunday, October 13, 2013
    The combination of sixth day of the week and the number 13 have foreboding reputation worldwideFriday the 13th is a special day that is tied to numerous myths and superstitions. This phenomenon happens at least once a year. But never more than three times a year, according to various reports. For people afflicted with a morbid, irrational fear of Friday-the-13th, or friggatriskaidekaphobiacs as they are clinically known as, this 'day of apocalypse' is a difficult one to get through. For those who fear this day, simply look out for months that start on a Sunday. There will be a Friday...
  • 'Dark Shadows' Jonathan Frid dies on Friday the 13th at age 87

    04/19/2012 12:54:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 19, 2012 | 11:03 am | Patrick Kevin Day
    Jonathan Frid, the man known to fans around the world as Barnabas Collins, the suave vampire from the cult hit soap opera "Dark Shadows" has died at age 87. The Hamilton Spectator, of Hamilton, Ontario, reports the Canadian actor died in his hometown of Hamilton at the Juravinski Hospital on Friday, April 13. Frid's final screen role was a cameo in "Dark Shadows," the soap opera's upcoming big-screen revamp directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp as Barnabas. Kathryn Leigh Scott, who co-starred with Frid on the original "Dark Shadows" and recently reunited with him to film her own...