Happy Friday 13th, y’all!
Whether you’re a total cynic or more of a salt-throwing, black cat-avoiding, wood-knocking believer, the origins of what has come to be known as the most unlucky day of the year are pretty darn cool.
Unsurprisingly, the edginess around the 13th day of the month falling on a Friday hark back to ye olde times, somewhere around the Middle Ages.
In fact, some historians believe that this was the day that the most serious Biblical events went down – namely Eve taking a bite of that apple, the start of the great flood and the building of the Tower of Babel.
Added to that, there were 13 people sitting around the table at Jesus’ last supper, which took place the evening before Good Friday; Judas was, supposedly the 13th and last guest to take a seat at the table.
Generally speaking, though, it just happens to be a combination of a number that people deem to be unlucky (apart from Taylor Swift, of course) and what is perceived by some to be an unlucky day.
We’re confused about anyone thinking a Friday is unlucky; haven’t they heard about Friday night drinks?!
watch: the first trailer for rings is utterly terrifying