Friday the 13th and other superstitions

Posted: 0:30 PM EDT Jul 12, 2012   Updated: 10:06 AM EST Feb 13, 2015

Today is Friday the 13th, the first of three in 2015. Check out some of the most common superstitions.

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Today is Friday the 13th -- considered an unlucky day by the superstitious dating back to the 19th century. Check out some other common (but silly) superstitions:


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