I hope you are all having a wonderful and lucky Friday the 13th. This day tends to make people wary but have you ever stopped to wonder how this fear of Friday the 13th began?
Many different theories have been proposed thorough the years but one what has continually been passed down is, at least in part, a possible connection to the Christian Bible.
According to the text, there were twelve guests at the Last Supper, Jesus and his twelve apostles, which included Judas, who would later betray Jesus. It is believed this is where the superstition came from about having thirteen dinner guests at a table. Over the years, this fear of bad luck extended beyond dinner guest at a table to just the number thirteen on its own. It is thought the day was chosen due to another Christian connection as Jesus was crucified on a Friday. Some suspect these two connections helped play a part in the combination of Friday the 13th being considered bad luck.
Individuals who suffer from triskaidekaphobia, fear of the number thirteen, will sometimes omit the number when sequencing various things. Through out history this has been seen from builders omitting room number 13 on a floor to the entire 13th floor in buildings being skipped over. Friggatriskaidekaphobia is the scientific term for the fear of Friday the 13th. Over the years, people have reacted to this superstition in many ways. While some people may have a genuine fear of this day, others have poked fun at the superstition with comedy and movies.
Whether you fear Friday the 13th or not, I hope you will find the following jokes to be a bright spot in your day.
Take Care and . . . Good Luck!
What do you get when you cross Jason Voorhees and a bowl of Corn Flakes?
A cereal killer.
What Great Lake should you avoid on Friday the 13th?
What do Italian's eat on Friday the 13th?
Chicken Fettuccini Afraid-oh!
Did you know that Jason Voorhees was a successful stand up comedian?
Every joke he tells kills!
What did Jason's mom sing to him on Friday the 13th?
"Voorhees a jolly good fellow. Voorhees a jolly good fellow."
Why didn’t the skeleton go to the dance on Friday the 13th?
Because he had no body to go with.
What's Scarier Than Friday the 13th?