It's Friday The 13th Again & These People Really Don't Get It

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Oh, boy, everyone, it's Friday the 13th again. Which means that you shouldn't leave the house if there's a ladder parked in front of your front door or something. No, actually it means Twitter is blowing up with people reminding everyone that it's Friday the 13th. They're very helpful in this regard.

They're also generously sharing some wisdom about this supposedly unlucky day. Except, um, some of them don't really get how bad luck and superstitions actually work. We thought we'd share some of our favorites.

First of all, do we really need to explain the calendar and how many days are in February? 

So, having bad luck is not the same thing as being haunted, or making poor fashion choices.
Nor is it in any way related to being American. Just ask the poor.

It's not really recognized as the day your mom grants favors.
It's become a thing for tattoo parlors to offer big discounts on Friday the 13th. You know what you should never get? A discount tattoo.

Of course, everyone has really mixed up the Friday the 13th movie franchise with what we're supposed to be afraid of in real life. The best is when people also mix up who's in which franchise.

Also, movies and unlucky numbers aside, this might be good advice any day of the week?
Now that you've taken all of this in, you should probably go out and enjoy the fact that IT'S FRIDAY, dammit!      

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