Today is Friday the 13th.
In the grand scheme of things, Friday the 13ths aren’t all that rare. We have an average of two per year, though there were three in 2012 and 2015.
Many people think Friday the 13th is an ominous day, while others think it’s good fun, and others simply don’t care. As editor Peter Geiger explained in this blog post a few years back, fear of the number 13 has been around for so long that the ancient Greeks even had a special word for it — “triskaidekaphobia.” Fear of the Friday the 13th has its own related term “friggatriskaidekaphobia” (try saying that five times fast!).
And whether you’re superstitious or not, everyone can appreciate this classic jam from Stevie Wonder. Happy Friday!