Friday the 13th

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Friday the 13th, Full Moon Unite

First honey moon in almost 100 years spotted this morning

(Newser) - If the fact that it's Friday the 13th has you shaking in your boots, we hope you didn't look out your window early this morning. For the first time in nearly 100 years, what's known as a "honey moon" or "strawberry moon" coincided with the... More »

It's Friday the 13th: Would You Take Flight 666 to HEL?

The Finnair flight is actually almost full

(Newser) - Would you board flight 666 to HEL on Friday the 13th? For superstitious travelers, that might be tempting fate. But Finnair passengers on AY666 to Helsinki—which has the 3-letter designation HEL—don't seem too bothered. Today's flight is almost full. "It has been quite a joke... More »

Should We Really Fear Friday the 13th?

Some studies say so

(Newser) - Good news for those with paraskevidekatriaphobia: It's the last Friday the 13th of the year, and if you learn to say that word—meaning fear of Friday the 13th—you'll get rid of your fear, according to a superstition relayed by NPR . But is there any truth behind... More »

Friday the 13th to Occur 3 Times, 13 Weeks Apart

First time since 1984

(Newser) - It's not just the Mayan calendar that's raising 2012 worries—our own calendar is stoking fear, too. This year, there are three Friday the 13ths, compared to the usual two. That last happened in 2009. What's even stranger is that exactly 13 weeks pass between the first... More »

Friday Hacks Up Box Office

(Newser) - Friday the 13th took an ax to Valentine's Day flicks by bagging the biggest opening weekend gross of the year, $42.2 million, Entertainment Weekly reports. He's Just Not That Into You fell to second with $19.6 million, followed by Taken ($19.3 million), Confessions of a Shopaholic ($15.... More »

Please, Jason, Stay Dead

New Friday the 13th is what we thought it was

(Newser) - The new Friday the 13th “remake” is “about the best Friday the 13th movie you could hope for,” writes Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times. “It has a lot of scary and gruesome killings. If that's what you want to find out, you can stop reading.... More »

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