Archive for September, 2013

It is estimated that as many as 20 million Americans suffer from a fear of Friday the 13th. The belief in many parts of the Western world that Friday the 13th is the unluckiest day in the calendar is probably the most widespread of all superstitions. The superstition is often said to have ancient origins, and there is a long history of Fridays being unlucky, and the number thirteen as unlucky. But there is no evidence that the combination of the two as Friday the 13th was believed to be unlucky until the late 1800s

Read more about it from Chambers Dictionary of the Unexplained, available online full text through the WSU Library’s subscription to Credo Reference.


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We recently revised the Library website so that it’s easy to find what you need.

Our new search box lets you find results for books (including e-books) and individual articles, with just one click of the search button. We’ve also revised some of the links such as the left side menu button for “Subject Guides.” Now clicking that button will bring you to our new website for all subject and course guides.

Need help with the new site? Ask a Librarian!


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