Celebrating Friday The 13th With Chicago’s Anti-Superstition Society

Via Boing Boing, for the no-longer-in-existence Anti-Superstition Society of Chicago, Friday the 13th was naturally the most important day of the year. In 1940, they rang the day in in December with a series of festivities pushing the limits of bad luck charms, including traipsing beneath ladders, perching black cats on shoulders, afternoon naps in coffins, spilling salt and improper hand shakage. There’s no word on how many of the Society’s members were alive a year later:


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  1. I heard walking under ladders is a good way to get things dropped on you. I guess taking a hammer or paint can to the skull is just a superstition?

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