Have you looked at the calendar yet today? Its Friday the 13th, and t.v will soon be airing hour after hour of gory flicks, but do you know how it started? There are a lot of stories and myths around this “superstition” some more amusing then others, but word has it, the earliest know reference happened in an 1869 biography for Italian composer Gioachino Rossini. He thought of Friday as an unlucky day (um hello, its the end of the workweek!), and 13 was an unlucky number. Rossini died on November 13th, a Friday. These days, we have successfully passed on the whole bad luck folk lore though word of mouth, and I’m going to spread it even further. Whether you believe or not, arm yourself with a few good luck charms, and if you don’t have any, its an excuse to go shopping! And in case you need more charms, check out this list of good luck charms from around the world.