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Why Superstitious People
Should Stay Home Friday

ABC News, by Rheana Murray

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Posted By:MissMolly, 6/13/2014 4:20:30 AM

Get the garlic. A full moon is rising on Friday the 13th -- the very same day a solar flare could send a shockwave to Earth’s surface. It’s a triple whammy for superstitious folks, according to Stuart Vyse, a psychology professor at Connecticut College. “People tend to try to read something into coincidences like these,” said Vyse, author of “Believing in Magic: The Psychology of Superstition.” “There will be a small group of people who are undoubtedly, predictably nervous about tomorrow.” The day also marks the first full moon on Friday the 13th since October 2000. The next one won’t

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: StuartL, 6/13/2014 7:42:43 AM     (No. 9884116)

The business portion of the CME (coronal mass ejection) arrived several days ago, with minimal effect. What´s coming tonight is the stream of "slow" protons -- which should make for conspicuous auroras, visible perhaps from as far south as Boise or Cheyenne.

Otherwise, meh. Treat it like any other weekend night that happens to bring a full moon, providing a little more light for the activities of predators -- both rural and urban, four-footed and two-footed.

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