Wake Forest University club challenges Friday the 13th superstitions

As if a full moon on Friday the 13th is not bad enough, the Triad Area Skeptics Club (TASC) is challenging you to step on a crack, walk under a ladder and let a black cat cross your path today.

Founded at Wake Forest University, TASC is sponsoring a Friday the 13th Bash today beginning at 11 a.m. in the second floor rotunda of Benson University Center. Encouraging people to show freedom from superstition, the event will let people spill salt, open umbrellas indoors and at precisely 1:13:13 p.m. (13:13:13 military time) smash mirrors.

“We want people to have fun with Friday the 13th instead of being afraid of it,” said Eric Carlson, president of TASC and associate professor of physics at Wake Forest.

Today’s Friday the 13th bash is the third held by TASC, a 60-member group devoted to the critical investigation of paranormal or extraordinary claims.

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