Award-winning Web Site Dispels the Day's Myths
(Atlanta, GA, June 11, 2008) HowStuffWorks (www.howstuffworks.com), the high-quality content platform famous for its easy-to-understand explanations, is taking the spookiness out of Friday the 13th by explaining just how this infamous superstition works.
"How Friday the 13th Works" (http://people.howstuffworks.com/friday-thirteenth.htm) takes a fun and insightful look at the dreaded day on the calendar that millions have come to fear. HowStuffWorks' guide to Friday the 13th includes:
- Where and when did the folklore begin? (http://people.howstuffworks.com/question614.htm)
- Why is the number 13 significant? (http://people.howstuffworks.com/friday-thirteenth1.htm)
- Famous events in history that fell on Friday the 13th
- Has the superstition ever come to fruition? (http://people.howstuffworks.com/friday-thirteenth2.htm)
HowStuffWorks has an extensive library of articles that break down other famous superstitions and folklore, including "Nine Legends of American Folklore" and "How Murphy's Law Works." For more information visit (http://people.howstuffworks.com/folklore-and-superstition-channel.htm).
Founded by North Carolina State University Professor Marshall Brain in 1998, HowStuffWorks (www.howstuffworks.com) is the award-winning source of credible, unbiased and easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works. It has won multiple Webby awards, was among Time Magazine's "25 Web Sites We Can't Live Without" in 2006 and 2007, and was among PC Magazine's "Top 100 Web Sites" four times, including in 2007. Recently, HowStuffWorks became part of the Discovery Communications family, in a merger that will make HowStuffWorks the cornerstone of Discovery's digital platform and ultimately create a fully multimedia version of an encyclopedia, with content and video that will answer virtually any question an Internet user might have. A HowStuffWorks program on the Discovery Channel is currently in the works. HowStuffWorks is headquartered in Atlanta, GA, and has been a subsidiary of The Convex Group, a media and technology company, since 2003.