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The Unexplained: Superstitions DVD

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  • Format: DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 50 Minutes
  • Region: Region 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: A&E Television Networs
Few suspicions are as widely held as belief in the power of the number 13. Tall buildings often skip from the 12th to the 14th floor, hospitals never have a room 13 and every Friday the 13th billions of dollars of loss in trade and commerce are lost worldwide. But while its influence is clear the origins for this peculiar fear are not so evident.

SUPERSTITIONS travels from the civilizations of Ancient Greece and Rome into space on the trail of this pervasive belief. Explore theories of its origin, including the widely held view that 13 is cursed because it is the number of people who were present at The Last Supper. See ancient examples of the superstition in Norse myths, the Arthurian legends and classical texts. And examine compelling stories of tragedy that have perpetuated the superstition, from the suicide of underground artist Ray Johnson to the ill-fated Apollo 13 moon mission. It's a gripping inquiry into the enigmatic world of belief.

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