If you're the superstitious type there's a chance that rather than going to work today you are cowering under the covers waiting for the dreaded calendar date of Friday the thirteenth to pass without fate sending a meteorite crashing through your ceiling.
For some, of course, the day is no different to any other, and any ideas of fate, superstition and bad luck treated with distain and a cry of "piffle" in the direction of anyone who offers a different opinion.
However, whether are an ardent believer in the power of paraskevidekatriaphobia or a rational sort, you'd be hard-pressed to deny that this unlucky lot could well have been forgiven for treating the rare combination of date and day with some trepidation.
10. The last batch of kids to sit the old IT GCSE
You've got to feel sorry for the school kids in secondary schools learning about IT these days, especially those taking about to take their GCSEs in the subject.
The government's education secretary Michael Gove has said he knows students are "bored out of their minds" by the subject, as are the "bored teachers" teaching it. Little wonder that from this September no more children will have to suffer the Word- and Excel-driven curriculum.
This isn't much relief to the current GCSE students, though. If they had just been born a bit later, they may have access to a programme of study that is led by the industry and creates excitement through teaching areas like 2D computer animations.
Not only that, but there is now likely to be a divide in businesses minds between pre-2012 IT GCSE students and the post-2012 GCSE lot. When recruiting, the post-2012 GCSE students are likely to appear lot more attractive to businesses if they have studied an improved IT course.
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