Top 5 Freaky Friday The 13th Facts

Have you ever wondered why people fear the date FRIDAY THE 13TH? The unluckiest day of the year is here! This is just the first of three in 2012, because April and July also will have a Friday that will fall on the 13th. This is the most possible times this can happen in one year. Scared yet?

It’s hard to pinpoint the exact origin of Friday the 13th, but many historians believe that two superstitions were combined to make one; Friday is an unlucky day, and 13 is an unlucky number. Therefore, Friday the 13 is just completely unlucky.

This combo-superstition has only been around since the beginning of the 20th century. The number 13 has been considered unlucky since biblical times.

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Here’s the top 5 “Friday the 13th” facts that show how much impact the superstition really has:

1. It is a fact that more than 60 million people worldwide are affected by a fear of Friday the 13th. This fear causes these people to not drive a car, leave the house, or even get out of bed. There is a significant increase in traffic accidents on that particular day.

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2. Many important people were born and have died on Friday the 13th. Legendary rapper Tupac Shakur died on Friday the 13th in 1996, while Fidel Castro (1926), Steve Buscemi (1957) and Margaret Thatcher (1923) were all born on a Friday the 13th.

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3. There’s as actual phobia for those who fear of Friday the 13th called friggatriskaidekaphobia. The fear of the number 13 is called triskaidekaphobia, and both Napoleon Bonaparte and President Herbert Hoover were known to be stricken with it.

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4. Of course you have heard of the Friday the 13th movies. Four of the 12 movies in the franchise have been released on Friday the 13th, including the original (1980), the sequel (1981) and the 2009 remake.

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5. You may have noticed that many hospitals don’t have a room 13, many airports don’t have a gate 13, and many tall buildings don’t even have a 13th floor. Just try to find a high-rise elevator with a 13 button!

So, enjoy this Friday the 13th, whether you decided to go into the outside world and face this superstition, or if you’re staying in bed all day watching horrible TV.

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