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Happy Friday the 13th!

Happy Friday the 13th!

Today is Friday the 13th. There is a lot of superstitions surrounding today.

Here are 13 facts about Friday the 13th

  • A Friday the 13th occurs during any month that begins on a Sunday.

  • An estimated 17 to 21 million people in the United States are affected by a fear of this day, making it the most feared day and date in history.

  • Fewer accidents and reports of fire and theft occur when the 13th of the month falls on a Friday than on other Fridays because people are preventatively more careful or just stay home.

  • The panic associated with Friday the 13th is called paraskevidekatriaphobia.

  • Fear of the number 13 is called triskaidekaphobia.

  • Many Christians consider the day unlucky because it is associated with the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

  • An idea is that Judas, who betrayed Christ, was the 13th guest at the Last Supper.

  • The French King Philip IV would torture victims on Friday the 13th.

  • Likewise, in Britain, many public hangings took place on this day.

  • On Friday, July 13, 1923, the United States got a brand new landmark as the famed Hollywood sign was officially christened

  • In the 1930s and extending into the '40s, the town board decreed all black cats in French Lick, Indiana town were to wear a bell around their neck every Friday the 13th.

  • There cannot be more than three in a year.

  • An asteroid will get dangerously close to Earth on Friday, April 13, 2029.

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