Facts about Friday the 13th

There is a certain superstition that goes along with Friday the 13th, a lot of people refer to it as being unlucky or a day where something bad may happen. Some people choose to believe in these supernatural theories and some don’t, however we thought we would tell you a few facts about it anyway!

 

  • Friday the 13th is not seen as a day of misery all over the world. In Greece, Tuesday the 13th is considered unlucky, while in Italy, it is Friday the 17th.
  • Superstition says you should never change your bedding on a Friday, it will bring bad dreams.
  • For a month to have a Friday the 13th, the month must begin on a Sunday. Don’t believe us? Check out the calendar and test it for yourself!
  • Studies say more than 80 percent of high-rise buildings in the U.S. don’t have a 13th floor, and many hotels, hospitals and airports avoid using the number for rooms and gates.
  • The fear of Friday the 13th has been given a scientific name, paraskevidekatriaphobia. The fear of the number 13 is called triskaidekaphobia.
  • Tupac Shakur the famous music artist, died on Friday the 13th of September 1996.
  • Margaret Thatcher (13 October 1923), Steve Buscemi (13 December 1957) and Fidel Castro (13 August 1926) , was born on Friday the 13th.
  • The Athens Olympic games opened on Friday 13th August 2004.
  • The famous horror movie “Friday the 13th” was released in May 1980 having a budget of $550,000. The film ended up grossing $39.7 million at the box office in the US.
  • Over 60 million people claim to be affected by a fear of Friday the 13th which doesn’t allow them to go to work, drive cars or get out of bed.
  • There is at least one Friday the 13th per year, with the most being three.
  • There is a significant increase in traffic related accidents on the date of Friday the 13th according to the British Medical Journal.
  • There Is actually little evidence to suggest that Friday the 13th is an unlucky day. In fact, many studies have shown that the day has little baring on events like accidents, hospital visits and natural disasters.

 

 

By |October 13th, 2017|Blog|

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