Yes, today is that notorious “unlucky” day that even those who do not claim to be superstitious find themselves to be weary of. In the spirit of this widely-known eerie date, we explore some facts about Friday the 13th that will truly make your hairs stand on end!
A few facts to spark your interest:
For the first time since 1984, this year has come across a total of three “Friday the 13th’s.” To add to its freaky factor, these occasions fell exactly 13 weeks apart: January 13, April 13, and July 13.
If you find yourself unusually afraid on days like today, you may have paraskavedekatriaphobia ( or friggatriskaidekaphobia), which is the scientific terms for fear of Friday the 13th.
Superstitions of the number 13 is so notorious that many hotels and hospitals choose to skip a 13th floor.
Go to Livescience.com’s article, “13 Freaky Facts About Friday the 13th” to read in more detail about these facts and to read the full list of 13 freaky facts about Friday the 13th.