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Happy Friday the 13th!

13 October

Have you heard of these fun facts about Friday the 13th?

Historical Origins: The superstition surrounding Friday the 13th is believed to have originated in the Middle Ages. Some say it’s linked to the Last Supper, where there were 13 individuals, including Jesus and Judas, and the crucifixion, which is said to have taken place on a Friday.

Fear of the Number 13: The fear of the number 13 is called triskaidekaphobia. This fear is not limited to Fridays and can extend to the number 13 in general. Many buildings skip the 13th floor, going directly from 12 to 14.

Alfred Hitchcock Connection: The famous director Alfred Hitchcock was born on August 13, 1899, and he had a particular fascination with the number 13. He even made a movie titled “The 13th Hour.”

Statistics: Despite the superstitions, studies have shown that there is no significant increase in accidents or negative events on Friday the 13th compared to other Fridays.

Economic Impact: Some people are so superstitious about Friday the 13th that they avoid traveling, making major life decisions, or even going to work. This can result in a slight dip in economic activity on these days.

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