How Unlucky is Friday the 13th?
It's Friday the 13th, and since Halloween is just a few weeks away, this one feels just a little more meaningful. So if you're uneasy today, listen up.
74% of people say they've had bad luck on a Friday the 13th in the past. But that could just be people overstating things. Statistically speaking, today isn't any more dangerous than any other day.
A study out of Finland found there's no increase in bad things happening on Friday the 13th. 5% of people plan to stay in their house all day today just to be safe. The fear of Friday the 13th is called frigg-a-tri-skai-dek-a-phobia.
It's estimated that around $900 million is lost in business every Friday the 13th from all the people who decide not to fly, go to work, or leave their house at all.
This is only the fifth time in the past three decades that Friday the 13th has happened in October. The previous ones are 1989, 1995, 2000, and 2006.
Every single year has to have at least one Friday the 13th, and some years can have up to three. The next one is in April of next year.
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