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Friday The 13th Superstition: How It Started, And A Few Freaky Facts

13-Aug-2021
By URFAVARIES

So, what‘s so scary about Friday the 13th?

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Even though Friday the 13th has evolved into a somewhat integral part of pop culture in recent decades than an unnerving superstition, there is a big chunk of the human population, especially in western countries who still have the fear deeply embedded in their belief system. 


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While there's no solid evidence in past cultures surrounding the origins of such phobia, Friday the 13th is still one of the biggest superstitions prevailing well into the modern age, and there's a mega successful movie franchise of the same name to prove it. 


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However, it is said that it dates back to biblical times when the infamous Last Supper was triggered by the 13th guest, Judas Iscariot which, as we all know, leads to Jesus Christ's crucifixion on Good Friday. 


Okay, enough about history. Here are some freaky facts about Friday the 13th that you might not know:


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1. Any month that begins with a Sunday will have a Friday the 13th.

2. Triskaidekaphobia is the fear of the number 13 itself.

3. Paraskevidekatriaphobia is a real phobia that describes the fear of Friday the 13th.

4. An asteroid will safely fly by the earth on 13th April 2029, which falls on a Friday.

5. In England, babies born on Friday the 13th were once laid on a Bible shortly after their birth, to ward off any bad luck.


Feeling spooky yet? 


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