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13 things you should know about Friday the 13th
13 things you should know about Friday the 13th

Are you afraid of Friday the 13th? Then you may be one of 21 million Americans who suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia, or a paralyzing fear of Friday the 13th. Here are 13 more tidbits about Friday the 13th that may convince you to shut the doors and stay inside until tomorrow.  1. Avoidance of the number 13 is such that high-rises and hotels have been known to skip the 13th floor. 2. Paraskevidekatriaphobia affected the highest office in the land. Franklin Delano Roosevelt is widely said to have avoided travel on the 13th of any month. A look at an official log of his travels as president does show very few "13s" among the dates. Perhaps on the few that do pop up, he...

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