Friday The 13th, Is It Cursed?

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Here are some fascinating facts and weird things that happened on Friday the 13th

  • Paraskavedekatriaphobia (also known as friggatriskaidekaphobia) is the scientific name for someone with the fear of Friday the 13th
  • People say the fear of 13 came from the fact that there were 12 people at the last supper… Jesus was crucified the next day which was apparently on a Friday.
  • The ultimate king of horror was Alfred Hitchcock was born on August the 13th 1899.
  • On Friday, August the 13th 2010 a 13-year-old boy in England was struck by lighting and it was reported that he was hit at 1:13 PM… Thankfully the boy survived and was not harmed.
  • In 1989 on you guessed it Friday the 13th the stock market fell 6.19% which at the time was the WORST day in market history.
  • Everyday on Friday the 13th the world’s economy loses around 900 million dollars because people are too scared to leave the house or even travel on that date.
  • Some of the most notorious people were born on Friday the 13th including the Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest.
  • On Friday October the 13th a plane crashed in the Andes. 12 people died instantly and more were killed later in an avalanche… The few that did survive had to resort to cannibalism to survive.
  • Tupac died on the 13th
  • A deadly virus crashed the IBM computers in Britain, which sent people into panic of deleting all their data that couldn’t be replaced as it was 1989 and there was no such thing as a backup system.