Ssssh, It's Friday The 13th

An asteroid before impact in water

Based on the amount of lottery wins on the day, we'd confidently say it's quite the opposite and that you can find yourself with some very good luck on Friday 13th.

Do you consider Friday the 13th to be an unlucky date?

The problem is that the facts simply don't back up this fear - Friday 13th is actually considerably safer than average, reports the Mirror.

Some may suffer from triskaidekaphobia: an abnormal fear of the number thirteen. There is no definite theory of why people feel the need to be scared of this otherwise harmless day, but then again most superstitions never really have a scientific logic to support them.

It's unclear how exactly the day became viewed as unlucky.

There will also be two Friday the 13ths every year until 2020, but 2021 and 2022 has just one each, in August and May.

Homes are especially risky on a Monday 27th, the AA found, with a third (33%) of claims being for accidental damage and almost a fifth (18%) for "escape of water".

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On Friday, April the 13th, 2029, to be exact, the world will face an asteroid.

On Friday, Nov. 13, 1970, a cyclone hit Bangladesh, killing thousands of people.

One young boy, 13, was struck by lightning in 2010 at 1:13 p.m., or 13:13, military time.

"It's interesting nonetheless to see borrowers seemingly reject the superstition that it could be unlucky to complete such a big event as moving house on Friday 13th".

It's not unusual for a hotel room to be named 12B instead of 13, while some hospitals refuse to include a 13th floor and a number of airports choose not to have a Gate 13.

When is the next Friday the 13th?

Nazis dropped bombs on Buckingham Palace on Friday, Sept. 13, 1940 during the destructive blitz attacks. As for the stock exchange, some traders worry about buying and selling on the perceived unlucky day according to a University of Miami study. In some Spanish-speaking countries Tuesday the 13th is considered bad luck.

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