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5 Not-So-Spooky Facts About Friday the 13th

5 Not-So-Spooky Facts About Friday the 13th 1. Fear of Friday the 13th is called friggatriskaidekaphobia, whereas fear of the number 13 is called triskaidekaphobia. 2. On Friday the 13th, in April of 2029, asteroid 99942 (Apophis) will come dangerously close to earth. 3. In Paris, a quatorzieme, also known as a professional 14th guest, can be hired to avoid the unlucky guest count. 4. Many buildings don't have a 13th floor due to superstition. 5. Friday the 13th might not actually be so unlucky. The U.S. market has been bullish 80 out of 140 times that the 13th was on a Friday, according to CNBC. Fewer accidents, fires and crimes also occur on that day, according to a 2008 Dutch study. Then again, it's probably due to the fact that many superstitious people stay home on Friday the 13th.

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