Did you know that there are THREE occasions this year where the 13th of the month falls on a Friday?
February, March, and November!
Unless of course you have a phobia of such things…
According to Time and Date online records:
The fear of Friday the 13th is called friggatriskaidekaphobia – “Frigg” is the Norse goddess whom Friday is named after and “triskaidekaphobia” means the fear of “13”. It’s also known as paraskevidekatriaphobia, partly from the Greek word Friday. It is a real fear – some people who have this disorder are even too afraid to say the words “Friday the 13th”. Others avoid flying on a plane, going to work, or even getting out of bed. According to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina, millions of Americans are afraid of Friday the 13th. Symptoms of this fear range from mild anxiety and a nagging sense of doom to full-blown panic attacks.
Take a deep breathe, and go meditate in Shin Stack position, you’ll soon forget all about it…
Have a Fantastic Fun Fact Friday!
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