Friday, April 13, 2012
Friday the 13th: Things you should know
The year 2012 is an especially bad year for those who fear this day. Most years have one or two Friday the 13ths, but this year, there are three. And get this: They are 13 weeks apart. (January 13th, April 13th, July 13th).
It has been estimated that up to $800 million is lost every Friday the 13th because many people think it is an unlucky day to travel, go to work or do pretty much anything. In fact, it is said that as many as 21 million people fear this day.
And according to this Daily Mail article, a 1993 study in the United States found that the risk of admission to hospitals on Friday the 13th as a result of “a transport accident may be increased by as much as 52 percent.” The study was detailed in an article that was called “Is Friday 13th bad for your health?” and published in the British Medical Journal...Continue reading...