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Friday the 13th FUN FACTS

Today is one of the unluckiest days around. If you are superstitious you aren't alone. Check it out.

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    If you cut your hair on Friday the 13th, someone in your family will die, according to superstition.
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    Paraskevidekatriaphobia is the name given to an irrational fear of Friday the 13th.
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    President Franklin D. Roosevelt would not travel on the 13th of any month, nor would he host 13 guests.
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    In 1913, a NY pastor offered to marry couples for free on the Friday the 13th. He wanted to help them get over their superstitions
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    If a funeral procession passes you on Friday the 13th, you will be the next to die, so goes the myth
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    Most tall buildings omit the thirteenth floor.
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    Tupac Shakur died on a Friday the 13th.
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    Fidel Castro was born on Friday, Aug. 13, 1926.
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    In 1881 the Thirteen Club attempted to improve the numbers image. At the first meeting, all 13 members walked under ladders to enter the room filled with spilled salt.
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    A book about an evil businessman who attempted to crash the market on the unluckiest day of the year is responsible for unlucky number 13 being associated with Friday. Friday the Thirteenth was published in 1907.
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    On the back of the dollar there are 13 steps on the pyramid, 13 stars above the eagle's head, 13 war arrows in the eagle's claw, and 13 leaves on the olive branch.
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    According to superstition, a child born on Friday the 13th will be unlucky for life.
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    Despite his skill, quarterback Dan Marino (No. 13) never won a Super Bowl