13 Freaky Facts about Friday the 13thScared to leave the house today? We've uncovered 13 bizarre facts about Friday the 13th that may give you one one of the THREE phobias associated with this unlucky day:
Let's get started with our Friday the 13th Freaky Facts...
FLIGHT TO HELFinland offers a Flight 666 to HEL (their airport code) every Friday the 13th.
FEARFUL PRESIDENTPresident Franklin D. Roosevelt had a great fear of Friday the 13th... and the number 13. He wouldn't travel on the 13th day of the month and would never host or attend a gathering with 13 people at the dinner table.
HALLOWEENHalloween 2016 was the first time in 666 years that it fell on Friday the 13th.
INTERESTING PEOPLE WERE BORN ON FRIDAY THE 13thAlfred Hitchcock was born on Friday the 13th ... and so was Fidel Castro and the original Grand Wizard of the KKK (eek!) On a positive note, Taylor Swift's favorite number is 13. She was born on Friday the 13th, turned 13 on Friday the 13th and her debut album went platinum after 13 weeks!
THE BIRTH OF HEAVY METALMarked by many music experts as the official birth of heavy metal, Black Sabbath’s first heavy metal album was released on an appropriately dangerous Friday the 13th in 1970. Maybe a good omen for anyone who wanted to board the crazy train?
NATURAL DISASTERSA cyclone killed 500,000 people in Bangladesh on Friday, November 13th in 1970, one of the most catastrophic natural events the world had ever seen. That was the snowfall total recorded at the Buffalo airport on Oct. 13, 2006, during the "Friday the 13th" blizzard. They received 24 inches of snow in OCTOBER. In England, a boy was struck by lightning on Friday, August 13, 2010. The time was 1:13 (13:13 military time) and he was 13 years old at the time.
BUSINESS IS NOT GOODOn Friday, October 13, 1989, the US stock exchange suffered a major crash. This day is often referred to as "Black Friday." About $900 million is lost every Friday the 13th because people are scared to go to work and/or travel on this date. Probably the only scary thing about that is how superstitious people are!
FRIDAY THE 13th PREDICTIONSOn Friday the 13th in 2029, an asteroid (Asteroid 99942 Apophis) is forecasted to pass earth at a closer distance than any of our current satellites. Not sure of the ramifications, but this doesn't sound does not sound promising.