Happy Friday everyone! Random knowledge to throw atcha today thanks to the beauty that is Wikipedia:
The fear of Friday the 13th can be called “friggatriskaidekaphobia” (Frigga being the name of the Norse goddess for whom “Friday” is named in English and “triskaidekaphobia” meaning fear of the number thirteen), or paraskevidekatriaphobia, which is a mixture of the Greek words Paraskevi, meaning “Friday” and dekatreís, meaning “thirteen” all attached to phobía, which hopefully you know means “fear”.
Now if you don’t think that it really matters, and no one would suffer from this (and I fully believe that this day could be and is paralyzing to people!) according to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina, about 17 to 21 million people in the US are affected by a fear of this day making it the most feared day and date in history. The fear can be so paralyzing that they avoid their normal routines for the day, they won’t take flights, and sometimes they won’t come out of bed, but who could really blame them on that one. It’s been estimated that $800 to $900 million is lost in business on this day. So, if you don’t have much to do today, and have a hole burning in your pocket, let’s boost our economy and maybe help out here and there
Have a delicious day!