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Friday the 13th: How it came to be and why it s considered unlucky

At least once a year, the calendar dates align to give us a Friday the 13th. Airline ticket prices tend to dip, your superstitious boss avoids important meetings and the whole day, there s a small part of you that s just waiting for something weird to happen. Why are we like this? Whether you are superstitious or not, you can t escape the chatter circling the spookiest calendar date. Why 13? The fear of 13 dates back centuries and many believe it originates from the Code of Hammurabi which reportedly left out a 13th law from its written legal codes. However, in reality, this was actually just an error made by one of the translators who simply omitted a line of text. Such superstitions have...

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