The truth about Friday the 13th

It's not as unlucky as you might think

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Most people think Friday the 13th is a day to be scared of.

But before you go creeping yourself out, find out the truth about Friday the 13th.

First, it's not that rare. It happens at least once a year and as many as three times.

Some mathemeticians have even calculated that the 13th is actually more likely to fall on a Friday than any other day of the week.

Studies have also found that the rate of accidents is no greater on Friday the 13th than any other day.

So don't be scared of being unlucky, it's no different than any other day.

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