Today is Friday the thirteenth. Fear of Friday the 13th and the number 13 generally is known as triskaidekaphobia. Surveys carried out in Britain revealed that 41% of British people feel uncomfortable about Friday 13th while 4% live in dread of it. What's your position? Are you afraid of this day or the number 13?
Back to 1791, the reluctance of superstitious sailors to sail on this day was considered to have reached such a level that the government decided to prove that the superstition was a fallacy. They decided to build a ship whose name was HMS Friday. They started to build it on a Friday the 13th, it was launched on a Friday and began its first maiden voyage from London on a Friday. Neither the ship nor the crew was ever heard of again.
What do you think? Do you agree with people who say that more accidents happen on Friday 13th than on any other normal Friday? Is thirteen as unlucky as people say? Leave your comment on it.