Stay Spoooooky SlideBelts Fri, Oct 13, 2017
Hey, SlideBelts fam!
Does anybody else feel scared today for no reason other than it's Friday the 13th? There's a chance that you may have friggatriskaidekaphobia. A word deriving from the combination of the words Frigg, the Norse goddess from whom Friday is named in English, and triskaidekaphobia which is the fear of the number 13.
Experts say that friggatriskaidekaphobia affects millions of people.
Triskaidekaphobia, or the fear of the number 13, is even more widespread. Most hospitals and highrise buildings skip the 13th floor. As well as most airports, not having the 13th gate. It is also believed in some parts of the world that having 13 people at the dinner table is bad luck.
Have a great weekend and stay safe everybody!