Happy Friday the 13th! Here Are Four Stats About Today
It's Friday the 13th! And since it's also October, this one feels just a little more frightening. To help get you through it, here are four stats you might not know about today . . .
1. An estimated 17 to 21 million Americans have a fear of Friday the 13th. And it can manifest in many ways, from refusing to fly on this day . . . to not leaving the house at all.
2. Since so many people change their plans or stay home, businesses in the U.S. lose an estimated $800 to $900 million each time there's a Friday the 13th.
3. The maximum number of times that a Friday the 13th can occur in any given year is three, but it's guaranteed to come up at least once a year.
4. This is the second Friday the 13th in 2023 . . . the first was in January. The next one won't be until next September.
Originally posted on October 13th, 2023