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Afraid of 13?

Afraid of 13?

According to an article from The Cincinnati Enquirer(1), irrational fear of 13 is the nation's favorite superstition. It is estimated that fear of 13 costs the U.S. $1 billion a year in reduced business, absenteeism and travel cancellations. The column also notes that hotels and hospitals often have no Room 13, more than 80% of skyscrapers lack a 13th floor, and many cities have no 13th Street. This year Friday the 13th occurs twice -- today and in October. Read more here(2).
Illustration: Octavio Diaz

1. http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060113/NEWS01/601130402
2. http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060113/NEWS01/601130402

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