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Why is Friday the 13th considered unlucky?

December 10th, 2010

Episode 826 of 1056 episodes

In countries like the United States, people have a superstitious fear of one particular date: Friday the 13th. But why? In this episode, Marshall discusses the two main fears that have fueled the Friday the 13th superstitions, as well as their origins.

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