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Friday the 13th is a day so full of superstition about bad luck that many buildings throughout the world – except, China where it is a lucky number – don’t even have 13th floors. People who are afraid of the date are said to suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia (the irrational fear of Friday the 13th). Yet it is more than just an overall fear; there are specific issues of concern and consequences in ‘superstition land’ if certain actions are taken. Here we take a look at both the superstition as a whole and 10 bad luck behaviors for the day.