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It's Friday The 13th
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (CBS2/FOX28) - Happy Friday the 13th.
This day marks an unlucky day in some western cultures.
The fear comes from two old tales; that Friday is an unlucky day and that 13 is an unlucky number.
According to The Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in North Carolina, about 21 million people in the U.S. are affected by this day, making it the most feared day in history.
Some people are so paralyzed by fear that they avoid what would otherwise be part of their normal routines; some skip flights, others refuse to get out of bed.
It's been estimated that nearly $900 million is lost in business on this day.