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Crossed fingers will beat my friggatriskaidekaphobia...

A FEAR of Friday 13 is called friggatriskaidekaphobia and is more common than most people think.

Top 10 superstitions in the UK are: 1. Touching wood to be lucky or stay safe 2. Crossing fingers for good luck 3. Avoiding walking under a ladder 4. Not opening an umbrella inside to avoid bad luck 5. Seeing a penny on the floor and picking it up for good luck 6. Thinking that breaking a mirror brings seven years bad luck 7. Not putting new shoes on a table to prevent ill-fortune 8. Singing the magpie song to avoid bad omens when spotting one of the black and white birds 9. 13 being an unlucky number 10. Having your own lucky number
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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:May 13, 2011
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