Tag Archive for Triskaidekaphobia

Superstition around 13 predicted to slow car sales


Some news and business outlets are predicting that triskaidekaphobia (fear of the number 13) will have an effect on car sales next year. Are they overestimating the power of superstition?Wheels.ca – Car sales could slump in ‘unlucky’ 2013. Triscadecaphobia (or triskaidekaphobia) is the fear of the number 13 as a harbinger of bad luck. And…

Durham County UK saves you from having to fret about the number 13


Durham County Council bans ‘unlucky’ 13 for homes House builders will no longer have the tricky task of selling number 13 to superstitious buyers after a local authority banned the reputedly unlucky address. Durham County Councillors (U.K.) agreed to the decision at a Cabinet meeting yesterday, which will apply to new builds and conversions in…