Friday, May 13, 2005

Paraskavedekatriaphobia

A Nation Frozen With Fear! Paraskavedekatriaphobia (er, that's Fear of Friday the 13th)Strikes Again…
While this Friday the 13th may pass with nothing but a superstitiously raised eyebrow for most of us, for thousands of Americans it's a day they will simply… DREAD!
Formally known in medical literature (and sounding scary just by its name) as "Paraskavedekatriaphobia," the Fear of the Number 13 and thus Friday the 13th is one of the oldest phobias in the world. It ranks along with the fears of flying and public speaking as one of the most widely-shared phobias as well.
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