Does Friday the 13th scare you?  I don't have a superstitious bone in my body, but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy freaking everyone else out.  If you suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia (the fear of Friday the 13th), here are some happy fun facts about this day.

  1. There are three Friday the 13ths in 2012.  And, according to The Village Voice, they are exactly THIRTEEN weeks apart.
  2. Apollo 13 launched at 13:13 (central time) and the explosion that crippled the vehicle happened on April 13.
  3. The Olsen twins (Kate and Ashley) were born on Friday the 13th.
  4. The 13th Friday the 13th movie is set to release in 2013 on September 13th which of course is a Friday the 13th.

If all this Friday the 13th talk has you looking over your shoulder, consider this.  It's amazing how non-scary Friday the 13th is when combined with Benny Hill music.  See for yourself: