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Friday 13th coincides with a full moon – and it could be more dangerous than you think

If you're a selenophobic or a friggatriskaidekaphobic it might just be best to stay in bed. For the first time in over a decade two of the great Western superstitions will combine bringing potentially a double dose of dire luck. Not only is it Friday 13th, but it is also a Full Moon. The last time this event occurred was in Oct. 13, 2000. Throw into the mix factors such as late licencing for the World Cup and soaring temperatures, and the more nervous among readers may just choose to stay under the covers and avoid the potential carnage. But why is Friday the 13th considered unlucky, and what's the truth behind the superstition? And what of the Full Moon? Why do we fear it so much and does it really affect our behaviour? More via Independent.ie.

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