A THIRD OF US SCARED TO BRITS13

Gym ’n tonic for Coleen Mil­lions dodge day of doom

Daily Star - - News - By RUTH McKEE ruth.mckee@dai­lystar.co.uk

OVER a third of Brits will wake in fear to­day be­cause it is Fri­day the 13th.

Mil­lions of su­per­sti­tious peo­ple have al­ready changed their plans to dodge loom­ing bad luck.

Nearly three quar­ters of Brits be­lieve they have been hit with mishaps on the cursed date.

And al­most half of peo­ple quizzed, 40%, will be tak­ing ex­tra care. Some even refuse to travel in case they are caught up in an ac­ci­dent.

And hun­dreds of peo­ple are set to can­cel meet­ings and ap­point­ments.

A new study shows that 68% of peo­ple are so crip­pled with jit­ters to­day they will try to give them­selves good luck. Some will throw salt over their shoul­der, oth­ers will salute a mag­pie or look for a black cat.

But 52% of peo­ple be­lieve that a lucky num­ber brings them for­tune.

Re­search car­ried out by Trav­elodge re­veals that cus­tomers reg­u­larly refuse to stay in room 13, es­pe­cially on Fri­day 13th.

Shak­ila Ahmed, Trav­elodge spokes­woman, said: “Our re­search shows that Bri­tons cer­tainly be­lieve in the power of num­bers and will use their lucky num­ber to get ahead in life and avoid the num­ber 13.

“Across our net­work of 551 UK ho­tels we have a large num­ber of reg­u­lar busi­ness cus­tomers who al­ways re­quest the same room num­ber.”

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