Is there any ob­jec­tive ev­i­dence of more bad luck on Fri­day the 13th?

Focus-Science and Technology - - Q & A - TONY HERSH,

In 2017, a study of US fa­tal car crash sta­tis­tics sug­gested that Fri­day the 13th has around 12 per cent more in­ci­dents than av­er­age. There have also been claims that Fri­days gen­er­ally are worse for hospi­tal op­er­a­tions. But given the count­less things that can go wrong, clearly some will turn out by chance to be more com­mon on Fri­day the 13th. Plus, when they do, many peo­ple will see it as ‘proof’ of their su­per­sti­tion.

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