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  Friday 13th
Updated 13 December 2002, 12.53
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Cosmic day's a date to remember

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Question 1

What is the name for the fear of the number 13?

A: Xanthophobia
B: Triskadekaphobia
C: Pogonophobia

Question 2

What happened to the survivors of a plane crash in the Andes on Friday 13th 1972?

A: They abseiled down a mountain and were saved
B: They turned into cannibals and ate each other
C: They all vowed never to fly again

Question 3

Where do we get the word Friday from?

A: Freya and Frigg (Norse goddesses)
B: People have always fried fish on this day
C: Friday means 'last day of the week'

Question 4

Why's Friday 13th thought to be unlucky?

A: It's thought that Jesus was crucified on a Friday and there were 13 at the Last Supper
B: Most wars have started on that date
C: More ships have sunk on that date than any other

Question 5

Who directed the classic horror film Friday the 13th?

A: Chris Columbus
B: Sean S Cunningham
C: Francis Ford Coppola

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