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The first noted references to Friday the 13th as a superstition showed up around the mid 19th century. A U.S. Army captain founded the 13 club: a group of 13 men in New York with an aim to prove superstitions false. They gathered for the first time on Friday the 13th, 1881. 00:18
The superstition may have roots in ancient history. In numerology, 12 stands for completeness and 13 is considered out of place. Friday is name for the Norse Goddess Frigg, who the Christian Church later tried to demonize. 00:39
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