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01/01/2013 11:53 am ET

Triskaidekaphobia Superstition To Increase In 2013?

Now that the Mayan apocalypse didn't happen, has anyone noticed another harbinger of bad news -- an entire year ending in the number "13"?

Turns out, the fear of 13 -- known as triskaidekaphobia -- dates back to Jesus having only 12 disciples or the Norse god Loki ruining a dinner by showing up as the 13th participant.

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