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Newsday Summary of Friday the 13th Trivia Cites DePauw

July 13, 2007

Friday 13th Calendar.jpgJuly 13, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - "Do you have paraskavedekatriaphobia?," asks New York's Newsday. "That's fear of Friday the 13th." A brief item headlined "Why is Friday the 13th unlucky?" appears in today's edition, and credits DePauw University as a source for some of its information.

"When the 13th day of the month falls on a Friday, many people feel the day will be unlucky, but why?," queries Newsday, offering "some Friday the 13th trivia." What follows appears to be pulled from a January 1998 story at, in which Professor Underwood "Woody" Dudley offered a series of facts on Friday the 13th. DePauw is one of three organizations cited as sources at the conclusion of the piece.

Access the article at the newspaper's Web site.

Source: Newsday (N.Y.)