Friday the 13th really is unlucky, medics conclude

“… But it was the data on emergency admissions that stunned researchers. Despite fewer cars on the road, the number of motor accidents in the South West Thames region spiked from a total of 45 on the six Friday 6ths between 1989 and 1992, to some 65 accidents on the six Friday 13ths in the period – an increase of 52%. The researchers noted that the sample was ‘too small to allow meaningful analysis’ …” (more)

[Independent, 13 April]

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