Triskadekaphobia: The Fear of Thirteen

Fear of number 13

Triskaidekaphobia is fear of the number 13 (thirteen). The term was used as early as in 1910 by Isador Coriat in Abnormal Psychology. It may seem like an unusual phobia to have but modern skyscrapers rarely have a floor numbered thirteen. Many airports lack a gate with the number thirteen. In Florence, Italy, any street address that … Read more