7 FACTS: Will the world end on Friday 13th?

7 FACTS: Will the world end on Friday 13th?

An Asteroid is set to pass Earth on Friday the 13th and you’re more likely to be murdered. Here are 7 facts that will make you want to lock the doors and stay at home. We all know Friday the 13th is unlucky, and any bad things that happen today should naturally be blamed on that.

1. A 13-year-old boy in Suffolk was struck by lightning at 13:13
Although it sounds implausible, this really did occur when a 13-year-old boy was hit by lightning at the Lowestoft Seafront Air Festival in August 2010.

2. There are more injuries
In a 1993 article titled “Is Friday the 13th bad for your health?”, researchers analysed traffic patterns and hospital admissions on multiple Friday 13ths compared to the previous Friday.

3. Planes crash
On Friday the 13th, October 1972, a plane crashed in the Andes. Twelve people died instantly and more were killed in an avalanche later.

Those who survived did so by resorting to cannibalism. The Andes crash was later turned into a film, “Alive.”

4. The world might end
Asteroid 99942 Apophis is forecasted to pass earth at a closer distance than any of our satellites on Friday the 13th in 2029.

The asteroid is about 320 meters wide. “That’s big enough to punch through Earth’s atmosphere,” devastating a region the size of, say, Texas, if it hit land, or causing widespread tsunamis if it hit ocean,” say Nasa scientists. Therefore this freaky day could be our very last on Earth.

5. Car crashes increase
Friday the 13th really is an unlucky day for drivers, according to new crash statistics.

6. War gets even worse
The Nazis dropped a bomb on Buckingham Palace on Friday the 13th of September 1940, as part of the Blitz during World War II.

The Royal family was apparently taking tea at the time.

7. Natural disasters occur
A cyclone killed 500,000 people in Bangladesh on Friday, November 13th in 1970, one of the most catastrophic natural events the world had ever seen.

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