Paraskevidekatriaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th. Are you fearful? Some people think if you pronounce that word, then you’ll no longer be fearful of Friday the 13th. Give it a try.
One person seems to love the number 13. That person? Taylor Alison Swift. She was born on Dec. 13, a Wednesday. It is well known 13 is Swift’s favorite number. Her management company is 13 Management. She held a 13-hour meet-and-greet on June 13 during CMA Music Festival.
In a 2009 interview with MTV, she explained why 13 is her lucky number, saying among other things that her first album [Taylor Swift] went gold in 13 weeks and her first No. 1 song [“Our Song”] had a 13-second intro.
Swift’s “Style” video debuted Feb. 13 — a Friday. It is from her fifth studio album, 1989, and oh, by the way, there are 13 cuts on the album.