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13/12/2013 12:20 GMT | Updated 13/12/2013 12:30 GMT

Friday The 13th: Four Expensive Freaky Friday Disasters

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Friday 13th, or "Freaky Friday", has become of our most infamous superstitions, affecting us not just personally but financially.

Every year, the world loses around £500 million ($800 million) due to economic paralysis, as people refuse to travel, buy big items or conduct business, according to the Stress Management Centre and Phobia Institute.

According to Travelodge, a third of Britons change their plans on Friday the 13th, with the same amount saying they would prefer to hide under the duvet and emerge the following day to avoid any bad luck.

Freaky Friday has been extraordinarily costly for us in the past, especially for those suffering from friggatriskaidekaphobia (the fear of Friday the 13th).

HuffPostUK has compiled the costliest disasters that happened on Friday the 13th to show today should hopefully not be any worse for you.

Friday 13th Financial Disasters