There is nothing better than a collection of scary pranks to honor Friday the 13th. The day is considered unlucky in Western superstition, and the fear for this day can be traced as far as the medieval times. According to National Geographic, the phobia of Friday the 13th is such a major issue that 17 to 21 million people in the United States are affected by it.
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Whether you lock yourself up in your house on this day or couldn't care less about it, here are some pranks that range from incredibly scary to purely funny:
- The classic chainsaw prank:
- This compilation to uplift your spirit before the next, really spooky prank.
- This prank that could easily give you intense nightmares (WARNING: disturbing content):
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