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  • "I do know it, and I'll go, 'Oooh,' but I don't do anything differently," he said. "Millions of people will fly on the 13th, and they'll be fine; the 13th floor of a building is just fine."

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  • Mr. Burger pointed out that 13 is the first number that has the suffix of teen, and in some religions it is a positive demarcation.

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