Strangest Superstitions From Around The Globe That People Still Believe

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12. The Number “Four”

There are numbers like seven and thirteen that are attached to some superstition depending on the cultures where the myth stemmed and the impact associated with the numbers.

In Chinese culture, the number “four” is looked upon as an evil number. This is because the pronunciation of the number “four” in Chinese resembles that of the word for “death”.

Owing to this superstition, some buildings in East Asia don’t have floors and rooms numbered “four”. In some areas of Hong Kong, a blend of both South Asian and Western cultures is followed. As a result, many buildings do not have floors and rooms numbered either “four” or “thirteen”, as thirteen is seen as an unlucky number in the west.

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