Lucky Numbers

Friday, October 07, 2005

Three is the magic number. I think it's magic because it is a prime number, but not all prime numbers are lucky. Thirteen for example is not lucky, most buildings wont label a floor thirteen.


Generally, the floors of a building are numbered sequentially, from one or ground upwards. However, in some countries, including the United States and Canada, buildings will sometimes purposely omit the thirteenth floor, because in these countries, 13 is considered an unlucky number. Even landlords who are not themselves superstitious realize that the rentability of suites on the 13th floor might be compromised because of superstitious tenants, or tenants who are afraid their own customers might be superstitious.



10 comments:

Zanitram said...

3 is the magic number. Have you noticed how many things happen in three's? Start counting.. just random things in life, as you start to look they will jump out at you and you will wonder.. how did I not see this before? And in stunned amazement a few days from now you'll call me.. or post and tell me how right I am. Watch and see world. watch and see.

Carrie said...

3 is my lucky and favorite number....always has been....I used to be obsessive compulsive things when i was little and they all happened in 3's....odd...i grew out of it...thankfully, because i was annoying myself. 13 is the most unlucky number for me....i can attribute many a bad fortune in my life to the number 13, whether it is true or not, well....who knows....but Italians think 13 is lucky. go figure.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, you mean like Father, Son and Holy Ghost?

digi said...

My building has a 13th floor, but it was built in 1955 so maybe that was before the madness.

I love 3 as well, it's a very stong number from an engineering pov!

Kathryn said...

13 is my favourite/'lucky' number. I've never really noticed any number being lucky or unlucky, but everyone seems to have a lucky number, so mine is 13 :)

thedeviluno said...

Paper rock scissors
Tic tac Toe
Good bad Ugly
Butcher Baker Candle Stick maker

Carnealian said...

Hey guess what Deviluno...now I'm half crocked and leaving messages on your blog! You're cute! Why didn't you say so in the first place instead of trying to play that "evil twin" thing?!? I'm anxious to see you with that lion mane thing you promised. Seems the devil had it right when he called you a poser. Shouldn't invoke spirits you can't handle.

thedeviluno said...

Hahaha Carnealian, those are some harsh burns. Im just gonna go ahead and cry myself to sleep. Hey what is so suprising about the deviluno liking pop music and flowers? Im diet evil everyone knows that.

Anonymous said...

there is no such things as dietly being with me, lover. either you are in or you are out. diet only gets you further away from me. win/lose, good/bad, demonous/angelic, come on...the magic number is two. posers are welcome, but get a handle on your closeness, your true intent. you cannot post your pact with me and resign to the fact that limbo, or what YOU decide as closeness is the end result. the end result...you will be with me. I DECIDE. praise me, for i am your chosen one.

Anonymous said...

i think mr binary has been drinking too much tang