I was just listening to a report about how the number 39 is unlucky in Afghanistan. In the West, the numbers 13 and 666 are unlucky. In the US, many buildings even skip having a floor numbered 13 and will number them 12 and then 14 consecutively.
Ayako wrote from Japan about unlucky numbers there: "In Japan, 4 and 9 are unhappiness numbers. They sound the same as "death" or "suffering"… so people hate the room number 49 in hotels! I don’t like it, either. It sounds not so good!"
You’ll find more about lucky and unlucky numbers around the world in the comments below.
What numbers do you think are lucky or unlucky in your country? Let us know by commenting below…
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