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Most Unlucky Numbers From Around the World

By Sonam Gupta  — Jun 26, 2018
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Unlucky Numbers

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Unlucky Numbers
Have you ever noticed that in many hotels and buildings there is no floor with number 13? This is because number 13 is considered very unlucky. Though it totally depends on how you perceive superstition. However, but if 13 make you nervous, here is the list of other inauspicious or unlucky numbers for you!

Number 13 is Unlucky?

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Number 13 is Unlucky?
In Christianity, number 13 is considered as highly inauspicious. It is believed that Judas Iscariot – the one, who betrayed Jesus, was the 13th guest to participate in the Last Supper. This number is avoided in the daily life by Christens. You will never find elevators and rooms with number 13.
Even in the Parsi Culture, 13 is considered inauspicious.

Number 4 for Unlucky..

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Number 4 for Unlucky..
In most of the East Asian countries, especially in China, number 4 is considered as the most unlucky number. This is because number 4 sounds like the word death, and hence they avoid it. You will not find 4th, 13th, 14th and 24th floors of the buildings in China.
Even big companies like Nokia, Samsung, Sony and more avoided their 4th series. For instance, Sony Xperia Z3+ was launched instead of Sony Xperia Z4.

Number 9 for Unlucky...

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Number 9 for Unlucky...
Again, in the Chinese culture, number 9 is considered unlucky. In Chinese, number 9 sounds close to the word for torture and sufferings. This is the reason; number 49 or 94 are also considered unlucky and greatly avoided by people.

Number 43 Also Unlucky

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Number 43 Also Unlucky
In the Japanese culture, people try to avoid number 43, as it sounds very close to the word, which is associated with stillbirth. You will never find a room with number 43 in any of the hospitals in Japan.

Unlucky Number 24

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Unlucky Number 24
Japanese also consider number 24 as very inauspicious and dangerous. The reason behind this is that the number 24 resonates with a similar meaning of 43.

Unlucky Number 17:

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Unlucky Number 17:
Indians believe that number 17 is very unlucky, as it sums up to number 8 (1+7=8). Number 8 is controlled by the planet Saturn (Lord Shani) - The Lord of Karma. Number 17 is considered very unlucky for Italians as well. The Roman Numerical representation of 17 is XVII. This forms the word VIXI, which in Latin, means “My Life is Over” (Suicide).

Number 666:

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Number 666:
In Christianity, Number 666 is considered unlucky. In the Bible's apocalyptic Book of Revelation, 666 is referred to as "the number of the beast."

However, in Chinese culture, number 666 is considered as a lucky number. In Chinese, the number translates to “things going smoothly”.

Number 39 Unlucky in Afghanistan

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Number 39 Unlucky in Afghanistan
In Afghanistan, number 39 is considered unlucky. Number 39, in Afghani language, translate to Morda-Gow, which means Dead Cow – a well-known slang term for a pimp or procurer of prostitutes.

Number 0888 888 888 Unlucky in Bulgaria

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Number 0888 888 888 Unlucky in Bulgaria
In Bulgaria, this number is believed to be cursed as a string of high-profile people, who were associated with this number, died. The story says that the owner of a Bulgarian mobile company had the number and he died of cancer. After that, this number was passed on to a mafia boss who was later assassinated. Later, this number was assigned to a businessperson who was shot dead. After this, the number was suspended altogether

Number 250 Unlucky in China

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Number 250 Unlucky in China
In China, number 250 is considered as an insult. In Mandarin, it is pronounced as “er bai wu”, which means an “idiot person”.

Number 7 Unlucky in India

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Number 7 Unlucky in India
Number 7 is considered highly auspicious by the Indian culture; however, if we talk about Chinese people, this number is unlucky for them. Number 7 is a yang number and it sounds close to the sounds of Chinese word which means gone. Also, seven is related to the ceremonies that release dead souls from purgatory.