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Is number 13 really unlucky?

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Asked by Meena Bhargav, 29 Jan '08 02:00 pm
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Thirteen is regarded as an unlucky number in many cultures. Fear of the number 13 is termed triskaidekaphobia. The thirteenth of a month is likewise ominous, particularly when it falls on a Friday in some English-speaking cultures, Russia and Germany (see Friday the 13th) or a Tuesday in the Greek and Spanish-speaking world. The number 13 also is very unlucky at hotels. In some hotels the 13th floor and the room number 13 are excluded. There is also a superstition that should thirteen sit at a table to dine, one will die in the next year, a superstition that prompted the formation of The Thirteen Club to debunk it. Thirteen may be considered a "bad" number simply because when a group of 13 objects or people is divided into two, three, four or six equal groups, there is always one leftover, or "unlucky", object or person.
Answered by Doctor Know, 29 Jan '08 02:02 pm

 
  
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A belief due to the following reason:
The number of participants at the Last Supper
According to Matthew 10:2-5 there were twelve apostles, not thirteen.
Thirteen was once associated with the Epiphany by Christians, the child Jesus having received the Magi on his thirteenth day of life.
In Judaism, 13 signifies the age at which a boy or girl matures and becomes a bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah.
The number of principles of Jewish faith according to Maimonides
According to the Torah, God has 13 Attributes of Mercy
Thirteen is regarded as an unlucky number in many cultures. Fear of the number 13 is termed triskaidekaphobia. The thirteenth of a month is likewise ominous, particularly when it falls on a Friday in some English-speaking cultures, Russia and Germany (see Friday the 13th) or a Tuesday in the Greek and Spanish-speaking world. The number 13 also is very unlucky at hotels. In some hotels the 13th floor and the room number 13 are excluded. There is also a superstition that ...more
Answered by GOPI KUMAR, 29 Jan '08 02:03 pm

 
  
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no, its just came to be unlucky by some film makers.
Answered by douglas raja, 29 Jan '08 02:45 pm

 
  
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no
Answered by kailash, 29 Jan '08 02:01 pm

 
  
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i dnt think so !
Answered by Sher, 29 Jan '08 02:06 pm

 
  
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not at all, i was born on 13th july,
Answered by thyagarajan mahadevan, 29 Jan '08 02:01 pm

 
  
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people say it is unlucky, for your kind information in chandigar (Punjab) there is no 13 sector. i dont no angrejo ko kya problem hai number 13 se.
Answered by Jeet, 29 Jan '08 02:02 pm

 
  
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no that is rumour only.
Answered by Pravin Tambe, 29 Jan '08 02:02 pm

 
  
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13 is considered as unlucky for many, especially if you enter any big hotels they will not have room no. 13. People avoid 13 for many and many reasons.

For me that has not been the case. Its the same number as the others and I have found no numbers best than the other.
Answered by Nim Ann, 29 Jan '08 04:03 pm

 
  
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No
Answered by Sachin Rastogi, 29 Jan '08 02:01 pm

 
  
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