#4, #Chinese #iPhones and Elevators!
I had always thought that #13 superstition had something to do with Harry Houdini. I looked it up and I was wrong. However, numbers do play a part in most cultures on this earth I think. But to leave out a whole floor on every building's elevator just seems very, very strange don't you think?
Then I began to think about the iPhone. Since the Chinese think that the #4 sounds the same as the word for death, they don't have a #4 elevator button. I wondered if they allowed a #4 on all those new cell phones everyone is using. Imagine...no #4 or GHI if you are texting the old fashioned way.
I don't know why it just hit me but #### are very strange, exotic and wonderful things when you think about them.
Have a wonderful day!
This is an elevator panel made in China. Notice the differences.
Any number that ends in #4 (i.e. #24, #34, #44) is omitted.
Both #13 and #14 are missing! I guess they don't use #1 and #2 either.
Obviously they are not taking any chances.
Note: I do know about the Last Supper, the stages of the moon and a lot of other stuff! Honestly I did look it up! Special thank to Janet and her article A Brief History of the Telephone on Midlife Boulevard for the inspiration!