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Response to leftynyc (Reply #42)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 08:16 AM

43. Yes and no

Eric de Grasse Tyson makes an excellent point about many people's fear of the number 13:

Whoever lays out the seats on Continental Airlines seems to suffer from Medieval fears of the number 13. I have yet to see a Row 13 on any flight I have taken with them. The rows simply go from 12 to 14. How about buildings? Seventy percent of all high rises along a three mile stretch of Broadway in Manhattan have no thirteenth floor. While I have not compiled detailed statistics for everywhere else in the nation, my experience walking in and out of buildings tells me it's more than half.


There's more at this link:

http://www.haydenplanetarium.org/tyson/read/2001/12/01/fear-of-numbers

Personally, I'm not superstitious about numbers. If I were renting or buy-in space in a building and the prices were lower on the 13th floor, I'd probably consider that space!

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