The Power of Numbers and the fear of four (Cont’d)

The number four is considered unlucky because four in Chinese sounds like the Chinese word for death. Some hotels in China do not have a fourth floor. A few skyscrapers in Hong Kong have no floors with the number in them. So a tall building with a 100th floor penthouse might only have 81 floors because 4, 14, 24, 34, 40-49, 54, 64, 74, 84 and 94 are all missing.