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Sweet Rose Ramblings (AKA The Call-Waiting Blog)

A place for my unformed thoughts. Help me sort them out!

Friday, November 02, 2007

Another Mystery

Since I cleared up the mystery of the floral-painted cabs (see the comment section below), I figured I would add another mystery to my list. Why do buildings not have 13th floors but they will have the address 666? Is that not also bad luck?

7 Comments:

At November 02, 2007 1:28 PM, Blogger Ezzie said...

No, just evil.

 
At November 02, 2007 3:53 PM, Blogger e-kvetcher said...

off topic, I saw this and thought of you shoshana

 
At November 02, 2007 5:03 PM, Blogger Shoshana said...

e-kvetcher -
That's awesome! I needed a signature song :)

 
At November 04, 2007 11:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The building I worked in did have a 13th floor.

 
At November 04, 2007 11:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

PS- that last anon comment was by Renana

 
At November 05, 2007 9:16 AM, Blogger jewmaican20 said...

666 is the number of the Beast, a creature that is supposedly completely evil. Officially it's a gematria, but it really doesn't have anything to do with bad luck, which is what 13 "means"...

 
At November 05, 2007 9:20 AM, Blogger jewmaican20 said...

Excuse me. The gematria is used to allude to the emperor Nero, based on the aramaic translation of his name. The "number of the beast" bit is from the Christian bible, referring to the antichrist, and later apocryphal writings...

 

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