According to Otis Elevators - the world's largest manufacturer of elevators, escalators and walkways - an estimated 85% of the world's elevators lift the number of floors 13.
The absence of the 13th floor in office buildings and hotels is a quirky but also interesting thing. Historically, number 13 appears in the Bible: There are 13 guests present in the 'Last Supper' (also known as the Last Supper), before 'Good Friday' , ie the day when Jesus was crucified.
The seating arrangement in the 'Supper' is said to spark the superstition of a part of Christians, that every 13 guests at a table is a bad omen; or even worse, it is triggering death.
'Supper' in the Bible.
As for 'Friday the 13th' , there is actually no link between the 13th and the sixth. While number 13 is considered unlucky, the sixth day (accidentally) is the day that marks both major events in the Bible: the day Eva gave Adam the apple and the day Jesus died.
Eva gave Adam the forbidden apple in the Garden of Eden.
In short, Friday (and) the 13th day comes from biblical legends and has since been turned into a premise for many superstitious stories. And yet, films like 'Friday 13th' , or tragedies that happened on this fateful day made the fear more solid.
Some tragedies and shocking events of the century can be attributed to the German bombing of Buckingham Palace (Friday 13 September 1940); a tornado killed more than 300,000 people in Bangladesh (Friday, November 13, 1970); the disappearance of a Chilean Air Force plane in the Andes (Friday 13 October 1972) . While the historical and biblical meaning of Friday (and) on the 13th is clear, why do the hotels deliberately ignoring the 13th floor?
The absence of number 13 in the elevator may be due to Triskaidekaphobia - a fear syndrome 13.
USA Today reported that the absence of 13 in the elevator could have been caused by Triskaidekaphobia - a fear of No. 13. Like people who are stressed and heavily obsessed about a certain problem, one has Triskaidekaphobia will have mental symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, panic, rapid heartbeat and shortness of breath when you see number 13.
To take care of and please customers, especially those with Triskaidekaphobia syndrome, many hotels have decided to remove the number 13 on the elevator control panel and the staircase.
Many hotels have decided to remove the number 13 on the elevator control panel and the stairs.
While it is a very reasonable decision that a business can make based on customer service , the absence of 13 continues to spread mysterious stories and scare them. scared everywhere.
So is your company or building located on the 13th floor?