MOTHandRUST turned 13 years old on November 4th! As the founder, I can't help but wonder if this coming year will be difficult due to this infamous number... I don't wonder too long however, as I am not a particularly suspicious person.
Triskaidekaphobia, the fear of the number 13
Historically, much of the western world such as the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom and Europe has viewed the number 13 as unlucky. Hence, the 13th floor of some buildings are omitted.
Tetraphobia, the fear of the number 4
China, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, as well as in some other East Asian and South East Asian countries, have traditionally see the number 4 as being the unlucky number. Therefore, it is not uncommon for some buildings here to omit floors with numbers that include the digit 4. Some also omit floor 13 for good measure.
Heptadecaphobia fear of the number 17
You do you might notice that the elevator goes straight from the 16th to the 18th floor in some buildings in Italy. Indeed, it is the number 17 that is unlucky.
Well, our 4th year was a very good one, so perhaps our 13th will be as well. And also our 17th year. Onwards!