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I noticed the other day that I was coming up on a blogging milestone. My 666th post.

Why do I care? Because the number seems to instill fear of the devil, the number of the beast, and that bad luck may come your way if that number arises.

It’s all a crock of shit… But numbers can start such interesting conversations about beliefs, superstitions, and historical events. 🙂

I have never met a person, a rational person, that thinks that this number is going to cause anything bad to happen. Just like Friday the 13th. They are just numbers…

I’m the type of person that then gravitates to liking these numbers more than most because of the irrational nature of thinking they have special significance. My driver’s license has the number 666 in the middle of it. It almost always causes the person I give it to to make some comment.

I have always been fascinated with numbers. When I was a bike courier in Vancouver there were a few older skyscrapers that didn’t have a thirteenth floor. Though I think this is stupid, I love that people went to such great lengths to exclude it from the plans for the building.

If someone has ever asked me what my favourite number is, I’ve always said 13. My uncle wore number 13 during his stint with the Canadian National Soccer team that went to the 1986 World Cup. It was a proud moment for our family, so I picked that as my favourite number. From there, I have slowly learned that people fear it on Fridays. Stupid, but fascinating all at the same time…

Do you have a favourite number? Is there some ‘luck’ in having it as your favourite? Superstitious? Leave me a comment. I’d love to hear about it, because I love numbers!

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