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The Worst Elevator Ever Engineered [Pic]

Hits: 50002 | Rating: (2.4) | Category: Weird | Added by: fancylad
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trez_a
Female, 18-29, Australia
 14 Posts
Saturday, December 19, 2009 12:27:03 AM
It's an elevator that caters to the unlucky number phobics out there. He's the rundown.

-1 is not unlucky, but they're put that instead of the usual 'B' for basement level.
4 is excluded coz it sounds like death in chinese, unlucky.
13 is excluded coz it's unlucky in western cultre, eg friday 13th.
14 sounds like MUST DIE in chinese.

Many hotels in the western world exclude the 13th floor, and avoid labelling a room 6 6 6 because of fearful customers. Likewise asians avoid living anywhere with the number 4 in its address.


iab-danijo
Female, 13-17, Europe
 24 Posts
Sunday, December 13, 2009 2:11:11 PM
maybe the missing floors are restricted floors and can only be accessed by a different life?

chimion
Male, 18-29, Western US
 91 Posts
Tuesday, December 08, 2009 3:44:21 PM
yeah # 4 = have same pronunciation as death

saUra
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1 Posts
Tuesday, December 08, 2009 4:52:39 AM
In china, number 4 is cosidered bad luck, so in many buildings there is no fourth floor.

Eliza^_^
Female, 18-29, Europe
 8 Posts
Tuesday, December 08, 2009 12:28:34 AM
Is it possible that the -1 floor is a european thing or something? :p

Rick_S
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 3200 Posts
Monday, December 07, 2009 4:36:50 PM
I've never seen the -1, Eliza^_^, but I knew that's what it meant. Didn't think this was a bad engineering job. Just different from what I'm used to. Also, I think you're right about the missing numbers.

MetalicDemon
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1712 Posts
Monday, December 07, 2009 4:26:28 PM
whats wrong with that

Eliza^_^
Female, 18-29, Europe
 8 Posts
Monday, December 07, 2009 9:21:12 AM
Slayer50515, of course I noticed the missing numbers :p I just find it normal for people to find that strange, even though I don't as those floors could be for staff only or something like that.
And as for -1 I ve seen it ever since I can remember in any building that has a basement.. 0 is ground floor, -1 is the basement.. I ve even seen -2 which was the floor under the basement :p I haven't seen it only in my country either, so I just find it strange that people are so surprised by it..

kilroy5555
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 503 Posts
Monday, December 07, 2009 8:49:27 AM
Careful: -1 is a water level with no end.

nikkuchan
Male, 18-29, Asia
 146 Posts
Monday, December 07, 2009 7:48:10 AM
This is probably in Japan where they like to skip number 4 for being unlucky (that's probably the reason why they skipped 14 as well).

i_m_louder
Male, 30-39, Europe
 71 Posts
Monday, December 07, 2009 7:14:55 AM
4 is a unlucky number in japan, as well 13 or sometimes 17 in occidental cultures.

Chibi_Ichigo
Female, 18-29, Canada
 1058 Posts
Monday, December 07, 2009 7:03:17 AM
4 is unlucky elsewhere, 13 is unlucky here, but ... where is 14 unlucky? What'd 0 or B1 ever do to anyone? :(

IQover
Male, 13-17, Europe
 1046 Posts
Monday, December 07, 2009 6:40:52 AM
but then what will happen if u press -1 and then again -1?

morbay32
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 67 Posts
Monday, December 07, 2009 5:30:08 AM
To get to the 14th floor you hit 15 then -1

kirstoner
Female, 18-29, Australia
 538 Posts
Monday, December 07, 2009 5:04:24 AM
-1 is common in elevators? since when?!

SiN_iN_Me
Female, 18-29, Europe
 217 Posts
Monday, December 07, 2009 4:23:00 AM
has anyone ever heard of private floors? maybe some big shots have their own seperate lift or they are places for other floors to store stock, we have that where i work (in a shopping centre, or "mall")

slayer50515
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 990 Posts
Monday, December 07, 2009 3:54:19 AM
"Umm.. what I don't get is why people find -1 floor strange. -1 is very commonly found in elevators.. "
You're not very observant, are you xP
Floors 4, 13 and 14 are missing.

Samsonite219
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 707 Posts
Monday, December 07, 2009 3:05:11 AM
i would like to go to flor 3 and 4 halfs please

beternal
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2437 Posts
Monday, December 07, 2009 1:08:43 AM
Ah yeah trashcan7 - you're right... 4 is unlucky for chinese people and 13 for westerners... it probably is superstition-based! :)

Kanashto
Male, 18-29, Asia
 501 Posts
Sunday, December 06, 2009 11:59:59 PM
many missing numbers

XBOY
Male, 18-29, Asia
 47 Posts
Sunday, December 06, 2009 11:59:22 PM
I dont see whats wrong. maybe the 3rd & 4th floor are actually one big floor. or maybe i should stfu

Eliza^_^
Female, 18-29, Europe
 8 Posts
Sunday, December 06, 2009 10:53:07 PM
Umm.. what I don't get is why people find -1 floor strange. -1 is very commonly found in elevators..

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17299 Posts
Sunday, December 06, 2009 10:50:51 PM
They clearly skipped the zero.

trashcan7
Male, 13-17, Western US
 567 Posts
Sunday, December 06, 2009 10:22:49 PM
TKD_Master
Those numbers aren't messed up, they were purposely excluded for superstitious reasons.

TKD_Master
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 4827 Posts
Sunday, December 06, 2009 9:40:57 PM
to those that just think the -1 is messed up, notice how there is no 4, 13, or 14. once you notice that, the -1 isn't so bad haha.

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