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I-A-B Life Lesson #32: The Elevator Hack [Pic]

Hits: 57007 | Rating: (3.2) | Category: Misc. | Added by: fancylad
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JUGGALETTEx0
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 1366 Posts
Thursday, August 12, 2010 9:25:38 AM
Doesn't work....My bf and I just stayed on the 17th floor at the hilton....the evelator always took FOREVER and whenever I tried to use that trick, it NEVER worked :( we musta spent like an hour total waiting for elevators...you would think at a place like the hilton, they would be a little quicker.

handeman77
Male, 40-49, Western US
 240 Posts
Tuesday, August 03, 2010 1:53:59 PM
Button with keyhole, penthouse

Necrovampyr
Male, 18-29, Western US
 69 Posts
Tuesday, August 03, 2010 1:15:14 AM
i wish i used an elevator so i could try this

meepmaker
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 6716 Posts
Monday, August 02, 2010 8:30:57 AM
Now thats just good to know.

mrbenn
Male, 30-39, Europe
 58 Posts
Sunday, August 01, 2010 12:15:29 PM
Floors 4, 14, and 24 don't exist because this is a Chinese lift.

The word for '4' sounds like 'death', and '14', sounds like 'tomb'. They're massively superstitious about these things, more than we are about the number 13.

Nobody wants to live or put their business on, so they skip them entirely.

So there's your fun lift fact for the day. Share and enjoy.

miasmaat
Female, 18-29, Western US
 299 Posts
Saturday, July 31, 2010 8:42:44 PM
SERIOUSLY??
wow.. gonna use that ALL the time now if it works. F*** the golden rule.

xtreme_dude
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1376 Posts
Saturday, July 31, 2010 7:46:05 PM
I wish I lived in a metropolitan area that had elevators...and what the F**k does the button with the key hole do? Unlock the secrets of the univers.

ingrateful
Male, 13-17, Southern US
 419 Posts
Saturday, July 31, 2010 5:49:25 PM
floors 4,14,24 never existed

omggilyy
Female, 13-17, Western US
 590 Posts
Saturday, July 31, 2010 5:36:59 PM
i wanna try it now x.x

Skim
Female, 13-17, Western US
 251 Posts
Saturday, July 31, 2010 4:01:40 PM
Cool. There's a key floor.

acknex32
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 61 Posts
Saturday, July 31, 2010 2:53:20 PM
Of course, now that this is on the internet, EVERYONE's gonna want to try this, so now it's kinda pointless...

IamBored29
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 647 Posts
Saturday, July 31, 2010 2:48:33 PM
4-14-24 are the floor where they conduct the alien autopsy's. everyone knows that.

sinspawn56
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 15 Posts
Saturday, July 31, 2010 2:33:43 PM
Skips Floors 4,14 and 24. That make me curious.

dart3rocks
Male, 13-17, Southern US
 35 Posts
Saturday, July 31, 2010 2:11:27 PM
The most stories you can fall and survive = 4-5

Nezaru
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 102 Posts
Saturday, July 31, 2010 1:46:41 PM
I like how there's a 13th floor, but no 14th.

CodeJockey
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 4272 Posts
Saturday, July 31, 2010 1:40:20 PM
"It has a 13th floor??"
That is a Chinese or Japanese elevator.
There is a "13" but not a "4" which in Chinese sound like their word for death.

Anime trivia: Excel's "Roponmatsu" = "614" = "Suffers before dieing"

coolthing97
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 1044 Posts
Saturday, July 31, 2010 1:38:54 PM
But it skips floor 14? Is there something wrong with that number too? Lol.

PinkAndGreen
Female, 13-17, Southern US
 917 Posts
Saturday, July 31, 2010 11:28:34 AM
I've tried this at a hotel when checking out once xD


Normally, the doors would open on nearly every floor, but I tried it, and I went straight up, and it didn't stop once. I think it's true

lostinkorea
Female, 30-39, Europe
 3628 Posts
Saturday, July 31, 2010 9:41:51 AM
It has a 13th floor??

Chukwa
Male, 13-17, Canada
 30 Posts
Saturday, July 31, 2010 9:17:41 AM
It could be a Chinese elevator too.

Fated
Female, 30-39, Eastern US
 58 Posts
Saturday, July 31, 2010 7:44:47 AM
It's probably not Japan. Any elevator built to suit numerical superstitions there would also be missing nine, one of the pronounciations of which sounds like the word for pain or suffering.
Not concidentally, both four and nine are unpopular numbers to use for floors at a hospital. :P

zilius
Male, 18-29, Asia
 64 Posts
Saturday, July 31, 2010 7:16:59 AM
Not so sure about the Japs, but the chinese elevators are all like this, to maintain property value of the "death" floor. Usually they replace 4 with 3A and so on though

Lucky2u
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 314 Posts
Saturday, July 31, 2010 1:17:52 AM
In japanese 4 is "shi" and that is the same word for death. Both Death and Four have alternate ways of being said but because they share that, it's considered that 4 is very unlucky. Similiar to 13 to westerners like us.

Concetra
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2032 Posts
Friday, July 30, 2010 11:05:50 PM
"Why are floors 4, 14, and 24 missing? It can't be coincidence that it's the ones with 4's but I don't get it."

They are reserved only for the police... Dunkin Doughnuts.

green_batman
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 730 Posts
Friday, July 30, 2010 10:51:24 PM
ElDavo: It could be in Japan. I read somewhere that the number four is associated with death there.

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