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Friday the 13th and things you may not know about superstition in Asian cultures

Friday the 13th and things you may not know about superstition in the Chinese culture

I am always fascinated by culture and superstition. In particular I find the number 4 interesting. The Number 4is considered an unlucky number in many Asian cultures. Many numbered product lines skip the “4”, so if you have a something you are marketing, please remember to keep that in mind. In recognizing Friday the 13th, here is an interesting post on Chinese superstitions. There are still some that adhere many superstitions traditionally. Here are the most popular superstitions and believes.

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NDMA rules out tsunami threat after 8.7 quake strikes off Indonesia

NDMA rules out tsunami threat to India after 8.7 quake strikes off Indonesia

The Indonesian president said on Wednesday there was no immediate threat of a tsunami from an 8.6-magnitude earthquake that struck off Sumatra island.

Indonesia has issued its own tsunami warning and an Indian Ocean-wide alert was also issued after the quake, but President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said there was no immediate threat.

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