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368,379 people killed, 306,096 injured and over $2,815,931,000 in economic damages

What's the harm in numerology?

Many people are fascinated by numbers and claim they can affect your life. There is little evidence to suggest this really works.  Read more about numerology

Here are 4 people who were harmed by someone not thinking critically.

Lee Muk-yiu & 2 others

Age: 46, 45 & 34
Hong Kong

7 months in jail, community service
November 20, 2006

Belief in numerology is strong in China. This bank employee was caught taking bills with lucky serial numbers after exchanging them with other bills. Although no money was actually stolen, it was considered unethical and he was prosecuted. Read more

Myanmar's economy

Yangon, Myanmar

Economic collapse
September 1987

General Ne Win's astrologer and numerologist told him his lucky number was 9 and he would live to be 90 if he was surrounded by 9s. He reissued the currency in multiples of 9 causing mayhem and new insurgencies. He resigned within a year. Read more

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