Numbers are magic. Or so they seem. Associated with a lot of things, different numbers hold different connotations. Some are more appealing, while others are considered evil or unlucky.
While the world remains undecided on some numbers, there are a few that generate more curiosity than others. For instance, 8, regarded as the infinity number signifies the never ending circle of life. It is said to be neither lucky nor unlucky. Similarly, 11 is deemed powerful because of the consecutive appearance of the number 1, which doubles its effects.
And then, there is one number which remains most mysterious yet–23. Not only does it hold the reputation of ‘a powerful number’, but also finds itself surrounded by myths and conspiracies. For instance, 23rdians are a group of people who believe in the mystical powers of 23. And when it comes to exploring conspiracies, cinema is never far behind. The Jim Carrey starrer Number 23 shows a man turning into a lunatic following his obsession with this number.
“From then on Burroughs began noting down incidences of the number 23 and wrote a short story 23 Skidoo.”