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Eikosihexaphobia (from Greek eikosi, "twenty", and hexa, "six") is the fear of the number 26. This fear of number may be logical because 26 is obtained by doubling the unlucky number 13, therefore doubling the potential for bad luck. But the main origin for the fear of 26 is that numerous deadly disasters take place on the 26th of the month. One Twitter user said in regards to the unfortunate events taking place on the 26th, "Number 26 has a bad history, majority of the bad and sad incidents in World happened on this date. 26? Unlucky for? #MysteriousNumber". In conclusion, date number 26, not 13, is the unlucky date.

The most infamous disaster that took place on the 26th is the Indian Ocean tsunami on 26 December 2004, claiming 228,000 lives. There were several earthquakes that killed tens of thousands of people on the 26th, such as Kansu, China earthquake on 26 December 1932 and Bam, Iran earthquake on 26 December 2003. Also one of the most infamous volcanic eruptions occurred on the 26th; Krakatau erupted on 26 August 1883, resulting in 36,000 deaths.

Two disasters struck Mumbai on the 26th. First, the Mumbai floods claimed 5,000 lives on 26 July 2005. Over three years later, Mumbai attacks occurred on 26 November 2008, resulting in 166 deaths.

The frequency of disasters and tragedies occurring on the 26th would lead to fear of disasters and death when the date is or approaching the 26th of the month. So sufferers on the 26th would take cover all day while praying to God. Some may also fear hearing news about disasters occurring on the 26th.

Number phobias
Oudenophobia (fear of 0) · Henophobia (fear of 1) · Dyophobia (fear of 2) · Triskaphobia (fear of 3) · Tetraphobia (fear of 4) · Pentaphobia (fear of 5) · Hexaphobia (fear of 6) · Heptaphobia (fear of 7) · Octophobia (fear of 8) · Enneaphobia (fear of 9) · Decaphobia (fear of 10) · Hendecaphobia (fear of 11) · Dodecaphobia (fear of 12) · Triskaidekaphobia (fear of 13) · Hexadecaphobia (fear of 16) · Heptadecaphobia (fear of 17) · Octodecaphobia (fear of 18) · Enneadecaphobia (fear of 19) · Eikositriophobia (fear of 23) · Eikosihexaphobia (fear of 26) · Triakontenneaphobia (fear of 39) · Tessarakontadyophobia (fear of 42) · Hexekontadyophobia (fear of 62) · Hexekontenneaphobia (fear of 69) · Hebdomekontahenophobia (fear of 71) · Ogdokontaheptaphobia (fear of 87) · Enenekontenneaphobia (fear of 99) · Hekatophobia (fear of 100) · Hekatohendecaphobia (fear of 111) · Hekatenenekontahenophobia (fear of 191) · Diakosioihekkaidekaphobia (fear of 216) · Diakosioipentekontaphobia (fear of 250) · Triakosioitriakontatriophobia (fear of 333) · Tetrakosioeikosiphobia (fear of 420) · Hexakosioihekkaidekaphobia (fear of 616) · Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia (fear of 666) · Heftakosioitessarakontaheptaphobia (fear of 747) · Enniakosioihendecaphobia (fear of 911) · Enniakosioenenekontenneaphobia (fear of 999) · Tessarakontadyochilahexekontenneaphobia (fear of 42069) · Meganumerophobia (fear of large numbers) · Imparnumerophobia (fear of odd numbers) · Omalonumerophobia (fear of even numbers) · Primonumerophobia (fear of prime numbers) · Paranumerophobia (fear of irrational numbers) · Enkhenumerophobia (fear of negative numbers)

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