Did you know that the number 4, spoken in Chinese, sounds very similar to the Chinese word for death?  For that reason the number 4 is considered unlucky.  (You may also know that the number 8 sounds like money and so it is considered lucky.)  Well it is unlucky.  Indeed, the 4th of the month is the peak day for death by cardiac arrest among Asian Americans.  That is according to this study which I found via my new favorite blog, which I found via my always favorite Twitterer, nambupini.