If you break a mirror you knock on wood in order to not suffer from 7 years of bad luck, right? Wrong. Take this quiz to reveal which superstition you should just get over.
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Do you think that you have mostly good luck or mostly bad luck?
Mostly good luck
Mostly bad luck
I have a pretty even mix of good and bad luck
Do you think that some years or days will be unluckier than others?
Which of the following holidays do you look forward to the MOST year after year?
New Year's Eve
Christmas or Hanukkah
Do you carry a talisman, like a charm or lucky shirt, with you in order to attract good luck?
In your opinion, which of the following people are the most likely to win a game?
Every player has an equal shot at winning
Would you walk under this ladder?
If a celebrity passes away you...
Wait to see who the next 2 unlucky celebrities will be
Do you believe that some species of animals are luckier than others?
A day I look forward to
A day like any other
A day I look forward to unless it happens to fall on the 13th of the month
In your opinion, which of the following numbers are the most unlucky?
I don't think that any number is luckier or unluckier than another
You hold this superstition to be true, however the term "beginner's luck" is more often than not grumbled by an expert who just lost a game to a newbie, "beginner's luck" is the idea that newcomers are unusually likely to win when they try out a sport, game or activity for the first time. Beginners might come out ahead in some cases because the novice is less stressed out about winning. Too much anxiety, after all, can hamper performance. Or it could just be a statistical fluke, especially in chance-based gambling games. The superstition that you should just get over is the notion of "beginner's luck". How did we do? Let us know in the comments section below.
When a celebrity dies, you are on the look out for the welfare of two more. This however is simply not the case. The confirmation bias, or the belief that bad luck comes in threes is a classic example. A couple things go wrong, and believers may start to look for the next bit of bad luck. A lost shoe might be forgotten one day, but seen as the third in a series of bad breaks the next. The truth is that bad things happen and not always in threes so the next time you have a classic case of bad luck, try to change it instead of waiting for two more things to go wrong. The superstition that you should just get over is the notion that "Bad Luck Comes In Threes". How did we do? Let us know in the comments section below.
Bad Luck Comes In Threes
There is actually a technical term for people like you. Friggatriskaidekaphobics are people who fear that bad luck will befall them on any Friday that just happens to fall on the 13th of the month. Believe it or not, you are not alone in this fear. According to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in North Carolina, about 17 million people fear Friday the 13th. This is just a myth, and not a very old one at that. Friday the 13th might be considered unlucky but if you start out your next Friday the 13th without any expectation of catastrophe, you might actually enjoy yourself. The superstition that you should just get over is the notion that Friday the 13th is a day for bad luck. How did we do? Let us know in the comments section below.
Friday The 13th
You believe in the time-honored tradition of the Thanksgiving Wishbone Wish which is the belief that if two people pull on the dried bone that the person who breaks off the larger portion will then be granted a wish of their choice. This is simply nonsense. The tradition of turkey bone tug-of-war goes back a long way. Legend has it that first-century Romans used to fight over dried wishbones, which they believed were good luck, and would accidentally break them, ushering in the idea that whoever has the largest bit of bone gets their wish. There were many things that the Romans believed that have been proven as false so it's time to let this superstition go as well.
The Thanksgiving Wishbone Wish
As companion animals for humans for thousands of years, cats play all sorts of mythological roles. In ancient Egypt, cats were revered; today, Americans collectively keep more than 81 million cats as pets. So why keep a black cat out of your path? Most likely, this superstition arises from old beliefs in witches and their animal familiars, which were often said to take the form of domestic animals like cats. The superstition that you should just get over is the notion that a black cat crossing your path is a premonition for bad luck to come to you. How did we do? Let us know in the comments section below.
Black Cat Crossing Your Path