Origins of 13 Common Superstitions

  PortoNovo KajaNazimudeen
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Even if you don’t consider yourself a superstitious person, you probably say “God bless you” when someone sneezes or find yourself knocking wood. And, though superstitions aren’t logical, the idea of luck and magic can be comforting—especially when so many things are beyond our control. In honor of this unlucky day, we set out to discover the source for 13 common superstitions.


1. The Number 13


2. Black Cats


3. Breaking a Mirror


4. Walking Under a Ladder



5. Throwing Salt over Your Shoulder


6. Opening an Umbrella Inside


7. Saying “God Bless You” After a Sneeze


8. Carrying a Rabbit’s Foot



9. Knocking on Wood



10. Crossing Your Fingers


11. Horseshoes


12. Four-Leaf Clovers


13. Bird Droppings on Your Head



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