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Bad luck if one crosses your path
Bad luck to walk underneath one
This animal's foot is good luck
Knock on it to avoid a jinx
Breaking one = seven years bad luck
Unlucky day / number combination
Time of day to make a wish
Used by Native Americans to
prevent nightmares
Horse equipment that's good luck
Bad luck to open one indoors
Bad luck to spill this, unless you toss
some over your shoulder afterwards
Don't say "good luck" at a theater.
Say this instead
Hint
Answer
Good luck to find a four-leaf one
Play whose name isn't said by actors
Prevented the Red Sox from
winning until 2004
Curse of the
Bambino
Kiss this stone to get the gift of gab
When you see one in the sky, make a wish
Bad luck for a sailor to kill this type of bird
Throw this food at newlyweds
to ensure fertility
Good luck to find one of these heads up
Bad luck to bring an old one to a new home
If this animal sees his shadow, it's
six more weeks of winter
England will stand as long as these
animals remain in the Tower of London
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level 50
Oct 31, 2013
I'd never heard the 11:11 answer. So, does making a wish at that time bring good or bad luck?
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level 49
Oct 31, 2013
It's supposed to make the wish come true, though I'd never heard of it either, I guessed first star light.
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level 49
Oct 31, 2013
Yeah, I guessed that too. Must have spent a full minute trying different variations of "dusk" before giving up and skipping it.
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level 70
May 7, 2015
Which meant it was 11:12 by then - bad luck
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level 72
Apr 7, 2017
Me too. "Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight." Never heard of this 11:11 thing.
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level 28
Mar 23, 2014
Yeah, where I come from, you can wish whenever a digital clock has all of the same numbers and it's supposed to come true (1:11, 2:22, 3:33, etc.)
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level 66
Nov 21, 2014
I've heard of 11:11 and 12:34 as the "wish minutes." They've never worked for me, though. :(
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level 50
May 13, 2016
I thought it was 12:34.
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level 53
Nov 12, 2017
I only found out this from the movie Pixels.
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level 61
Jul 9, 2018
Funny but on more times than I can count I've looked at the clock and it's been 11:11. I always wondered why not 11:10 or 11:12 or some other time? I wondered if it meant something. This is the first I've heard that you make a wish at that time. Hmmm...........eerie!
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level 67
Oct 31, 2013
So there aren't hippos in the Tower of London?
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level 80
Oct 31, 2013
Nor lions, nor unicorns, apparently.
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level 50
Oct 31, 2013
Actually there used to be lions kept at the Tower of London. Sadly no hippo though.
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level 71
Nov 19, 2013
Also, an April Fool's Day newspaper story a couple of years ago involved archaeologists digging up unicorn remains in the Tower of London.
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level 48
Feb 11, 2016
Unicorns are the national animal of Scotland, if my memory serves.
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level 57
Aug 10, 2016
I tried lions first. But then I remembered that there were quite a few ravens when I've visitted so that was my second guess.
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level 65
Sep 18, 2017
There was a Polar Bear kept at the Tower of London once. It used to swim in a section of the Thames.
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level 57
Oct 31, 2013
My kids do the 11.11 thing, that's where I know it from, never heard it before that though. Didn't know the broom one or the baseball one, but the rest was fun!
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level 4
Oct 31, 2013
I missed two.
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level 45
Jun 16, 2014
Me two. I mean me too.
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level 14
Nov 6, 2013
is it bad luck to bring a swiffer wet jet from a yard sale home?
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level 79
May 13, 2016
I think it's bad luck to actually say "swiffer wet jet." It certainly makes it so no one can take you seriously.
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level 32
May 13, 2016
lol
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level 36
Jan 25, 2014
Yay Macbeth
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level 73
May 15, 2014
"The Scottish Play"
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level 24
May 12, 2014
In Australian theatres "chookas" is accepted instead of "break a leg"
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level 38
Oct 31, 2015
I'm an Aussie, with many actor/esses as friends. Never heard them say that.
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level 56
May 16, 2016
I have. I hate it. It's sound like people trying too hard to have a cultural identity rather than just using a normal phrase.
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level 57
May 13, 2016
Yep I tried it five different spellings before I realised it was break a leg. My daughter is a performer and that's what they say.
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level 36
Jul 6, 2014
Meteor should also be accepted in addition to Shooting Star.
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level 65
Sep 18, 2017
"Catch a Meteor and put it in your pocket?"........ no doesn't sound right.
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level 15
Oct 18, 2014
Add Step On A crack to break your mamas back AND add Step On A line to break your Daddy's spine
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level 19
Dec 24, 2014
pretty ironic that I got 13/23, must be my lucky day!
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level 56
Dec 31, 2014
All I could think of was the curse of Billy Penn because I'm a Phillies fan! Screw the Red Sox!
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level 69
Mar 26, 2015
What about "magic man in the sky that you have to pray to every day"
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level 68
Sep 1, 2016
I'm really surprised that hasn't started a fight yet.
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level 21
Jul 26, 2015
I miss throwing rice at weddings! I don't know who started that damned rumor, but it has been proven false time and yet people still don't do it!!!
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level 45
Jan 17, 2016
What rumor? That is kills birds when they eat the rice? Because it does.
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level 77
May 13, 2016
Supersarah, It actually doesn't. That's a myth
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level 68
Sep 1, 2016
'Fraid it *is* a myth, Sarah. But I'm betting it's the venues that let the myth live on, because even if it's harmless to wildlife, it sure does make one hell of a holy mess that someone's got to clean up.
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level 63
Aug 4, 2015
I missed dreamcatcher...I tried peyote.
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level 58
May 14, 2016
This seriously made me guffaw!
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level 74
Aug 7, 2015
"Meteor" for "shooting star"?
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level ∞
Nov 6, 2015
Okay
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level 7
May 13, 2016
Could you also accept "chookas" and "toi toi toi" as substitutes for "good luck"?
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level 66
May 13, 2016
I know it's a punishment to those who write it correctly, but it's so frustrating to have written Albatros and then see the right answer. Also, as far as I'm concerned, at a theater you should say 'merde' to the actors
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level 65
May 13, 2016
Never heard of a 'Dreamcatcher' , surprised so many got it.
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level 67
May 13, 2016
Got this thanks to Stephen King!
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level 73
May 13, 2016
I saw a store selling them recently in Thessaloniki, so it's not just an American thing.
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level 67
May 15, 2016
You mean, of course, that cultural appropriation is not just an American thing, because dreamcatchers absolutely originate from the Ojibwe group of Native Americans. They were also not always used as panaceas for nightmares - when the hoops migrated out to other plains tribes they used them as targets.
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level 57
Aug 10, 2016
I own one. I'm pretty sure you can get them pretty much anywhere. I also made one with wire, screws, springs and nails. Wouldn't guarantee that that one catches bad dreams but it was a gift for someone who wanted such a thing.
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level 68
Sep 1, 2016
Okay, Kestrana, I bought my dreamcatcher ON a reservation, so I'm guessing they were totally cool with them being culturally appropriated. Since they're apparently for sale on EVERY reservation, maybe you should be angry at all the other tribes for culturally appropriating from the Ojibwa, rather than those of us who try to support Native craftspeople by buying their wares directly from them.
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level 70
Sep 12, 2016
Remember folks: the exchange of ideas between cultures is an evil thing. Especially if those ideas evolve and change over time when being fused with cultural traditions of the new host culture. Everyone should just stick to their own kind.
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level 73
Feb 5, 2018
Culture cannot be owned and therefore cannot be appropriated.
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level 59
May 13, 2016
Thank you Blackadder, for MAcbeth
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level 39
May 13, 2016
wibble :)
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level 39
May 13, 2016
Hot Potato Orchestra Stalls Puck Will Make Amends
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level 70
Feb 21, 2017
Baldrick, is that you?
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level 38
May 13, 2016
Can you accept coin for Penny and just 13 for the unlucky day/number combination
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level 74
Feb 6, 2018
Agreed on coin, but seeing as it specifies that you have to provide the day, just 13 shouldn't be accepted.
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level 39
May 13, 2016
I tried coin for penny, can this be accepted? After all, if you find a £2 coin instead of a penny, that's better luck
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level 57
May 13, 2016
It's so interesting to me that our society still has these nonsensical traditions and superstitions. I guess it's good that we don't take them too seriously.
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level 73
May 13, 2016
In my husband's family, they never drink milk while eating fish. The first time I tried it, my MIL calmly picked up my glass and removed it from the table. First time I'd ever heard of that superstition.
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level 57
Aug 10, 2016
Why would you drink milk while eating fish? Doesn't Sound very appealing to me.
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level 73
May 3, 2017
I know lots of people who drink milk while eating fried catfish - milk is fine with the breaded fish and the usual sides of hushpuppies, coleslaw, fries, white or baked beans, raw onions, and pickled green tomatoes. I agree milk doesn't go with grilled or baked salmon, cod, etc.
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level 65
Sep 18, 2017
I drink milk with fish sometimes and nobody is going to take my glass and remove it. What sort of a bombastic bastard does that.
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level 7
May 13, 2016
11:34... Welcome to Hell! :D
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level 48
May 3, 2017
I get it!
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level 68
Sep 1, 2016
I totally misunderstood the what to say at a theatre clue! I was thinking for some reason that it applied to the audience, not the performers, and that it might have to do with Abraham Lincoln (who was of course killed in a theatre). But then I couldn't think of what you might say instead – "Enjoy the play"? Derp.
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level 70
Feb 21, 2017
Never heard of the broom one. I tried mother-in-law.
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level 73
May 3, 2017
I'd never heard that one, either, but I thought of, "A new broom sweeps clean," and tried it. (I'm an old mother-in-law, BTW, and you may be right.) :)
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level 48
May 3, 2017
With time running out I tried 'never bring an old BRIDE into a new home'. I admit I did not expect it to work.
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level 73
Feb 5, 2018
Are crows not close enough to ravens?
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level 74
Feb 6, 2018
No.
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level 66
Jul 12, 2018
I have never heard the broom one... which makes me wonder why I got it on my first guess.
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level 48
Jul 14, 2018
Don't you know it's bad luck to be superstitious?
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