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Superstitions

Guess these things that are considered to bring good or bad luck.
Last updated: July 30, 2018
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Bad luck if one crosses your path
Black Cat
Bad luck to walk underneath one
Ladder
This animal's foot is good luck
Rabbit
Knock on it to avoid a jinx
Wood
Breaking one = seven years bad luck
Mirror
Unlucky day / number combination
Friday the 13th
Time of day to make a wish
11:11
Used by Native Americans to
prevent nightmares
Dreamcatcher
Throw this food at newlyweds
to ensure fertility
Rice
Horse equipment that's good luck
Horseshoe
If this animal sees his shadow, it's
six more weeks of winter
Groundhog
Hint
Answer
Bad luck to spill this, unless you toss
some over your shoulder afterwards
Salt
Bad luck to open one indoors
Umbrella
Don't say "good luck" at a theater.
Say this instead
Break a Leg
Good luck to find a four-leaf one
Clover
Play whose name isn't said by actors
Macbeth
Kiss this stone to get the gift of gab
Blarney Stone
When you see one in the sky, make a wish
Shooting Star
Bad luck for a sailor to kill this type of bird
Albatross
Good luck to find one of these heads up
Penny
Bad luck to bring an old one to a new home
Broom
England will stand as long as these
animals remain in the Tower of London
Ravens
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level 51
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 73
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 27
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 55
Nov 12, 2017
I only found out this from the movie Pixels.
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level 63
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 39
Oct 24, 2018
Yeah, I tend to always look at the clock at either 11:11 or 3:33.
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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 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 49
Feb 11, 2016
Unicorns are the national animal of Scotland, if my memory serves.
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level 58
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 66
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 67
Oct 24, 2018
Technically there might be hippos (or lions, or unicorns) in the Tower of London, but their continued residence is not required for England to stand.
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level 58
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 14
Nov 6, 2013
is it bad luck to bring a swiffer wet jet from a yard sale home?
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level 80
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 35
May 13, 2016
lol
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level 44
Oct 24, 2018
Swiffer wet jet Emoji Movie was a good movie Swiffer wet jet
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level 36
Jan 25, 2014
Yay Macbeth
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level 74
May 15, 2014
"The Scottish Play"
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level 36
Jul 6, 2014
Meteor should also be accepted in addition to Shooting Star.
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level 66
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 70
Mar 26, 2015
What about "magic man in the sky that you have to pray to every day"
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level 69
Sep 1, 2016
I'm really surprised that hasn't started a fight yet.
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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 75
Aug 7, 2015
"Meteor" for "shooting star"?
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level ∞
Nov 6, 2015
Okay
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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 66
May 13, 2016
Never heard of a 'Dreamcatcher' , surprised so many got it.
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level 68
May 13, 2016
Got this thanks to Stephen King!
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level 74
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 58
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 69
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 74
Feb 5, 2018
Culture cannot be owned and therefore cannot be appropriated.
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level 74
Oct 24, 2018
Years ago my mom bought some beads from an Ojibwa woman selling them in Canada and when she got home she noticed a tag on them which said, "Made in China". Is that cultural appropriation?
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level 60
May 13, 2016
Thank you Blackadder, for MAcbeth
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level 41
May 13, 2016
wibble :)
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level 51
Oct 24, 2018
Lol :-)
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level 40
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 75
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 40
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 59
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 74
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 58
Aug 10, 2016
Why would you drink milk while eating fish? Doesn't Sound very appealing to me.
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level 74
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 66
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 52
Oct 24, 2018
is that anything to do with kosher? i know in Jewish kitchens they have plates, dishes, utensils etc for all manner of specific foods
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level 74
Oct 24, 2018
Nope, my maw-in-law was a Baptist. The older ones in their family believed if you drink milk while eating fish you could die. She thought she was protecting me. (And she was a very intelligent woman. No idea where the idea came from but it had been handed down from earlier generations. Probably someone saw a person die while eating fish with milk and made a wrong conclusion.)
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level 7
May 13, 2016
11:34... Welcome to Hell! :D
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level 49
May 3, 2017
I get it!
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level 69
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 74
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 49
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 74
Feb 5, 2018
Are crows not close enough to ravens?
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level 75
Feb 6, 2018
No.
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level 64
Nov 12, 2018
Extremely no.
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level 67
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 58
Jul 14, 2018
Don't you know it's bad luck to be superstitious?
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level 59
Oct 24, 2018
Then why did I (who am not superstitious at all) do so badly in this quiz?
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level 74
Jul 30, 2018
The ravens live *at* the Tower of London, not *in* the Tower of London. Their aviary is outdoors.
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level 58
Jul 31, 2018
The Tower of London is anything within its walls. You're probably thinking about the White Tower.
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level 41
Aug 10, 2018
tried "merde" before I tried "break a leg," lmao
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level 71
Oct 24, 2018
"This animal's foot is good luck" Not for the poor animal who lost his foot...
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level 52
Oct 24, 2018
you don't see any 3 legged bunnies hopping around, do you ?
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level 61
Oct 24, 2018
In the UK at least it can be considered good luck to meet a black cat. Whether it's good or bad seems to depend on the circumstances of the meeting.
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level 68
Oct 24, 2018
No big deal, but "shoe" not accepted for "horseshoe"?
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level 43
Oct 26, 2018
Picking up a penny in general is good luck, does not matter the orientation. "See a penny pick it up, all day long you'll have good luck. See a penny, let it lie, all day long you'll wonder why."