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The Snoop 6.19.2014

Do you consider yourself superstitious? Most people say, no, but still often — perhaps even unconsciously — become a little apprehensive when a black cat crosses in front of them, or may hesitate to make an important decision on Friday, the 13th.
Some precautions considered to be superstitions just simply relate to common sense — like walking under a ladder. It may not bring bad luck in itself, but should it fall while you’re under it, you’re probably going to have a knot on your head.
I’ve noticed we are slowly getting away from this tradition, but many still think it’s bad luck for the groom to see the bride on their wedding day, before she makes the walk down the aisle, and if she keeps with tradition she will be wearing something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.
We all know that carrying a rabbit’s foot in your pocket is good luck, except for the rabbit. and an apple a day keeps the doctor away, not because it brings good luck but it’s good for the digestive system.
A cat does not really have nine lives, but if you drop a cat from a height I’ll bet you it will land on its feet. If you don’t believe me, try it.
It’s bad luck to chase someone with a broom (and it’s especially bad for the one being chased if he is caught).
Washing your car will bring rain. I’m not so sure about that one, but it will sure attract birds with diahrrea.
You must get out of bed on the same side you got in on, or you will have bad luck. (Ever hear of getting up on the wrong side of the bed?)
Garlic protects one from evil spirits and vampires (and any close encounter).
Some other common superstitions include: it’s good luck to find a four-leaf clover; opening an umbrella in the house brings back luck; to find a horseshoe brings good luck; and if you blow out all the candles on your birthday cake with the first breath you will get what you wished for.
It’s bad luck to go in one door of the house and out the other, and you certainly don’t loan somebody a butcher knife. Everyone knows that’s bad luck (especially if the one you loan it to has evil tendancies).
Since childhood I’ve heard that if your nose itches somebody is coming to visit, but did you know that if the bottom of your feet itch, you will make a trip?
An acorn at the window can keep lightning out of the house, but if a bird comes in your window it will bring bad luck.
A sailor wearing an earring cannot drown, and to cure a sty, rub it with a gold wedding band.
If you drop a dishcloth, you will have bad luck; and a cat will try to take the breath from a baby.
It’s unlucky to rock an empty rocking chair, and a  cricket in the house brings good luck. You should also keep a lock of hair from a baby’s first haircut for good luck.