In honor of Friday the 13th, I’ve compiled a list of interesting superstitions I Googled up just now.
Spit on a new baseball bat before you use it the first time to make it lucky (this explains some of the spitting on a baseball field, but the other 99.9% is a result of a wad of chew or boredom).
Here’s an interesting one. If you get a chill or Goosebumps, then someone is walking over your grave. (Which means you are in the grave, right? So how come you can feel Goosebumps?)
More than 80% of high-rise buildings don’t have a 13th floor.
The dried body of a frog worn in a silk bag around your neck can ward off epilepsy and other fits (and friends, too).
If the palm of your right hand itches, you’ll soon be getting money, and if it’s your left hand, you’ll be paying out money. (If both hands itch at the same time, you’ll break even or you’ve got a nasty case of poison oak).
If you take a test with the same pencil that you used to study for the test, the pencil will remember the answers (glad somebody will).
Triskaidekaphobes are people who fear the number 13. (If you ask me, that name is way scarier than the number.)
A watermelon will grow in your stomach if you swallow a watermelon seed (that explains a lot of pot bellies at picnics).
If you dream of eating ham, then you will lose something that means a lot to you, and if you dream of eating jam, you’ll suffer embarrassment at the hands of a woman through no fault of your own. (Moral: it’s dangerous to eat in your sleep.)
In closing I’ll leave you with a few things that bring bad luck: a bat flying into the house (hate when that happens), an owl hooting three times, three butterflies together, a picture falling, and getting out of bed left foot first.
To get rid of your bad luck, turn three times counter clockwise (works every time!)
Be careful, stay safe, and hope you get lucky tonight.