The Superstitions You Secretly Believe
What superstitions do you secretly believe? This superstitions list includes a lot of pretty common false beliefs that many superstitious people will recognize. Do you stop each day at 11:11 to make a wish? Do you find yourself throwing spilled salt over your shoulder without even stopping to consider why? Then you might be a superstitious person. Vote for the superstitions you secretly believe, vote down any that seem silly, and remember: You can always rerank this list in any order you want!
Common superstitions might not be based in actual fact, but that doesn't matter one bit to some: If we see a ladder, we're not walking under it. We will not, under any circumstances, open an umbrella indoors. And if a black cat crosses our path? We're pretty sure we're doomed. Superstitions, it seems, are strongly based in (often unfounded) fear - and a belief in luck. Is there such a thing as beginner's luck? If you find a four leaf clover, will your luck change?
If you're curious about how some of these superstitions came to be, check out this really interesting list of the 13 origins of the most common superstitions. You should also read and go vote on some of these superstition quotes and sayings.
Knocking On WoodKnock on wood after a positive statement to avoid "tempting the fates" to do bad
Wishing On A StarWish on a star (ideally a shooting star) for the best chance that your wish will come true
Four-Leaf CloverIf you accidentally find a four-leaf clover, it will bring you luck
Crossing Your Fingers For LuckIf you cross your fingers when you say something you hope will happen, it will come true
Bad News Comes In ThreesIf two unlucky events occur in a short time, a third will happen soon
"Bless You"Say "God Bless You" when someone sneezes to stop his soul from escaping / protect him from the bubonic plague