Today marks the second of 3 Friday the 13th’s in 2012, and hopefully today won’t bring bad luck your way. If your day has gotten off to a rocky start, try out these good-luck practices from around the globe. (Results may vary.)
Bringing a cat onboard a ship is thought to bring good luck. Interestingly, the Titanic did not have a cat onboard during its voyage, which could explain its fateful journey.
A bezoar is formed when undigested material such as hair and fiber get clumped together in the intestines of an animal. The word bezoar comes from a Persian word meaning “antidote to poison.” These clumps of undigested material are considered lucky charms in some parts of the world.
A dead mole in a bag was thought to protect people from illnesses in London. Animals’ feet and teeth are still commonly thought of as bringing good luck, such as rabbit feet and shark teeth.
The nut of the Rudraksh tree are thought to bring good luck to those who carry them. The trees are found in parts of the Himalayas, Indonesia and Malaysia.
A statue of a three-legged frog is a Chinese good luck charm though to grace its owner with luck. The statue should hold a coin in its mouth in order for the luck to come to the owner.
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