Luck in the Home | Opening an Umbrella Indoors, Breaking a Mirror, Walking Under a Ladder, Horseshoes (TSB046)
Published March 27, 2017
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    Ever wonder why it’s bad luck to open an umbrella indoors? Or why breaking a mirror is said to bring seven years of bad luck? Or why you shouldn't walk under a ladder? Or maybe you’ve always wondered why horseshoes are said to bring luck.

    For the month of March, I’ll be looking at the stories behind common superstitions and symbols of luck.

    I’m your host, Emily Prokop, and this is The Story Behind Luck in the Home.

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    Sources:

    http://www.snopes.com/luck/superstition/breakmirror.asp

    http://wonderopolis.org/wonder/is-it-bad-luck-to-open-an-umbrella-indoors-2

    http://people.howstuffworks.com/open-umbrella-indoors.htm

    http://www.livescience.com/33179-does-human-body-replace-cells-seven-years.html

    http://www.brainjet.com/random/1182/how-9-famous-superstitions-came-to-be/

    http://www.mirrorhistory.com/mirror-facts/broken-mirror/

    http://psychiclibrary.com/beyondBooks/ladder-superstition/

    http://people.howstuffworks.com/why-is-walking-under-ladder-unlucky.htm

    http://goodlucksymbols.com/good-luck-horseshoe/

    http://www.csicop.org/superstition/library/horseshoes

    http://www.livescience.com/33116-lucky-horseshoes.html

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