Friday the 13th: the Top 10 Superstitions


 It’s Friday the 13th and millions of people are nibbling their nails, fearing a catastrophe, be it global or personal... maybe a stock market crash, World War III or a broken leg. What are your top superstitions? Do you avoid walking under ladders? Do you salute any magpie that crosses your path? While some fear breaking a mirror, others see spilling salt as their main concern. From opening an umbrella indoors to spilling salt, GoneDigging bring you the nation’s top 10 fears, superstitions and signs of bad luck, ranked in order of “superstitiousness”:

1. To break a mirror will bring seven years bad luck  

2. Walking under a ladder  

3. Friday the thirteenth is an unlucky day  

4.To open an umbrella in the house  

5. If a black cat crosses your path  

6. The sight of a single magpie  

7. Spilling salt  

8. Putting new shoes on the table  

9. Stepping on cracks  

10. Walking over three drains  

Here are some more superstitions:

If you blow out all the candles on your birthday cake in one go, you'll get whatever you wish for A lock from a baby’s first haircut should be kept for good luck A rabbit’s foot brings good luck Washing a car will bring rain Wearing a certain pair of pants will bring good luck