It’s Friday the 13th

Today I am going to walk under a ladder in a house with my umbrella open as I spill salt and drop bread butter side down.

Have a lucky day!

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  • James H, London

    It’s bad luck to be superstitious!

  • Ipsitilla

    As Michael from “The Office” says: “I’m not superstitious, but I am a little stitious.”

  • Becca

    Five years ago today, my daughter Lucy was born on another Friday the 13th – one of the luckiest days of my life!

    • Rosemarie


      Twenty-two years ago I met my future husband on Good Friday, April 13, 1990. It’s not an unlucky day for me!

  • Andy, Bad Person

    Is it considered bad luck to drop bread butter-side down, or does it just always happen that way?

    • Robert King

      Research has not yet been concluded, but I think it’s our best hope for a perpetual motion machine:

      As long as the cat isn’t black… 😉

    • Ted Seeber

      Mythbusters tackled this one, it’s a combination of excess weight and the fact that you start by holding the butter side up, and any similar size rectangular box will make a half-flip on the way down. When they removed the excess weight (by marking the toast with a pen instead of buttering it), the human factor (by building a machine that dropped the toast exactly the same way every time from a vertical position instead of a horizontal one), and increased distance to the ground by three stories, the distribution became random.

  • Telemachus

    You need breaking a mirror with a black cat somewhere in the mix.

  • Mark R

    You might as well quote from the Scottish Play each time you do these things.

  • Chris L

    Drop the bread butter side down ON the black cat. Trust me, that’s not gonna turn out lucky.

  • Sal

    It’s not always on Friday, but it’s my husband’s birthday.
    Happy B-day, honey!

  • Elinor Dashwood

    Don’t forget to throw your hat on the bed.