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Do you like trivia and fun facts?
Have you lost hours to Wikipedia rabbit holes?
Do you ever wonder about the history of everyday things in your world?

The Story Behind is the show for you!

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Mar 27, 2017

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