Can We Guess What Your Biggest Superstition Is?

By: Jennifer Post

Can We Guess What Your Biggest Superstition Is?
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About This Quiz

Maybe you hate the number 13, or maybe you can't wash a jersey until your team loses. Where do these traditions come from? No one really knows. Some superstitions are just for fun and eventually become jokes, while others can actually impact the way you live your life and the decisions you make. While there is no definitive answer as to where these things originated, researchers and scientists do have some idea why we believe some of the superstitions we do.

For example, are you afraid of opening an umbrella indoors? Some say that has Egyptian origin, while others think it's actually from Victorian England. Interpretation is also a huge factor when determining the origin or superstitions. The umbrella opening was probably due to the clumsiness of opening and closing an umbrella inside closed doors, so the superstition was born out of practicality. 

Superstitions are not based on facts, but are more like legends or tales that have been passed down by word of mouth. It's kind of like that game, whisper down the lane, also knows as "Telephone." By the time it got to the end of the line, the phrase sounded nothing like the original. That is kind of how superstitions work. Think we can guess your biggest superstition? Take this quiz to find out!

Would you say you're a positive person?
I tend to look on the dark side.
About half the time.
Most of the time! It annoys people.
I always end up finding the positive in things.

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Do you have rituals that you swear by?
I can't start the day without stretching.
Brushing my teeth before drinking my coffee.
Thanking the universe in the morning.
Tapping the top of any doorway I walk through.

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How strict are you with your daily schedule?
I'm pretty flexible.
I make a to-do list, but I don't always get everything done.
I like to keep to my schedule very closely.
I try to be good, but things happen.

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Do you believe in fairy tales?
No way, those are for kids
The Grimm versions
I like to think they could happen
They're fun to think about, but not reality

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Were you an anxious kid?
About almost everything
I had my moments
Anxiety wasn't really a thing when I was a kid
I got nervous around people

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Do you care about sports?
I like football
I enjoy most sports
They're not really my thing
I'm a diehard sports fan

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Have you ever hung out at a cemetery?
Are you kidding?! No.
I was going to once, but got freaked out.
That was our normal hang out in middle school.
Only during a funeral.

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Do certain colors mean different things to you?
I obviously always think of blood when I see the color red.
Green makes me think of spring and renewal.
Black just means death.
I associate colors with holidays.

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Do you say a prayer before you eat?
Only on religious holidays
Never got into the habit
Oh yes, it's crucial
Only when I'm at someone else's house that does

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Do you have a lucky number?
7
8
Any even number
800

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Do you read your horoscope?
Religiously
I do when I remember
I do, but I don't live my life by it
I read it after the fact and then match up things that have happened with what it says should have happened

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What is your good luck charm?
A penny
I don't have one
A horseshoe necklace
A rabbit's foot

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Are you a dreamer?
Some would say that
Yes, and I'm not the only one
A lot, but I never remember them
So much so that I act out my dreams in my sleep

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Do you ever feel like the moment you're in has happened before?
Yes! I swear I've lived this life before.
I blame a glitch in the matrix.
Every now and then.
I haven't experienced that.

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What superpower would you want to have?
X-ray vision
The ability to fly
Super strength
I'd love a hammer that just comes to me

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Do you believe in the paranormal?
I think they only come out at certain times
Oh yes, ghosts are all around us
I haven't decided yet
I've heard compelling stories, but never seen anything myself

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Are you feeling lucky?
Not today.
In general, no.
Things are going pretty well right now.
I'd say so!

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Are UFOs real?
Totally
I truly believe that there is something else out there
I hope not, they're scary
Maybe, maybe not

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Have you ever predicted the future without trying?
I have premonitions
I have dreams that end up happening in real life
Not that I've noticed
Now that you mention it, I have

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Do you consider yourself superstitious?
When it comes to numbers, yes
I'm sports superstitious
When things aren't going my way I am
I'd say I'm all around superstitous

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How seriously do you read into fortune cookies?
They're fun, but that's about it
If they happen to coincide with something in my life then I buy into them
It's just a piece of paper
They usually don't even make sense

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Are you careful around mirrors?
I handle them with kid gloves
I am very gentle around them
I try not to walk to hard
I make sure I really secure mirrors to the wall

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What will happen if you drop a knife on the floor?
You will get a visit from a male friend
You will cut off your toe
You are cutting off someone in your life
You will probably have a dent in your floor

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Extra salt goes where?
Over your shoulder
Back in the container
I lick some form my hand, and throw the rest out
Rub it between my palms

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When you gift someone a purse, do you put anything in it?
A photo of the two of us
A card
You have to put a coin in it for good luck
No, but you have to take out all of the stuffing

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Do you have enough garlic in your house to ward off vampires?
There's never enough garlic
I do have some hanging in my kitchen
Vampires aren't real
Only on Halloween

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Where do you put your nail trimmings?
In the trash
On the floor
I save them
I bury them

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Do you know why rose petals are thrown on the aisle before a bride walks down it?
I've actually never thought about it.
I didn't even know there was a reason.
Yes! To prevent evil spirits from coming up from the ground.
I think they just look nice.

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What is one superstition you absolutely do not believe?
Black cats are bad luck
Knocking on wood reverses a jinx
Chain letters
Putting your purse on the ground will make you poor

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What is good luck food to eat on New Years?
Chips and dip
Cheese and crackers
Black eyed peas
Chocolate cake

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