Which superstitions are based on facts?

Published March 30, 2020


An article on Gizmodo quoted Phillips Stevens about which superstitions are based on fact. “Why do we avoid walking under ladders?” says Stevens. “There’s a really far-out theory that suggests that a ladder leaning against a wall makes a three-sided figure, and walking through it is a violation of the trinity. But to me, the best explanation is: Something could fall on you.”


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