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Poll: Which superstition do you most believe in?

Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day in Western superstition. Superstition is the belief in supernatural causality — that one event causes another without any natural process linking the two events — such as astrology, religion, omens, witchcraft, prophecies, etc., that contradicts natural science. To celebrate the upcoming Friday the 13th, which of these common superstitions are you most likely to believe?

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    Nick Bakay in Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996)

    A black cat crossing your path will bring bad luck (or good luck, as some cultures believe the opposite)
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    Orson Welles, MACBETH, Republic, 1948, **I.V.

    Saying "Macbeth" in a theater, rather than calling it "The Scottish Play" will bring misfortune to the production
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    Jeff Bridges in Wild Bill (1995)

    The Dead Man's Hand (a pair of black aces and a pair of black eights) is an unlucky hand in poker
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    "Rear Window," Grace Kelly and James Stewart. 1954 Paramount

    Saying "good luck" to a performer will bring the opposite, so you say "break a leg" instead
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    Crossing your fingers while wishing will bring good luck
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    Brian Doyle-Murray, Rod Sell, and Scooter in Groundhog Day (1993)

    If the groundhog sees his shadow on February 2, spring is on the way; if not, expect six more weeks of winter
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    Angelina Jolie in Salt (2010)

    Spilling salt will bring bad luck, but you can counter it by throwing a pinch over your left shoulder
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    666: The Demon Child (2004)

    Three sixes in a row is the Number of the Beast, aka Satan
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    Walking under a ladder invites bad luck
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    Amanda Seyfried in Letters to Juliet (2010)

    Continuing a chain letter will bring good luck; ignoring one, bad
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    Ken Kirzinger in Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

    The number 13 in general is bad luck and the 13th day of the month falling on a Friday can mean disaster
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    Peter Mullan and Jeremy Irvine in War Horse (2011)

    Hanging a horseshoe upside down brings bad luck; hanging it with the rounded side down brings good luck
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    Catherine E. Coulson in Twin Peaks (1990)

    "Knocking on wood" after talking about a potential horrible thing you don't want to happen
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    Charles Laughton in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)

    Having statues of gargoyles will protect your building from evil
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    Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

    Breaking a mirror will result in seven years bad luck
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    Fantastic Four (2015)

    Four is a bad number because in Chinese it's pronounced almost the same as the word "dead"
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    John Hurt and Roy Kinnear in Watership Down (1978)

    A rabbit's foot brings good luck
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    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

    An apple a day keeps the doctor away
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    Catherine Deneuve (far left), Virginie Ledoyen (left), Ludivine Sagnier (bottom left), Danielle Darrieux (bottom center), Isabelle Huppert (middle center), Firmine Richard (top center), Emmanuelle Béart (right), and Fanny Ardant (far right).

    Eight is an extremely lucky number in Chinese culture
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    Johnny Bravo (1997)

    There is a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow
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    André Dussollier and Audrey Tautou in A Very Long Engagement (2004)

    Step on a crack, break your mother's back
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    Garlic can ward off vampires
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    The Boys & Girl from County Clare (2003)

    Finding a four-leaf clover will bring good luck
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    Nicole Kidman and Ben Chaplin in Birthday Girl (2001)

    Making a wish while blowing out all the candles on a birthday cake will make it come true
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    Albert Finney in Tom Jones (1963)

    When pulling a wishbone, the person who gets the larger piece will have their wish come true
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    Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio in The Color of Money (1986)

    An itchy palm means money is coming your way
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    Cliff Edwards in Pinocchio (1940)

    A cricket in the house brings good luck
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    Penny (2010)

    Finding a penny face-up will bring good luck
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    Taron Egerton at an event for Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

    Opening an umbrella indoors will cause you to be struck by lightning
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    If you have a dream about your teeth falling out, a member of your family will soon die
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    Roy Atwell, Eddie Collins, Pinto Colvig, Billy Gilbert, Otis Harlan, and Scotty Mattraw in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

    Seven is a lucky number
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    Mike Myers and Dakota Fanning in The Cat in the Hat (2003)

    A hat on a bed will bring at least 15 years bad luck
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    Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin in Beetlejuice (1988)

    Holding your breath while passing a graveyard will keep the evil spirits out
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    Charlize Theron in Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

    Never look at the backside of a mirror, because you're looking at your inner self and you don't recognize it, because you've never seen it before

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