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Fish and Fishing

Good luck omens: Putting a coin on a float. Throw back the first fish you catch then you’ll be lucky the whole day fishing. A fish should always be eaten from the head toward...

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Actors: general good and bad luck omens

It is good luck to: Wear a wig. Find a piece of cotton on another actor and wind it around your finger Perform Cinderella. Have a hunchback in the company. Have visitors enter dressing...

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Actors: luck in the dressing room

It is good luck to: Have telegrams on the dressing room walls. Have dolls and other mascots in the dressing room. Dance on accidentally dropped powder. Accidentally smear lipstick on your teeth when putting...

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Flies

Hang a plastic bag filled with water at each door and window to keep flies from coming into the house.

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Coins

See a penny pick it up, all day long you’ll have good luck. See a penny let it lie, all day long you’ll have to cry. You’ll have good luck if you pick up...

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Sports: Baseball

Good Luck: Spitting into your hand before picking up the bat is said to bring good luck. A wad of gum stuck on a player’s hat brings good luck. Some players believe it is...

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Owls

To see a white owl during the day is a good omen, it means you are being watched over and guided by someone wise in the spirit world. A typical myth is that if...

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Buckeye Nuts

In the eastern & southern United States Buckeyes were traditionally thought to be a sure preventive of rheumatism, arthritis, or headache. Identical beliefs were recorded in Germany and the Netherlands during the early 19th...

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Four-leafed clover

If you own a four-leafed clover you will have good luck in racing, and witchcraft will have no power over you. However the rules are that you must always have it with you, you...

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Saint Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is March 17th. It is an Irish Holiday, and is widely celebrated in America, regardless of one’s ancestry. To the Irish, it is a day to commemorate the Patron Saint of...