Can We Guess What Your Biggest Superstition Is?

Jennifer Post

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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?

Do you have rituals that you swear by?

How strict are you with your daily schedule?

Do you believe in fairy tales?

Were you an anxious kid?

Do you care about sports?

Have you ever hung out at a cemetery?

Do certain colors mean different things to you?

Do you say a prayer before you eat?

Do you have a lucky number?

Do you read your horoscope?

What is your good luck charm?

Are you a dreamer?

Do you ever feel like the moment you're in has happened before?

What superpower would you want to have?

Do you believe in the paranormal?

Are you feeling lucky?

Are UFOs real?

Have you ever predicted the future without trying?

Do you consider yourself superstitious?

How seriously do you read into fortune cookies?

Are you careful around mirrors?

What will happen if you drop a knife on the floor?

Extra salt goes where?

When you gift someone a purse, do you put anything in it?

Do you have enough garlic in your house to ward off vampires?

Where do you put your nail trimmings?

Do you know why rose petals are thrown on the aisle before a bride walks down it?

What is one superstition you absolutely do not believe?

What is good luck food to eat on New Years?

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