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For those that may have been wondering. The reason it's bad luck to walk under a ladder is, according to legend, the doorway to hell is a triangle. When you walk through a triangle -- such as a ladder makes when set up--you risk your soul getting trapped in hell and basically damning yourself without even doing anything wrong.

Knock on wood originated from "touch wood". Churches all use to have a piece of wood that they claimed was from the original cross Jesus was crucified on. To ward off the devil and evil you could touch the wood and receive instant blessings. It eventually mutated to being able to touch, and eventually knock on, any wood.

~rabbit~

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I also believe there's no such thing as coincidence.

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rabbit, I don't know those two, but I know some of the others. There are many of those.

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Scamp, you know BT and I have your back. We'll keep the girls more than occupied while you boys have your beat down. What are friends for?? HP

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First off, I do not believe in "luck". "Luck" is the chance outcome of circumstances and adjustments to those circumstances define how "lucky" you are.

Walking under a ladder is, I imagine, simply dangerous. People drop things from ladders. The clearance is small. One can easily bump the ladder and knock the person off.

It's like saying it's bad luck to play in traffic. Bad "luck" isn't really the right word.

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I mentioned in the quirks thread that I won't walk under ladders. Now, I know the reason why walking ladders is considered a bad idea as I'm fascinated with superstitions and urban legends and have studied and researched them for years.

I'm wondering if anyone else knows why? Looking it up is cheating so just place your best guess but please, no cheating.

Knocking on wood was also mentioned by VA and Fun (I do it too) Feel free to guess why people knock on wood as well.

I'll happily give the legend origins once we have a few guesses or a winner.

Virtual blow job or back rub to the winner (except for our resident troll 'cause that's NEVER gonna happen)

~rabbit~

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@BT

"Just wondering if Charlie calls Nic out into the street and challenges him to a duel, or to fisticuffs, will there be an opportunity for an able-bodied lad or two to look after Mrs. Charlie and Rabbit while the pugilists proceed to knock the living shit out of one another?"

Worst Wingman EVER!

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"JW, didn't we have a Saturday Night Loosers thread somewhere? For those of us who have plans ranging from lame to none?"

We went and got laid last Saturday. This one I had a baseball game that didn't wrap up until 9:15. I was tired and smelly.

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*snort*

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Prostrate gland acting up there, Ms. Rabbit? I can be there in 15 minutes with my massage oil (NOT the peppermint!).

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