Friday the 13th Myths

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Ladder Trouble

Myth: If you walk under a ladder, you’ll be cursed with bad luck.

This superstition is said to come from the Christian belief in the Holy Trinity. Because a ladder leaning against a wall forms a triangle, it was believed that “breaking” the triangle was blasphemous. Practically, walking under a ladder poses safety concerns, so it’s best to avoid it.

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