Book of Superstitious Stuff

Book of Superstitious Stuff

eBook - 2010
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In a world where so much can be explained through science and rational thought, it's nice to know there's always a little something that escapes logic--and that no matter how educated we are, most of us still avoid walking under a ladder and feel a sense of dread when we break a mirror. But where and how did these strange ideas begin? From the curse of the lottery winners to the good feng shui of a local restaurant, this quirky, wacky, weird, and wonderful collection of superstitions uncovers the truth about some of our most familiar beliefs, as well as others that are much stranger. It turns out that everywhere in the world, people still put their trust in luck, magic, and mystery. By the end of this look at the bizarre world of illogic it's clear: superstition is alive and well and really spellbinding!
Publisher: Watertown, MA : Imagine Pub., c2010.
ISBN: 9781607343677
1607343673
Characteristics: 1 online resource : ill.
Additional Contributors: McCoy, Mike
Contents: Numbers game
Charmed, I'm sure
Something wicked
Laws of attraction
Your lucky day
Bodyguards
Fins, fur, feathers, and fangs
Magical thinking
Forces of nature
Color me lucky
Utter nonsense
Oh, baby!
Till death do you part
The end is near.
Summary: In a world where so much can be explained through science and rational thought, it's nice to know there's always a little something that escapes logic--and that no matter how educated we are, most of us still avoid walking under a ladder and feel a sense of dread when we break a mirror. But where and how did these strange ideas begin? From the curse of the lottery winners to the good feng shui of a local restaurant, this quirky, wacky, weird, and wonderful collection of superstitions uncovers the truth about some of our most familiar beliefs, as well as others that are much stranger. It turns out that everywhere in the world, people still put their trust in luck, magic, and mystery. By the end of this look at the bizarre world of illogic it's clear: superstition is alive and well and really spellbinding!

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