Where Do Superstitions Come From?

We’ve all heard about the omens that black cats bring or how breaking a mirror will get you seven years bad luck. Where exactly do these superstitions come from though? Seven years of bad luck seems awfully harsh for breaking a mirror, there’s got to be some reasoning why people are so superstitious, right?

Mental Floss have taken our most famous superstitions from walking under a ladder to Friggatriskaidekaphobia (fear of Friday the 13th) and broke down their origins. Watch the video and then pass it on unless you want to be alone forever!

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