This is the real reason you believe in superstitions.
Superstition holds that Friday 13th is the day to stay in bed and avoid taking risks. But it's all in our heads.
Did the Chicago Cubs break the curse of the Billy Goat to win the 2016 World Series in baseball?
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Many sports enthusiasts are notoriously superstitious. Why is that so?
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And it's not all down to David Beckham...
The Newcastle Witch Hunt (1650), from Ralph Gardiner’s account (1655).
Witches in fiction fascinate but what were they really like?
What can concealed objects and engraved symbols tell us about our convict past?
The discovery of battered old boots, tattered garments, trinkets and dead cats concealed in the walls of historic buildings sheds new light on the lives of Australia's early white settlers.
Serbian villagers fear vampires, but we have our own superstitions in the Anglosphere.
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If the latest spate of news stories coming out of Serbia are anything to go by, the tiny and otherwise unassuming village of Zarožje has something of a vampire problem. Local legend tells of Sava Savanovi…