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13 Superstitions About Numbers

What's your lucky number? Would it jinx you if you told us, or would it bring you good fortune? It's a funny thing, but whether for cultural, regional or religious reasons, we humans tend to put a lot of hope — and a little fear — into numbers.

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  • 10 Area 51 Conspiracies

    10 Area 51 Conspiracies

    The mysteries surrounding the U.S. government's Area 51 have been revealed to be mostly mundane, but that hasn't prevented a bevy of believers from coming up with outlandish theories about the secret desert base. See more »

  • 10 Businesses Supposedly Controlled by the Mafia

    10 Businesses Supposedly Controlled by the Mafia

    Just like workers in any field, Mafia members are changing with the times and running some old schemes in new ways. What businesses does the Mob have its hooks in, and how does it maintain control? See more »

  • 10 Fairy Tales That Were Way Darker Than You Realized as a Kid

    10 Fairy Tales That Were Way Darker Than You Realized as a Kid

    Cinderella was the only girl who could fit the glass slipper, right? But did you know her two stepsisters cut off parts of their feet to try to fit it? That's just one gory detail Disney left off. See more »

  • 10 Plausible Sports Conspiracy Theories

    10 Plausible Sports Conspiracy Theories

    It's tempting to think that the only way your favorite team (or athlete) could lose is because of some funny business from the other side. And sometimes you'd be right. Here are 10 sports conspiracy theories that could totally have happened. See more »

  • 10 Pregnancy Superstitions That Are Old Wives' Tales

    10 Pregnancy Superstitions That Are Old Wives' Tales

    It seems like every town has that one restaurant whose eggplant parmesan can kick-start contractions. But is a labor-inducing recipe an old wives' tale? See more »

  • 10 Superstitions That Are Actually Spot-on

    10 Superstitions That Are Actually Spot-on

    Superstitions come in all shapes and sizes. On the credibility scale, it's unlikely that stepping on a crack will break your mother's back or that your soul will escape when you sneeze, but some superstitions might actually have a basis in reality. See more »

  • 10 Things People Believe About the Illuminati

    10 Things People Believe About the Illuminati

    The price of oil, the weather, the United Nations and pop music are all controlled by one malevolent force – the Illuminati. Or so some people believe. How did an imaginary group get so big? See more »

  • 10 Wacky Birthday Superstitions

    10 Wacky Birthday Superstitions

    Ah, birthdays: a chance to celebrate with friends and family and ring in years of good fortune ahead. But if you're a little on the superstitious side, here are some things to avoid so that the coming year doesn't bring any unpleasant surprises. See more »

  • 10 Widely Believed U.S. Government Conspiracy Theories

    10 Widely Believed U.S. Government Conspiracy Theories

    Although the U.S. government has been found guilty of spying on its citizens or wasting tax money on dubious projects, does that mean it would intentionally fake the moon landing, conduct alien autopsies or put its citizens in FEMA camps? See more »

  • 13 Superstitions About Numbers

    13 Superstitions About Numbers

    What's your lucky number? Would it jinx you if you told us, or would it bring you good fortune? It's a funny thing, but whether for cultural, regional or religious reasons, we humans tend to put a lot of hope — and a little fear — into numbers. See more »

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