This Is New Mexico's Most Common Superstition

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We've all heard that walking underneath a ladder can cause some serious bad luck and that knocking on wood cancels out any bad happenings. And while some may not admit it, we can all be a little superstitious at times.

There are superstitions of all kinds- good and bad. compiled a list of each state's most common superstition. To compile the list, the website used Google AdWords to analyze the search volume of more than 200 words related to superstitions.

According to the list, New Mexico's most common superstition involves lucky prime numbers. This theory is that prime numbers bring luck. So, seeing repeating primes or wearing your lucky number on a jersey is thought to bring luck in any situation. Common lucky primes include three, seven, and 13.

According to the study, the most common superstition across the country is that throwing salt over your shoulder will cancel out bad luck and that spilling salt is a sign of bad luck. That superstition is the most common in 17 states.

Other popular superstitions on the list include:

  • lucky pennies
  • lucky rabbits foot
  • good luck ladybug
  • owls are a bad omen
  • four leaf clover
  • Friday the 13th
  • black cat crosses path

Click here to check out the full study.

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