Popular Superstitions 1925

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Kessinger Publishing, Jan 1, 2003 - Social Science - 248 pages
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Nearly everyone is more or less superstitious, nevertheless, ninety-nine persons out of a hundred will walk under a ladder. The nature and origin of this and many other superstitions of everyday life are explained in this book. Contents: what a strange thing is man; cult of the horseshoe; numbers and dates; animals; flowers, fruits and trees; colors; women, children and clothes; marriage; birth and death; fisherfolk, card players, actors and musicians; salt; sneezing; nursery rhymes and other oddments.

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Charles Platt is a former science fiction writer (his best known book is probably The Silicon Man) who switched to journalism and became a senior writer for Wired magazine. Currently running a small R&D business in Florida, Platt pursues portrait photography as a spare-time interest, and is a longtime fan of Hong Kong martial arts movies. His favorite show is Viva La Bam on MTV. His interest in MAKE-ing gadgets began when he build a tic-tac-toe computer from telephone relays in 1966. Charles is a regular contributor to MAKE and is a well-known name to MAKE readers.

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