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Why is it bad luck to walk under a ladder?

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Mose Ziemann
2020-07-20 21:41:46
2020-07-20 21:41:46

The practical reason why walking under a ladder is considered bad luck is that it’s just plain dangerous. The more superstitious theory is that the shape of a ladder against a wall forms a triangle, a symbol of the Holy Trinity in Christianity. Some believe that walking under a ladder would “break” the Trinity, a blasphemous act that could attract the devil.

That's not the only explanation, though. Some believe a ladder against a wall resembles a gallows (associated with death by hanging), and the ancient Egyptians believed walking under a ladder could accidentally allow you to see a god climbing up or down it.

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Mini Cupcake
2020-07-27 08:38:29
2020-07-27 08:38:29

The reason why it is bad luck to walk under a ladder is because the chances that the person on the ladder will fall and the entire ladder will collapse is high (75% chance). I also don't think you would like the idea of getting an entire ladder collapse on you.

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YOUCEF BENGHAFFOR
2020-07-28 22:33:50
2020-07-28 22:33:50

no 1 year old

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novesi
2020-07-24 16:54:28
2020-07-24 16:54:28

"It's bad luck to walk under a leaning ladder."

This superstition really does originate 5,000 years ago in ancient Egypt. A ladder leaning against a wall forms a triangle, and Egyptians regarded this shape as sacred (as exhibited, for example, by their pyramids).

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Louise Harris
2020-07-25 06:09:37
2020-07-25 06:09:37

Something to do with paint tins or buckets I think

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Flure Anonuevo
2020-07-26 02:39:48
2020-07-26 02:39:48

Oh! walking under ladder so difficult and risky.

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Flure Anonuevo
2020-07-26 02:48:12
2020-07-26 02:48:12

Walking under ladder too risky and very difficult to walk.

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Anonymous
2020-07-25 03:44:51
2020-07-25 03:44:51

I go to.the beach in jamaica


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Anonymous
2020-07-25 08:30:26
2020-07-25 08:30:26

go to /petition/bring-back-batman-the-brave-and-the-bold

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Anonymous
2020-07-25 08:30:09
2020-07-25 08:30:09

I know this is not this question but can some of you spread this onto facebook or twitter dc page.

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Anonymous
2020-07-25 14:48:01
2020-07-25 14:48:01

Because It is dangerous and you might bump it over, their is different beliefs. but it is because you might bump into it.

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Mamta Choudhary
2020-07-27 03:26:33
2020-07-27 03:26:33

75+85


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Anonymous
2020-07-24 15:28:51
2020-07-24 15:28:51

go to /petition/bring-back-batman-the-brave-and-the-bold

and before the slash it is ipetitions .com


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Anonymous
2020-07-24 15:27:22
2020-07-24 15:27:22

I know this is not this question but can some of you spread this onto facebook or twitter dc page.

We all miss the outrageous, animated, adventures featured on Batman: The Brave and The Bold. Let's keep it classic and bring BATB back with the original voice cast. Sign now and let the hammers of justice rise once again!

Voice Cast:

Diedrich Bader as Batman

James Arnold Taylor as Green Arrow

Tom Kenny as Plastic Man

John DiMaggio as Aquaman

....and many more!


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2020-07-25 10:12:01
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Anonymous
2020-07-25 14:47:47
2020-07-25 14:47:47

Because It is dangerous and you might bump it over, their is different beliefs. but it is because you might bump into it.

Do you miss Brave and the Bold? I do too. A man. started a petition to bring it back on the air -- with enough signatures we could get some new episodes!

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petition/bring-back-batman-the-brave-and-the-bold

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Anonymous
2020-07-25 14:47:08
2020-07-25 14:47:08

Because It is dangerous and you might bump it over, their is different beliefs. but it is because you might bump into it.

Do you miss Brave and the Bold? I do too. A man. started a petition to bring it back on the air -- with enough signatures we could get some new episodes!

Follow the link, sign, and share!

petition/bring-back-batman-the-brave-and-the-bold

ipetitions .com/

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Anonymous
2020-07-25 14:43:54
2020-07-25 14:43:54

Because It is dangerous and you might bump it over, their is different beliefs. but it is because you might bump into it.

Do you miss Brave and the Bold? I do too. A man. started a petition to bring it back on the air -- with enough signatures we could get some new episodes!

Follow the link, sign, and share!

petition/bring-back-batman-the-brave-and-the-bold

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Anonymous
2020-08-03 05:03:40
2020-08-03 05:03:40

because carpenters drop things.

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Anonymous
2020-07-25 13:12:48
2020-07-25 13:12:48

The superstition associated with walking under a ladder is that it will bring you bad luck. One origin of this superstition dates back to medieval times, in which the ladder symbolized the gallows ? a place where persons were hanged. So when someone walked under a ladder, it was believed that he would surely face his own death by hanging.

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Anonymous
2020-07-25 14:48:20
2020-07-25 14:48:20

Because It is dangerous and you might bump it over, their is different beliefs. but it is because you might bump into it.

Do you miss Brave and the Bold? I do too. A man. started a petition to bring it back on the air -- with enough signatures we could get some new episodes!

Follow the link, sign, and share!

petition/bring-back-batman-the-brave-and-the-bold

ipetitions .com/ Please Share even if you do not want to sign.

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Anonymous
2020-07-24 22:39:35
2020-07-24 22:39:35

Adds

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Anonymous
2020-07-24 20:23:16
2020-07-24 20:23:16

Because the ladder might fall down and end up hitting you so bad

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Anonymous
2020-07-25 14:48:13
2020-07-25 14:48:13

Because It is dangerous and you might bump it over, their is different beliefs. but it is because you might bump into it.

Do you miss Brave and the Bold? I do too. A man. started a petition to bring it back on the air -- with enough signatures we could get some new episodes!

Follow the link, sign, and share!

petition/bring-back-batman-the-brave-and-the-bold

ipetitions .com/ Please Share even if you do not want to sign.

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Anonymous
2020-07-25 14:48:37
2020-07-25 14:48:37

Because It is dangerous and you might bump it over, their is different beliefs. but it is because you might bump into it.

Do you miss Brave and the Bold? I do too. A man. started a petition to bring it back on the air -- with enough signatures we could get some new episodes!

Follow the link, sign, and share!

petition/bring-back-batman-the-brave-and-the-bold

ipetitions .com/ Please Share even if you do not want to sign.

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Anonymous
2020-07-25 14:48:27
2020-07-25 14:48:27

Because It is dangerous and you might bump it over, their is different beliefs. but it is because you might bump into it.

Do you miss Brave and the Bold? I do too. A man. started a petition to bring it back on the air -- with enough signatures we could get some new episodes!

Follow the link, sign, and share!

petition/bring-back-batman-the-brave-and-the-bold

ipetitions .com/ Please Share even if you do not want to sign.

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Anonymous
2020-07-26 15:44:22
2020-07-26 15:44:22

It isn't

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Anonymous
2020-07-29 11:02:18
2020-07-29 11:02:18

can't tell exactly its just a superstition i think so.

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Anonymous
2020-07-27 10:26:34
2020-07-27 10:26:34

All the above

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Anonymous
2020-07-27 07:57:55
2020-07-27 07:57:55

because it might drop

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Anonymous
2020-07-27 04:11:53
2020-07-27 04:11:53

hi

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Anonymous
2020-07-27 03:15:41
2020-07-27 03:15:41

there's none, its pure superstition! just like black cats!

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Anonymous
2020-07-27 00:49:48
2020-07-27 00:49:48

Because you fall

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Anonymous
2020-07-26 22:29:41
2020-07-26 22:29:41

B

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Anonymous
2020-07-26 15:16:54
2020-07-26 15:16:54

because its dangerous

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Anonymous
2020-07-25 14:48:32
2020-07-25 14:48:32

Because It is dangerous and you might bump it over, their is different beliefs. but it is because you might bump into it.

Do you miss Brave and the Bold? I do too. A man. started a petition to bring it back on the air -- with enough signatures we could get some new episodes!

Follow the link, sign, and share!

petition/bring-back-batman-the-brave-and-the-bold

ipetitions .com/ Please Share even if you do not want to sign.

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Anonymous
2020-07-26 02:54:38
2020-07-26 02:54:38

Cause it can fall on you?

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Anonymous
2020-07-26 01:41:58
2020-07-26 01:41:58

The ladder might fall on you (especially if you should bump it), or a bucket of paint might fall off it onto you.

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Anonymous
2020-07-25 23:35:18
2020-07-25 23:35:18

It only manifests as bad luck if you believe in the idea... It's clearly dangerous, though, so no superstition needed for this one.

Beliefs are powerful attractors, though.

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Anonymous
2020-07-25 21:58:50
2020-07-25 21:58:50

Someone on the ladder could drop a hammer or bucket of paint on you. It is not bad luck, it is just stupid to walk under any kind of load.

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Anonymous
2020-07-25 14:48:47
2020-07-25 14:48:47

Because It is dangerous and you might bump it over, their is different beliefs. but it is because you might bump into it.

Do you miss Brave and the Bold? I do too. A man. started a petition to bring it back on the air -- with enough signatures we could get some new episodes!

Follow the link, sign, and share!

petition/bring-back-batman-the-brave-and-the-bold

ipetitions .com/ Please Share even if you do not want to sign.

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Anonymous
2020-07-25 14:48:42
2020-07-25 14:48:42

Because It is dangerous and you might bump it over, their is different beliefs. but it is because you might bump into it.

Do you miss Brave and the Bold? I do too. A man. started a petition to bring it back on the air -- with enough signatures we could get some new episodes!

Follow the link, sign, and share!

petition/bring-back-batman-the-brave-and-the-bold

ipetitions .com/ Please Share even if you do not want to sign.

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Anonymous
2020-07-30 06:24:09
2020-07-30 06:24:09

because someone might coom on your head

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Wiki User
2011-08-12 21:45:40
2011-08-12 21:45:40

It is bad luck to walk under a latter because not only is it dangerous for you (since things can fall on top of you), it is also dangerous for the person(s) on the ladder (because you might knock the ladder over with them on it).

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That's right. It is believed that if you walk under a ladder, you will have bad luck. I have done it many times and some good things and some bad things took place. It is pretty much unsolved why LADDERS are believed to be bad luck and nobody really knows whether it's true. Some people believe it and some don't. It definitely depends on the person. You should try an experiment: Maybe you should go and walk under a ladder every week and see if you have bad luck. You can record it on paper and try to solve it.

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The general consensus I think is bad luck. If a black cat crosses your path while walking under the ladder..... run.

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Some people believe it brings on bad luck. Like breaking mirrors and black cats.

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In the days before the gallows, criminals were hung from the top rung of a ladder and their spirits were believed to linger underneath. Common folklore has it to be bad luck to walk beneath an open ladder and pass through the triangle of evil ghosts and spirits.

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You simply feed a snake while stroking a cat. Works every time!

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Actually it is not about bad luck. It was started so that people would not get hurt, if the ladder fell on the person.

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You dont, its just a thing that people say like 'walk under a ladder' and stuff

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He hid the birthday gift under his bed.He was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.The homeless man was found sleeping under the bridge.

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1. Bad luck to walk under a ladder 2. 666 is the devils number 3. Friday 13th is unlucky 4. If you break a mirror, you get 7 years bad luck

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its meansd bad luck ... also if you dream of walking under a ladder ! so careful

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it might be and might not because most of the old wives tales aren't true and some are so the answer is maybe

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Your butt just kidding when someone believes that when you walk under a ladder you will get bad luck and when someone thinks that you will get bad luck if you go out the day of Friday the 13th that iz superstition but idk wat the principle is

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Criminals used to be hung from the top rung of a ladder and their spirits were believed to linger underneath. Common folklore has it to be bad luck to walk beneath an open ladder and pass through the triangle of evil ghosts and spirits.

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you cast a scary spell over them , you say SHON THE NON BELIVIER , then you simply get you wand and tap them on the head. there poof bad luck. jks get them to walk under a ladder or show them your black cat xx


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