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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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โˆ™ 2020-07-20 21:41:46
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โˆ™ 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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โˆ™ 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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โˆ™ 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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Louise Harris

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โˆ™ 2020-07-25 06:09:37

Something to do with paint tins or buckets I think

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Flure Anonuevo

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โˆ™ 2020-07-26 02:48:12

Walking under ladder too risky and very difficult to walk.

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Flure Anonuevo

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โˆ™ 2020-07-26 02:39:48

Oh! walking under ladder so difficult and risky.

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โˆ™ 2020-07-28 22:33:50

no 1 year old

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JJ Plays

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โˆ™ 2020-08-26 10:32:54

Because it could fall on you...

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Mamta Choudhary

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โˆ™ 2020-07-27 03:26:33

75+85

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Is it good luck to walk under a ladder?

It is a supersticious belief that it is bad luck to do so


What happens if you walk under a ladder?

There is a superstition that is it bad luck to walk underneath of a ladder. Unless the ladder falls on you, nothing will happen if you walk under one. However, it is probably best to just walk around the ladder.


Why is a ladder bad luck?

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How do you get bad luck?

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Is there any scientific basis that walking under the ladder is bad luck?

Yes! If you walk under a rotten termite filled wooden ladder, watch out! It might fall on you!


Is it considered good luck or bad luck to walk under a ladder?

All superstitions are taught having technical back ground. the ancestors found a easy method to educate ignorant people in practicing good habits. it is considered as bad luck because when you walk under a ladder you are likely to come in contact with ladder and injure the person over it.


When did going under a ladder become bad luck?

although going under a ladder isn't bad luck, probally someone who was walking under a ladder probally got hurt or killed walking under a ladder when something fell on him from a worker on the ladder


Do you get 7 years of bad luck by walking under a ladder?

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Why do you not walk under a ladder?

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


Is walking under a ladder bad luck or good luck?

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Don't walk under a ladder or else you'll have bad luck?

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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