Category Archives: Luck

When bad luck is self-inflicted.

In nineteen seventy-nine one of the greatest upsets in the history of stockcar racing happened when Richard Petty ended his long losing streak and won the Daytona 500. However, it came as a surprise because on the last lap Petty … Continue reading

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How do you know it’s a good thing?

There’s an old Chinese legend of a farmer whose horse escaped. But he just shrugged and said “How do you know this is a bad thing?” Later his horse returned with a herd of wild horses, and the old man … Continue reading

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‘No one ought ever do that again’

The first person to ride down Niagara Falls was Annie Edson Taylor, a sixty three year old schoolteacher who used a wooden barrel packed with inflated pillows, a mattress, and an anvil. When they fished her out she said: “No … Continue reading

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Staring at the Ground

A few years ago a man in England taking a walk with his dog and metal detector found a gold coin that turned out to be the most important single coin find ever, dating from the eighth century and the … Continue reading

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Johnny Carson, host of TV’s famous Tonight Show, got a big laugh when he read this item from the lost-and-found column of a small town newspaper: ‘Lost dog, brown fur, some missing due to mange, blind in one eye, deaf, … Continue reading

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