Category Archives: Luck

Virtue is in what you choose to do

People once thought that to get out of bed on the left side was to open oneself to evil spirits. That’s why we talk about somebody in a foul temper having got out of bed on the wrong side. And … Continue reading

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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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