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Superstitions

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Isabella Sampaio

on 12 March 2014

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Transcript of Superstitions

Have you ever knocked on wood when you want something good to happen?
Have you ever found a Four Leaf Clover?

How does superstition influence our lives?
Superstitous Minds

Doc Zone
What is superstition?
“Superstition is believing that something is real when it isn't”
Michael Shermer (Science writer)

Examples of people
Taylor Swift and her relationship with the number 13
Examples of people
Guy Carbonneau
touch the ice
do a little prayer
hit the goalie’s gloves
hit the goalie's helmet
Examples of people
Alex Tagliani
Celebrated Indycar driver
He never jumps in the car from the right- hand side
Examples of people
Michael Schumacher
- F1 driver
- wears a lucky necklace

Cultures
- Hong Kong: a modern city
Cultures
Wishing Tree
Hong Kong
- People throw an orange
tied to a string with a wish
Cultures
Hong Kong
Replicas of modern objects
It is burned
Expressing their continuing relationships

Cultures
Hong Kong
Lucky and Unlucky numbers
Buildings
4 and 13th floor

Cultures
Feng Shui
Ancient complex chart with channels of energy

Cultures
New York
Feng Shui and business
profits and share prices has soared
Origins
Number 13
- Betrayer Judas
- The last Supper: 13th seat

Origins
Medieval witchcraft
Black cats: disguised witches

Influences
Positive points
Self-confidence
Go forward and Try something different
Influences
Negative points
Anxiety
Obsessive compulsive disorder


Influences
Internet
It is a source for different superstitions
People share their superstitions
What are the common superstitions and their meanings in your country? Do you believe in them?
Discussion
Discussion
What are the reasons that make people superstitious?
Discussion
What are positive and negative points of superstitions?
Isabella Sampaio
Jair Figueredo
Do you think that superstitions have an impact on our lives?
Are superstitions useless?
What do you think?
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Discussion
Discussion
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LUCK
Critical
Response
Outline
What is superstition?
Examples of people
Cultures
Origin and influences
Discussion
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