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I have lived in Italy for most of my adult life and it always amazes me how superstitious the Italians are. A few, but not all superstitions even have a remedy. Just don’t do these things or you may have bad luck!

1. It is bad luck to walk under a ladder. If you are climbing up a ladder and your foot slips you will soon be married. If you are climbing down the ladder and your foot slips you will lose money.

2. Do not let a black cat cross in front of you or it will bring bad luck. Remedy: Wait until someone or something else crosses your path or go backwards and move forward again.

3. If a pair of scissors fall to the ground, before picking it up step on it to cancel any bad luck. Hanging scissors bring good luck.

4. Don’t put your…