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Welcome, friends!  Do you think you know a lot about good luck customs from around the world?  Well, prove it!

 

The Good Luck Trivia game will start today and run till Friday the 31st.  I will post questions (maybe one at a time, maybe a few in one post) about good luck rituals, people, and items from countries around the globe.  Whoever can answer the most correct will win a wonderful siggie as a reward.

 

How to play:

I will post a question.  Anyone is free to answer in a post below.  Keep guessing until someone is right!  If you guess wrong, you can try again without waiting for another person to reply.

 

Players:

James: 2

Dar'Jen: 5

Ryrin: 6

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(Also, I'm not fact checking my trivia... I don't have the time for that!)

 

1. This nut is a good luck symbol in Norway.  People will place them in their windowsills to protect against lightning.

 

2.  This catholic Saint offers protection (or maybe good luck) to travelers.

     St. Christopher 

 

3.  In this country, people believe it is good luck for a bird to poop on you.

     Russia

 

@kukasö is #3 true?

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21 hours ago, JamesBrown said:

1. Hazelnut

 

2. Saint Peter

 

3. China

 

(Total guesses, all three.)

No, no, and no!  But good guesses!

 

5 hours ago, Dar'Jen Ab Owain said:

1. Chestnut

 

2. Saint Christopher

 

3. US

 

Same here, guessing.

No, YES, and no!  Dar'Jen has 1 point!

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4.  This is the name of the luckdragon in the film The Neverending Story.

     Falkor

 

5. This piece of metal is considered good luck, but only if it's not facing down.  Its good luck origins come from the UK and tell the tale of a blacksmith who bested the devil.

    Horseshoe

 

6.  To celebrate New Year's Eve in Spain, people will eat this many grapes to symbolize good luck in the coming year.

     Twelve

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22 hours ago, Dar'Jen Ab Owain said:

Awesome. 

 

Some more guessing...

 

4. Rupert

 

5. Penny

 

6. 7 grapes

No, no, and no!  Good guesses!

 

12 hours ago, JamesBrown said:

4. Falkor

 

5. Horseshoe

 

6. Four

YES, YES, and no!  *LOL*  Two points for James!

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7.  In Japan, people have statues of this animal which is supposed to bring luck with money.

    Cat

 

8.  This green thing is lucky in Ireland and is said to be based on the Holy Trinity and God's grace.

     Four-leaf clover

 

9.  A superstition beginning in the Victorian era, brides would put this in their shoe to bring good luck in their marriage.

     Coin

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I think DJ's three for three on that round.

 

For number three ("In this country, people believe it is good luck for a bird to poop on you.") is the answer, Brazil?

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#1.

 

1. This nut is a good luck symbol in Norway.  People will place them in their windowsills to protect against lightning.

   a. Almond

 

2.  This catholic Saint offers protection (or maybe good luck) to travelers.

    a. St. Christopher

 

3.  In this country, people believe it is good luck for a bird to poop on you.

    a. Russia

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#2.

 

This is the name of the luckdragon in the film The Neverending Story.

   a. Falkor    

 

5. This piece of metal is considered good luck, but only if it's not facing down.  Its good luck origins come from the UK and tell the tale of a blacksmith who bested the devil.

    a. horseshoe    

 

6.  To celebrate New Year's Eve in Spain, people will eat this many grapes to symbolize good luck in the coming year.

     a. Twelve

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#3

 

7.  In Japan, people have statues of this animal which is supposed to bring luck with money.

     a. Maneki Neko (cat)

 

8.  This green thing is lucky in Ireland and is said to be based on the Holy Trinity and God's grace.

      a. Celtic Knot-Trinity Knot. Christians believe it represents the Trinity &

      Pagans believe it reps natural forces.

 

9.  A superstition beginning in the Victorian era, brides would put this in their shoe to bring good luck in their marriage.

      a. money

 

 

 

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23 hours ago, Dar'Jen Ab Owain said:

7. Cat

 

8. Clover

 

9. Penny

Yes, yes, yes!  Good job Dar'Jen!  You swept that round!  +3 points!

 

13 hours ago, JamesBrown said:

I think DJ's three for three on that round.

 

For number three ("In this country, people believe it is good luck for a bird to poop on you.") is the answer, Brazil?

Nope!

 

6 hours ago, Ryrin said:

#1.

 

1. This nut is a good luck symbol in Norway.  People will place them in their windowsills to protect against lightning.

   a. Almond

 

2.  This catholic Saint offers protection (or maybe good luck) to travelers.

    a. St. Christopher

 

3.  In this country, people believe it is good luck for a bird to poop on you.

    a. Russia

Nope, YES (But I already awarded the point on this one), and YES!  Good job, Ryrin!  One point for you!

 

6 hours ago, Ryrin said:

#2.

 

This is the name of the luckdragon in the film The Neverending Story.

   a. Falkor    

 

5. This piece of metal is considered good luck, but only if it's not facing down.  Its good luck origins come from the UK and tell the tale of a blacksmith who bested the devil.

    a. horseshoe    

 

6.  To celebrate New Year's Eve in Spain, people will eat this many grapes to symbolize good luck in the coming year.

     a. Twelve

Technically correct on one and two, but I already awarded points.  YES on three!  You are a superstar!  Another point for you!

 

6 hours ago, Ryrin said:

#3

 

7.  In Japan, people have statues of this animal which is supposed to bring luck with money.

     a. Maneki Neko (cat)

 

8.  This green thing is lucky in Ireland and is said to be based on the Holy Trinity and God's grace.

      a. Celtic Knot-Trinity Knot. Christians believe it represents the Trinity &

      Pagans believe it reps natural forces.

 

9.  A superstition beginning in the Victorian era, brides would put this in their shoe to bring good luck in their marriage.

      a. money

Yes, I guess that's true as well, but I was looking for clover, and coin was the more specific answer to #9.

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10. This Chinese custom of furniture arranging can lead to good luck in and out of the home.

     Feng shui

 

11. In Australia, the Aborigines think this creature is good luck because it brings rain.

     Frogs

 

12. This deity is called the Seven Lucky Gods in Japanese folklore.

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10. Feng shui

 

11. Frogs

 

12. Tykhe or Tyche

 

Edited for #12

Edited by Ryrin

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20 hours ago, Dar'Jen Ab Owain said:

10. Feng shui

 

11. Koala

 

12. Kami

Yes, no, and no (it's actually the name of a specific Kami, I believe).  +1 for Dar'Jen!

 

20 hours ago, Ryrin said:

10. Feng shui

 

11. Frogs

 

12. Tykhe or Tyche

 

Edited for #12

Yes, but point goes to Dar'Jen, Yes, and No!  One point for you, Ry!

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13.  This pope is the patron saint of soccer.

 

14.  In this country, a ladybug is considered good luck if it lands on a woman's hand.

 

15.  In Denmark, people save these to throw at their friends' doors on New Years Eve to bring good luck.

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13.  This pope is the patron saint of soccer.

 

John Paul II

 

14.  In this country, a ladybug is considered good luck if it lands on a woman's hand.

 

Sweden

 

15.  In Denmark, people save these to throw at their friends' doors on New Years Eve to bring good luck.


Plates

 

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On 1/29/2020 at 6:30 PM, Dar'Jen Ab Owain said:

13. Pope Francis

 

14. England

 

15. Fish bones

 

Totally guessing on this one...

Nope, nope, and nope!  Good guesses, though!

 

On 1/29/2020 at 6:41 PM, Ryrin said:

13.  This pope is the patron saint of soccer.

 

John Paul II

 

14.  In this country, a ladybug is considered good luck if it lands on a woman's hand.

 

Sweden

 

15.  In Denmark, people save these to throw at their friends' doors on New Years Eve to bring good luck.


Plates

 

Yes, yes, and yes!  Great job, Ry!

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And this concludes our Good Luck Trivia game!  The winner was:


Ryrin!


With Dar'Jen taking 2nd, and JamesBrown taking 3rd!

 

Siggies to be awarded soon!  Thanks for playing!

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