Whether you believe in luck or not, you have to admit that there are some days when the black cat crossing your path turns out to be a puma. It’s cosmically unlikely that the universe has taken a personal interest in screwing up your day, but this Friday the 13th you might want to stock up on some good luck charms before you start your shift as substitute teacher at the chainsaw juggling academy. Sometimes, though, a horseshoe or a four-leafed clover just aren’t bat-crapingly baffling enough to get the job done. Let’s take a look at some good luck charms for the gentleman who doesn’t want anyone to sit near him on the bus ever again.
When naming your top five lucky animals, vulture probably comes somewhere between skunk and velociraptor. Odd then, that this hunched harbinger of doom is considered a good luck charm in South Africa. Apparently, because of its extraordinary eyesight, the vulture is believed to be able to see into the future, which is a pretty spiffy super power. So, applying the kind of logic that could get you a guest spot on Hannibal, you can carry around the dried severed head of a vulture to ensure luck in gambling. Go figure.