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Ted Ed: Where Do Superstitions Come From?

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Fear of the number 13, knocking on wood, stepping on a crack. Where did these superstitions come from? Why do we still believe in them? Find out by watching this TED Ed video and then taking a quiz, digging deeper with web links, and writing an answer to a discussion question. Better hurry, though. This Friday is the 13th!

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