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How long do you get bad luck for if you see a black cat

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It depends on the size of the cat.

Black kittens aren't too bad. The hex only lasts for an hour.
Ordinary black cats are unlucky for a day at least.
If you see a big, black tomcat, battle-scarred from fighting, you could be unlucky for a whole week.

But, never fear, there's a remedy. If you turn counter-clockwise, you can undo the bad luck. So, turn once for a kitten, five times for a cat, fifteen times for a tomcat.

Of course that doesn't work if you go to the zoo and see a black panther. To undo that much bad luck you'd have to turn so many times that you'd be in danger of screwing yourself into the ground and you could disappear completely.

Good luck.

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Lol, Such wisdom you obviously speak from experience, my neighbor once bought a black cat, he lit it up July 4th and let it fly, another remedy is to counter it with a white cat of equal size
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Dozy, ( iPhone just typed foxy, I kid you not) how do you think of this stuff? Love it!! : )
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waldorff
Now I'm worried. We have a meek and mild white cat but with these malevolent black patches.

Does this explain the recent performance of my retirement fund? What about the time I fell of my bike and left half an arm on the road? How about my salary increase history - and I always thought it was me!

Ok, I'm gonna get the cat - he's sitting in Mrs Waldorff's knee right now - into the dustbin with him Then I guess I'll start twirling.
Expect the stock market to improve any day now!
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@johnreal: We had a guy in Australia some years ago who HATED cats. He used to go out shooting feral cats and make hats out of them, like Davy Crockett's coon-skin cap. He got a lot of TV for a while but upset a lot of cat lovers.

@bubbles: What do you mean "think of it"? It's common knowledge down here on the flip side. I once wrote a piece about cats and goldfish for my Tall Tales column and, when it was published, the editor said every cat lover in the district either phoned or wrote to voice their anger. http://users.tpg.com.au/adslpu7j/tt/piranha.html

@waldorff: Being an engineer you should already know this, but Mr Murphy (the law-maker) owned a white cat with black patches. It was only when he looked at the black patches that everything that could go wrong did go wrong. MInd you, I think O'Toole probably owned a black cat because it was he who said, "Murphy was an optimist."
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Its a myth, hun.

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Well, let's see, I have a black cat so I see one many times a day. And I don't think I have any "bad luck."

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Dude that black cat bad luck stuff is a bunch of garbage!

No offense.

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For as long as you believe it's bad luck.

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Luck doesn't exist, sorry

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I think that only applies if you make a hat out of it. A Cat Hat

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lol, sounds lovely... and some kitten mittens to go along with the cat hat
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Hey Sas, you happen to sneak in once in a while. How's everything?
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its a superstition. if you believe you will have bad luck, you will.

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It is just a myth

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I don't think black cats cause bad luck.

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I have a black cat and i see it multiple times... EVERY DAY! i do not have any bad luck! why do people believe everything a person tells them?

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You are super scary! No black cats gonna mess with you anyway, pumpkin ; )

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Black cat is bad luck only if you are a mouse.

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Good one boy !
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You don't. Superstitions aren't true

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Lightsky, you surprise me. How do you decide which superstitions to believe in?

You KNOW what I mean...
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I know what you're saying...
And ya know what I say???
Nothing...I'm going to let it go<3
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