I grew up in a marginally superstitious family who brought some beliefs and hocus-pocus superstitions from the old country. I couldn’t make too much noise late at night for fear of attracting a “jinn.” I couldn’t point at cemeteries or stare into a mirror for too long or my face would become deformed, and heaven help me if I was ever mean to or disobeyed my parents or grandparents, because then I’d be looking at a cursed life that would ruin me until the day that I died.
But the idea of “back luck” or stepping on cracks, walking under ladders, or stealing a black cat’s macchiato isn’t something that my family really bought into. Sure, we believed in supernatural stuff and the idea that karma gets back around to mess with you or your kids, but “bad luck”?
No honey, it isn’t luck that’s ruining your life, it’s an unseen species of metaphysical monsters that exist in a different plane we know little about—but they are mentioned in the Quran, so be careful!
There are phenomena so unfortunate that simply looking at images of them will cause the same bad luck to befall you. So on this Friday the 13th, gaze upon these pictures with extreme caution.
That’s definitely got to hurt.
Yellow watermelon is just unnatural. Unnatural I say.
Whoever owns this phone is truly cursed.
The person who dropped this amazing sculpture.
These people who only saw the lions after they took the photo.
Your next snow storm is going to be a nightmare.
Your shoes will always be mismatched.
One. Number. Off. Every. Time.
This hapless man.
This bad luck kitchen.
This “advanced” AC system.
This randomly-assigned license plate.
The shark fisherman who should’ve expected this.
When being a diva doesn’t work out.
This candle mess.
Discovering bug spray actually attracts bugs.
This Kroger’s collapse.
Spotify is ruined.
This pistachio with cocoons inside.
This dipping sauce pack.
This TV shot with a bb gun.