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Joseph Z
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It is considered bad luck to pick up a penny on the tails side. But can the back side of the penny be a doomsday curse if you pick it up?

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How long is a lucky penny lucky?

A lucky penny (a penny found lying on the ground face up) has a luck half-life of approximately one day (23 hours, 56 minutes, 12.87 seconds). Most luck should follow immediately after picking up of the penny.

If instead one picks up a penny of death (a penny found lying face down), your chance of dying that day increases by 1000%. On the other hand, you will be one cent richer.



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DougW
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I have always heard the old wive's tale about pennies tale side up being bad luck, but I never put much stock in it.

I figure anytime you find free money, even a penny, that is pretty good. I used to have a small jar...it was a one of those jars with a plunger that could be hermitically sealed if you were an old fashioned chemist. I kept all of my pennies found outside in public in it. When I cashed it in it had over $6.00 in it, and I bought a six pack of beer.

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cubbie
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I always collected pennies in high school, tales or heads side up. From freshmen to my senior year, I collected about 30 dollars worth of change, mostly pennies. Kids in my school for some reason loved playing games with them during lunch and between classes and never took them with them.

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LemonLimeade
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Now Doug, that six-pack increased your chances of death by 600,000 times! You're lucky you survived it [Big Grin]

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