They are taken to exams, job interviews and weddings in the hope they will bring good fortune.
But rather than being mere superstition, lucky charms do actually work, psychologists claim.
Researchers told half the golfers on a putting green that they were playing with a lucky ball, and the rest that they were playing with a normal one.
Those with the lucky ball sank 6.4 putts out of 10, nearly two more putts on average than the others - an increase of of 35 per cent. Read more
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Scientists Prove That Lucky Charms Actually Do Work
Researchers found that golfers given a "lucky ball" managed to sink 35 per cent more putts than those who were playing with an ordinary ball.