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    Mar 2009
    New York

    Default banana on board!

    Hi everyone,

    I hope it's not inappropriate for me to post here, but I'm a science journalist looking into the psychology of superstition--particularly among self-proclaimed skeptics--and I'm searching for good stories. I've recently learned about the taboo regarding bananas on fishing vessels:

    How widespread and accepted is it?

    Also, do you know how I might track down someone with a good tale to tell about this (or another) fishing superstition? Maybe someone who didn't believe in the taboo and then something dramatic happened and suddenly he's changed his ways? Feel free to email this request to other people, and to contact me directly at

    Last edited by hutson; 27th March 2009 at 00:44. Reason: added name to end

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