Luck is a funny thing. Sometimes it's there, and sometimes it isn't. We treat it as a sentient entity that can fulfill or foil our plans and ambitions. A new survey asked people if they felt lucky and 60% said that they do. Their reasons for feeling lucky included getting lucky, (wink, wink, say no more, say no more...), avoiding serious illness, eluding parking tickets and having a job they like. Aside from the four leaf clover and the horseshoe, people have their own way to secure their luck. For some, it's a piece of lucky clothing or good luck charm, some gamblers talk to their machines, some athletes are superstitious about what they wear. Do you have a lucky ritual? Tell us about it on our Fan Page at #luckyritual or tweet us.

Taking my stuffed bear to the track,