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Beware the Evil Eye! The true story behind an ancient superstition that still haunts us today.
Directions: Read the following article, which contains many horrifying mistakes. Then follow the directions at the end.
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U probably knew that it’s not polite to
 stair. But do you know why?

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For thousands of years, people around 
the world had (and some still have) a superstitious beleif in the “evil eye,” a look of envy or dislike that could bring bad luck, sickness, or even death to the person who recieve it. Some beleived that the evil eye was given on purpose. (Did your cousin steal your best friend? Get revenge with a stare that makes her hiccup!) More commonly, though, the evil eye was viewed as something that happened unintentionally. (You couldn’t help but fel a bit jealous that your friend had an iPhone 5, and then—oh no!— he dropped it in the tolet!)

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Belief in the evil eye is one of the oldest and most widespread superstitions in the wourld. A superstition is a believe that seemingly innocent actions can have supernatural (and usually disastrous) consequences. References to the evil eye can be found in stories and myths from many places. These places include India, ancient Egypt, the Middle East, and most of Europe. The first known write record of the evil eye dates back 5,000 years. The record is a tablet from the ancient empire of Sumer. Sumer was part of the region that is now Iraq. Believe in the evil eye goes back even further than that. There are 10,000-year-old drawings of symbols offering protection from the evil eye. The drawings were discovered on cave walls in Spain.

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So what’s behind this ancient belief in sinister stares? It may stem from an ol view that there is only so much good stuff to go around if you envied your neighbor’s prize cow, it didn’t mean you wanted a prize cow too, it meant you wanted your neghboor to lose the cow so you could get it. However, some versions of the superstition said that you didn’t need to be jealous to cast the evil eye on someone. Simply giving someone a compliment might seal his or her doom if your kind words drew the attention of jealous gods or spirits. Such gods, apparently, loved nothing more than to knock mortals down a notch, perhaps by giving them the flu or sending bad whether to destroy all their crops. Children were often thought to be especially vulnerable to the evil eye. In some cultures, oohing and aahing over your neighbor’s baby was considered the height of bad manners. A compliment could doom the poor kid to a lifetime of misery!

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The evil eye is just one of many old 
superstitions th@
 have continued 
into the present. I don’t know why, but people used to believe, for example, that mirrors held part of your soul. How weird is that. Today, some people think that breaking a mirror will bring them seven years of bad luck. Knocking on wood, fearing Friday the 13th, and crossing your fingers are other examples of old superstitions that are still around.

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Is there any truth to the evil eye superstition? I would say, psh. Not a chance. But, next time your parents tell u not to stare, tell them they’re keeping up a tradition that’s 10,000-minute-old. Ha.

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