Static, Luck & St. Elmo's Fire
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The phenomenon sometimes appeared on ships at sea during thunderstorms and was regarded by sailors with religious awe for its glowing ball of light.
Because it is a sign of STATIC ELECTRICITY in the air and interferes with compass readings, sailors also regarded it as an omen of BAD LUCK and a CURSE of stormy weather. STATIC ELECTRICITY
has always been associated with BAD LUCK, storms, accidents, fire, explosions, stress, illnesses and negative life experiences.
BAD LUCK OR NOT - this medieval superstition has carried through the 21st century.
Superstition plays a big part in people's lives and psyche from all walks of life, decision making and is an undeniable part of gambling that which has developed into a legitimate consideration when structuring and decorating hotels and casinos.
Gamblers ward off BAD LUCK whether they play cards, slots, bingo, horse racing, the lottery, or other games by ensuring themselves a winning edge. For this reason they often enhance their personal power through the use of amulets, talismans, ritual spells, antistatic charm bracelets
and even a lady luck by their side to bring good fortune.
Static electricity also has the hazardous potential of frying computers, obliterating hearing aids, pacemakers and damaging other electrical equipments. It literally gives you a "bad static hair day" and dry "alligator" skin.
New science reveals, not radiation, but static electricity
produced by power lines interferes with the bioelectrical life process causing illnesses such as cancer and premature aging.