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30 April 2010, JellyBean @ 4:24 pm

New research proves that lucky charms DO actually work

They are taken to exams, job interviews and weddings in the hope they will bring good fortune.

But new research shows that, far from being a mere superstition, lucky charms do actually work.

A research team told half the golfers on a putting green that they were playing with a lucky ball, and the rest 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.

The results have sparked huge interest among behavioural psychologists who say they put luck in a different light.

The research from the University of Cologne was on just 28 students but the results are being considered significant.

But the figures will also be an encouragement for the millions who cling to a lucky shirt or ring on special occasions to bring them fortune.

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Daily Mail

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