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Statue of Juliet, Casa di Guilietta
Stumbled across an indentation in a stone slab or a shiny spot on a bronze relief on your travels? That's a sign you've found a local symbol of good luck.

Statue of Juliet, Casa di Guilietta; Verona, Italy Shakespeare must be rolling in his grave over this one. Visitors to the tragic heroine's statue rub her right breast in the quest for good luck. The truly romantic also leave love letters on the walls of her house.

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    Grgur Ninski Statue; Split, Croatia
    Measuring over 20 feet in height, this enormous statue is a source of great pride for the Croatian people. Depicting Bishop Grgur of Nin who fought to retain the right of the Croatian people to hold religious services in their own language, the statue is thought to bring good luck to those who rub its big toe.
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    Magellan Statue; Puenta Arenas, Chile
    Although clearly taken seriously by many, this tradition feels a little like something drummed up by an office of tourism. Those who rub the foot of the Pantagon man who sits at the base of this statue are said to be sure to return to the area.
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    La Chouette; Dijon, France
    Although Dijon is associated more with its mustard than its good luck symbols, the town's beloved owl is thought to bring such good luck that it's nearly rubbed out. Carved into the wall of a centuries-old church, the figure is said to bring luck to those who touch it with their left hand.
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    Charging Bull; New York City, New York
    Someone forgot to tell the person who started this tradition that the expression is "Take the bull by the horns" not something else. While Wall Street has been an exceptionally unlucky place to be lately, it's said that touching the private parts of this bull will bring good luck.
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