When Jimmy Fallon yells “It’s Hashtag time!” you know you won’t be bored. This time, the beloved host of The Tonight Show asked people to share their funny and weird superstitions and tag it with #MyWeirdSuperstition. Within minutes, the hashtag was trending on Twitter and you can totally see why.

From eating M&Ms in pairs only to always setting the volume on an even number, no matter if up or down, these are some of the weirdly particular behaviors we all have but don’t really tell anyone.

So let’s see what people shared right below, and don’t forget to add your own superstition in the comment section below! And after you're done reading this one, be sure to check our earlier Jimmy Fallon hashtags, #ThatWasCold, #WeddingFail, #TextFail, and #FitnessFail.

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IzzieM
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8 months ago

This is not superstition, it's smart! Keep them on your side.

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Cece Lee
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8 months ago

If my pets sneeze, I bless them.

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Jo Johannsen
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8 months ago

I go by 5's - don't ask why, 'cause I dunno.

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Bored Panda reached out to one of the top authors of Fallon’s #MyWeirdSuperstition challenge who said her superstition was eating M&Ms in pairs and by color. “First orange, then red, brown, yellow, green, and end with blue. If there isn't an even number, I make a group of 7. I don't know why, but I've always done this,” K. Hellams from Gastonia, NC tweeted.

Hellams told us that she does indeed call herself a superstitious person, “but only with certain superstitions,” and added: “For example, if I am talking about something that hasn't happened to me, I knock on wood afterward.”

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Jo Johannsen
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8 months ago

My mother told me this one too.

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Jo Johannsen
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8 months ago

That's not superstition - anything outside the borders of the bed IS fair game.

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Bobert Robertson
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8 months ago

I used to do this until I realized my steak was better when it wasn't cold yet

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When asked about her viral M&M superstition, the author told us about its story of origin. “My superstition with the M&Ms started at a football game when I was maybe 5 or 6. I don't recall why it started, but my team won! Now, I firmly believe that it brings me good luck and keeps me balanced in a way.”

At this point, Hellams admits her superstition is somewhat hard to describe but “it has become almost a ritual.” When asked about her tweet being selected for The Tonight Show, she confessed that “I was hoping my tweet would make it onto Jimmy's show, but being in the favorites is amazing!”

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JESSE REED
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8 months ago

This is not superstition. Lightning can travel through plumbing. Wouldn't be the first time.

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Bobert Robertson
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8 months ago

Oddly, every day I happen to look at the clock at exactly 12:34. I see it every day.

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Mary Hiers
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8 months ago

When I was 10 I went to the beach with a friend and her family. She had the superstition that you hold your breath going over a bridge or through a tunnel. We rapidly expanded the superstition to include "when passing cemeteries" and a bunch of other random stuff. Eventually, her increasingly annoyed dad told us we had to hold our breath every time we saw a tree (we were traveling through the mountains of western North Carolina).

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A whopping 25% of the people in the US actively avoid anything from the number 13 to black cats, breaking mirrors, or walking under ladders as they consider themselves superstitious. One survey has even indicated that 13% of people would be bothered by staying on the 13th floor of a hotel and 9% said they would ask for a different room. This may explain why so few buildings have a 13th floor.

Incredibly, some renowned airlines like Air France and Lufthansa do not even have a 13th row. On top of that, Lufthansa also doesn’t have a 17th row, since in some countries, like Brazil and Italy, the unlucky number is 17, and not 13.

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Bobert Robertson
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8 months ago

Well, it was someone in her close circle, that's for sure

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MERCI LANGSTON
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8 months ago

I used to so do the same and if I felt like I showed too much attention to one then I had to have one on ones with all of them.

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am_c0m0
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8 months ago

And what happens if you don't?

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So what are the reasons behind so many superstitions out there, even the ones that don’t make that much sense? Well, Don Saucier, associate professor of psychology, suggests that superstitions are the behaviors with which people attempt to affect or control their future.

"People believe in superstitions to try to restore some prediction and control to their world," Saucier said. "Not knowing what will happen to them is discomforting, and performing superstitious behavior can make people feel a little better about the future."

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troufaki13
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8 months ago

Why did I read the last sentence in Phoebe's voice?? lol

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LesAnimaux
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8 months ago

'My knock will find its wood' - that's oddly wholesome

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am_c0m0
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8 months ago

At 6 years old???

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But this is not something new. In fact, superstitions may go back as long as mankind has existed, as scientists believe that some religious and spiritual beliefs, as well as amulets, totems, and charms that were used to ward off evil, were all part of the superstitious behaviors our ancestors followed.

However, on the contrary to today’s concept of superstition, the sacrifices observed in past civilizations may have been performed to intentionally receive good luck.

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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8 months ago

I literally jyst taught my kids this about a week ago.

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Deal _Anneal
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8 months ago

I like this one!

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Mando
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8 months ago

Cool! I haven’t heard of this one before!

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Mando
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8 months ago

No more dip for you!

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Mando
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8 months ago

I would too 😂 I’m a scaredy-cat!

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Ms.M.
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8 months ago

ME

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Theory Buchannon
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8 months ago

omg i do this too

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KitKatLord
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8 months ago

That escalated quickly

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Dan Buczynski
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8 months ago

Schroedingers Jack

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GVL
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8 months ago

I do the same thing.

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am_c0m0
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8 months ago

Athletes and coaches are some of the most superstitious people.

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LesAnimaux
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8 months ago

This is probably related to "if I keep my feet under the covers, monsters won't be able to grab me"

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Mando
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8 months ago

Wow!

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LesAnimaux
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8 months ago

But what if there are five?

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Bobert Robertson
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8 months ago

Is your grandpa Red Green? (Canadian comedian/author/actor)

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Bobert Robertson
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8 months ago

This is OCD

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Bobert Robertson
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8 months ago

I just kiss the floor with my gas pedal to ensure I'm through while it's yellow haha

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Bobert Robertson
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8 months ago

And now your friend is a superhero

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KitKatLord
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8 months ago

Surprisingly wholesome

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LesAnimaux
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8 months ago

Would be an interesting gathering if you did, though.

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