Recently I came upon a study by Richard Wiseman that looked at luck from an interesting perspective.
It surveyed people to find which of them considered themselves lucky—or unlucky. He then gave both the “lucky” and the “unlucky” a newspaper and asked them to count how many photographs were inside.
The unlucky people took two minutes to count all the photographs, whereas the lucky ones determined the number in a few seconds.
How!? Why?! Because the lucky people found a message on the second page that read, “Stop counting. There are 43 photographs in this newspaper.”