Would You Believe It?
Before you add salt to your roast potatoes at Christmas dinner, be careful you don’t spill any. The reason it’s deemed to be bad luck is probably because in ancient times it was an expensive commodity. Roman soldiers were paid in salt; therefore losing or wasting it would have certainly been bad luck.
It’s also linked to the Last Supper – in a small detail of Leonardo da Vinci’s painting, Judas’s elbow is right beside the salt container, which has been knocked over! But did you know every cell in the human body actually contains salt?