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And if you've got a little luck in your life, it only makes sense to go out and test it, right?
Here's eight different places you can test your luck around the world.
Also known as Yungas Road or ‘the world’s most dangerous road’, the steep, narrow, winding dirt track leads 69km from La Paz to Coroico. Downhill mountain-biking is a popular tourist activity for those who think they’re lucky enough.
If something called the ‘Cage of Death’ tickles your fancy, you can jump straight into one at Darwin’s Crocosaurus Cove. Get right into the enclosure with a 5+ metre croc if you dare.
Feel like jumping from 233 metres high in the air? Well fancy that, because you can from the Macau Tower in Macau, China. The tower holds the record as the ‘world’s highest commercial bungee jump’.
If you’ve ever wondered what driving a glorified lawn mower across India or Sri Lanka is like, then the Rickshaw Run is your best chance to find out. You’d be incredibly lucky to not come across any problems during the popular event, but that’s where the fun comes in, right?
A New Year’s and summer and winter solstice tradition in the coldest corners of the Northern Hemisphere is to go for a quick dip into the world's most frigid waters. Apparently it’s fun. Good luck.
The boys of Bosnia follow a strange tradition of jumping off this bridge into the icy waters below when they turn 16. The unique coming of age custom is becoming a popular feat for tourists, too. Take the plunge.
They’re everywhere and come in all shapes and sizes – find the ball under the cup, play a game of chess against a stranger, or test your hand in a card game with a gypsy. Who knows what could happen.
There’s nothing quite like chancing your meagre savings or a handy inheritance in Sin City. The casinos of Vegas are well worth a visit, even if just for people watching the delightfully delirious.