Is Getting Pooped on by a Bird Really Good Luck?

Posted by Stacey Venzel

If a bird poops on you or anything you own, it's said to be good luck.

The Russian superstition is based on the rare odds of actually being pooped on by a bird.

A rabbit's foot or horseshoe might be the more traditional objects relating to symbols of good luck, but we can't forget about bird poop.


With as many birds as there are in the sky, it's supposedly more rare to be pooped on by one than it is to win the lottery. This actually prompts many people to play the lotto when they do get pooped on by a winged wayfarer. Can you imagine having a winning ticket for the Powerball after getting pooped on by a bird?

However, we know that parking a car under a tree is a recipe for disaster, so you're tempting fate if you play that game. Being struck by lightning is even rarer and not seen as quite so fortunate, so it might be time to dispel the myth surrounding bird poop's sign of luck.

Now, you're probably hoping next time you see a flock of seagulls that one will just feel a few bubble guts and release some bird droppings on you. Hey, it might feel like a bad day at first, but it could be your lucky day. If it happens, go and buy a lottery ticket. Although, I hope you have a good stain remover because if you had any prior bad luck, it might leave you with a gross stain.

Don't toss out your favorite t-shirt if you're lucky enough to get pooped on. We've got you with the best stain removers. Your shirt will look fresh in no time after a drop of these babies, and a good wash.

1. Tide to Go

Tide to go

As someone who keeps all the essentials in their purse, I can attest that this is something you have to keep on you. If you're "Tide" of staining your clothes, you need this!

2. Shout Instant Stain Remover Towelette Wipes

Shout Stain Remover

Getting stains on my clothes makes me want to Shout. With 80 towelettes, you'll have enough to share with friends and family. Save the day with these stain remover wipes!

3. Rocco & Roxie Stain and Odor Eliminator

Stain Remover

There is nothing lucky about cats and dogs peeing or pooping anywhere other than outside or in the litter box. If an accident does happen inside, we've got you covered. I know I'd rather just toss the whole couch if my dog peed on it, but unless you have the money to replace it soon, it's not realistic. The reviews on this pet stain & odor eliminator are fantastic!

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Have you ever had good luck after being pooped on by a bird? Tell us in the comments below.

This post was originally published on October 25, 2017.

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Is Getting Pooped on by a Bird Really Good Luck?