Open Thread: Artifact

Hosted by a four-leaf clover
So the other day a friend of mine noticed something odd lying in the parking lot of his apartment building.  Going over to it, he realized it was a hardback book - and being a book lover, he felt it wasn't right for it to just lay out there like that, so he picked it up and brought it inside.

It turned out to be a first edition copy of A Time To Love And A Time To Die, by Erich Maria Remarque - a battered and slightly mildewed copy, so probably not worth a whole lot, but still pretty nifty.

And then he opened it.

And between EVERY SINGLE PAGE, dried and pressed, was a no-joke four-leaf-clover.  Every.  Page.

Now he and his roommate have it on a shelf in their living room, and give it wary glances as they walk past.  We're not entirely sure if it's some sort of magical artifact, or a cursed tome - but randomly stumbling across an entire book-full of four leaf clovers doesn't seem like it could be a coincidence!

Open thread!  Have you ever randomly found something that seemed like it was (or should be!) lucky or cursed or otherwise magic?  Strange coincidences?  Found a four leaf clover?  How would you test a book like this for luck or curses?  Has anyone read the book in question, and is it any good?

Wednesday Reminder!  Open threads are meant to be fun, chatty places to discuss anything that doesn’t “fit” into a deconstruction or other regular thread.  This can be something totally off-the-wall and random, or it can be something interesting that a deconstruction prompted you to think of, but which would be derailing to get into in the deconstruction thread.  When in doubt, move it over here - that’s what it’s for!  

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