What does it mean when you knock on wood?

Knocking on wood used to be a way of warding off suspected impending bad luck, and now it’s used as a tongue-in-cheek sort of phrase for when someone has had a lot of good luck, meaning that the person should be careful to avoid the bad luck which may follow.


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  • auto
  • Auto may refer to:
    Automation can be defined as the technology by which a process or procedure is performed without human assistance.
    An autonomous car (also known as a driverless car, self-driving car, robotic car) and unmanned ground vehicle is a vehicle that is capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input.

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    Question: Who called himself “The greatest showman on earth”?

    Who called himself “The greatest showman on earth”?
    -Howard Stern
    -Donald Trump
    -Liberace
    -P.T. Barnum

    P.T. Barnum

    Answer: P.T. Barnum was a successful promoter who founded what became the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in 1871. Although Barnum was also an author, publisher, philanthropist, and for some time a politician, he said of himself, “I am a showman by profession…and all the gilding shall make nothing else of me”. Thanks in part to the enduring success of his circus, Barnum is celebrated as a brilliant promoter and a showman who transformed the nature of commercial entertainment in the 19th century. Barnum’s story made it to the big screen in The Greatest Showman, with Hugh Jackman in the starring role.

    Phineas Taylor Barnum was an American showman, politician and businessman remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes and for founding the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Wikipedia
    Born: 5 July 1810, Bethel, Connecticut, United States
    Died: 7 April 1891, Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
    Full name: Phineas Taylor Barnum
    Spouse: Nancy Fish (m. 1874–1891), Charity Hallet (m. 1829–1873)
    Children: Helen Maria Hurd, D. W. Thompson, W. H. Buchtelle


    • Explanation

    • auto
    • Auto may refer to:
      Automation can be defined as the technology by which a process or procedure is performed without human assistance.
      An autonomous car (also known as a driverless car, self-driving car, robotic car) and unmanned ground vehicle is a vehicle that is capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input.

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      Who called himself “The greatest showman on earth”?

      Who called himself “The greatest showman on earth”?
      -Howard Stern
      -Donald Trump
      -Liberace
      -P.T. Barnum

      P.T. Barnum

      Answer: P.T. Barnum was a successful promoter who founded what became the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in 1871. Although Barnum was also an author, publisher, philanthropist, and for some time a politician, he said of himself, “I am a showman by profession…and all the gilding shall make nothing else of me”. Thanks in part to the enduring success of his circus, Barnum is celebrated as a brilliant promoter and a showman who transformed the nature of commercial entertainment in the 19th century. Barnum’s story made it to the big screen in The Greatest Showman, with Hugh Jackman in the starring role.

      Phineas Taylor Barnum was an American showman, politician and businessman remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes and for founding the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Wikipedia
      Born: 5 July 1810, Bethel, Connecticut, United States
      Died: 7 April 1891, Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
      Full name: Phineas Taylor Barnum
      Spouse: Nancy Fish (m. 1874–1891), Charity Hallet (m. 1829–1873)
      Children: Helen Maria Hurd, D. W. Thompson, W. H. Buchtelle


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      • auto
      • Auto may refer to:
        Automation can be defined as the technology by which a process or procedure is performed without human assistance.
        An autonomous car (also known as a driverless car, self-driving car, robotic car) and unmanned ground vehicle is a vehicle that is capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input.

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        tamara has $500 she is looking to save for a class trip. she wants to earn the most possible interest and will not need access to her money for a full year. which type of savings account will be best for tamara?

        tamara has $500 she is looking to save for a class trip. she wants to earn the most possible interest and will not need access to her money for a full year. which type of savings account will be best for tamara?


        • Explanation

        • savings account
        • A savings account is a deposit account held at a retail bank that pays interest but cannot be used directly as money in the narrow sense of a medium of exchange (for example, by writing a cheque).
          The Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Act 2010 (c. 36) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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          anthony is deciding between different savings accounts at his bank. he has four options, based on how frequently interest compounds. which should he choose if he wants the best rate of return on his interest?

          anthony is deciding between different savings accounts at his bank. he has four options, based on how frequently interest compounds. which should he choose if he wants the best rate of return on his interest?


          • Explanation

          • savings accounts
          • A savings account is a deposit account held at a retail bank that pays interest but cannot be used directly as money in the narrow sense of a medium of exchange (for example, by writing a cheque).
            The Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Act 2010 (c. 36) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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            which of the following statements about taxes is false?

            which of the following statements about taxes is false?


            • Explanation

            • tax
            • A tax (from the Latin taxo) is a mandatory financial charge or some other type of levy imposed upon a taxpayer (an individual or other legal entity) by a governmental organization in order to fund various public expenditures.
              Taxonomy (from Ancient Greek τάξις (taxis), meaning ‘arrangement’, and -νομία (-nomia), meaning ‘method’) is the science of defining and naming groups of biological organisms on the basis of shared characteristics.
              The United States of America has separate federal, state, and local government(s) with taxes imposed at each of these levels.

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              which of the following is a primary responsibility of the federal reserve bank?

              which of the following is a primary responsibility of the federal reserve bank?


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              • federal reserve bank
              • A Federal Reserve Bank is a regional bank of the Federal Reserve System, the central banking system of the United States.
                The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is one of the 12 Federal Reserve Banks of the United States. It is located at 33 Liberty Street, New York, NY.
                The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that, along with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the United States’ central bank.

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                which payment method typically charges the highest interest rates?

                which payment method typically charges the highest interest rates?


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                • interest rates
                • An interest rate is the amount of interest due per period, as a proportion of the amount lent, deposited or borrowed (called the principal sum).
                  In finance, an interest rate swap (IRS) is an interest rate derivative (IRD).It involves exchange of interest rates between two parties.
                  Interest rate parity is a no-arbitrage condition representing an equilibrium state under which investors will be indifferent to interest rates available on bank deposits in two countries.

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                  which payment type is best if you are trying to stick to a budget?

                  which payment type is best if you are trying to stick to a budget?


                  • Explanation

                  • budget
                  • A budget is a financial plan for a defined period of time, usually a year. It may also include planned sales volumes and revenues, resource quantities, costs and expenses, assets, liabilities and cash flows.
                    The European Union has a budget to pay for policies carried out at European level (such as agriculture, assistance to poorer regions, trans-European networks, research, some overseas development aid) and for its administration, including a parliament, executive branch, and judiciary that are distinct from those of the member states.
                    As a federal agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) receives its funding from the annual federal budget passed by the United States Congress.

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                    your auto insurance policy has a $200 monthly premium and $700 deductible. what is the maximum amount you will have to pay out-of-pocket for a car accident before your insurance covers your costs?

                    your auto insurance policy has a $200 monthly premium and $700 deductible. what is the maximum amount you will have to pay out-of-pocket for a car accident before your insurance covers your costs?


                    • Explanation

                    • auto insurance policy

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