Trivia: What happens if you step on a crack?
Get a whack
Break your mother’s back
Eat a tasty snack
Experience financial lack
Correct Answer: Break your mother’s back
So why is this answer correct? : A particularly gruesome superstition, “Step on a crack, break your mother’s back,” and the less common, “Step on a line, break your father’s spine,” share a strange bit of parental violence. People are unsure about the origins of these sayings — whether derived from humans’ historical fear of cracks or small fibs in an effort to instill parental respect — but the superstitious warnings persist to this day.