So - white B-I-C lighters...

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  1. BB

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    That's so dumb. Bics weren't even a thing until long after those guys died. This is typical of internet hoaxes. Nobody checks the facts.
     
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    Damned if I know a thing about white lighters, but...
    if a salt shaker gets knocked over anywhere in my vicinity, I’m throwing some over my left shoulder. I don’t care what the setting is.

    Obviously, I’m not invited to many folks homes for dinner:D
     
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    most of the Bic ones have a sleeve on it with some decor but they're white underneath :) soooo ;)
     
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    Of course nobody checks the facts.....
    If they had, they'd have found out it's really about silver Zippos.......;)
     
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    I do that and I don't believe in anything, still, minimal investment, and how can it hurt?*

    I did that in front of my conservative coworkers once. "Damn, he's not only a socialist, he's a pagan too!" someone said..

    * We all laughed but there may have been a cost to that.
     
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    Is this a flat earther thing?
     
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    That happens often enough currently. Black widows in the bananas.
     
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    Times have changed!

    I actually ( 1980!) bought all my groomsmen buddies at my Wedding cool, gold, refillable butane lighters as " Thank You!" gifts!

    We all smoked cigarettes then ( my wife too), but all quit eventually.

    I stil buy white BIC's today, or ones with plastic graphics that you can peel off, and the lighter is white. Easy to see fluid level.
     
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    If it was not for bad luck would not have any at all.
    Urban myth.
     
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    Mmm, just noticed I have a grey and a black BIC lighter on the table... I don't use them they just get left here...

    there was only an old black one here last week, now there's a grey one beside it....o_O

    is there any urban myths about a mysterious grey BIC lighter just turning up?...:D
     
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    I prefer blue as a BIC color, but somebody always steals it ...
     
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    I used to find that whatever colour lighter I went out with, I'd always come home with a different coloured one.

    And it always had less fuel in it...
     
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    I must admit that in college, I stole a Zippo from a buddy. Am I cursed? I still have it.
     
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    I use the cursed plain white ones bec no one steals them :)
     
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    I know in school it was a myth among the hmmm... indulgent crowd

    Never knew where it came from and never bought into it

    I remember having debates about if one that came from the factory with a wrapping that is lost still constitutes a “white lighter”, some deep thinking going on there....

    I also remember one guy that was really adamant about not using them
     
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    This is weird. I’ve been a part of that, ahem... “culture” and/or surrounded by it for most of my life. Never heard of the white lighter myth. I always heard red ones were bad luck. I once had a white D’Jeep lighter that was possessed. Or magic. Or something. That thing worked perfectly for six years. Never ran out of gas. I eventually lost it. For all I know it’s still going.
     
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    This (culture reference) just reminded me about cigarettes, the same people that believe in the white lighter would always when opening a new pack put one back in upside down, that was the lucky smoke, some would have two with the second one being their after “mister nasty time” smoke
     
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