I've only experienced this once. I thought it was due to me not changing my character's clothes for over 5 days, lol.
Originally Posted by James
Ripped this from a bad luck thread on Neoseeker:
tripping is only ever caused by wearing the king tut's mask or having bad luck for the day
you don't "get" bad luck by eating losing fortune cookies or feng shui; your fortune is different daily and supposedly based off of your astrological sign/birthday. your luck for the day is determined at midnight.
the fortune cookies among other things rather are influenced by your luck.
you can improve bad luck slightly with feng shui; make it go from bad to neutral or neutral to good with katrina's/telephone suggestions of 'lucky items' or if you wear a tingle hat or ceremonial (?) hat you can constantly improve bad or neutral luck.