Superstitions

Superstitions

There are 26 Superstitions!

2 years ago
In Asia, the digit 4 never appears in any Nokia handset model number, because 4 is considered unlucky in many parts of Southeast/East Asia.
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2 years ago
Pirates believed that piercing the ears with such precious metals as silver and gold improved one's eyesight.
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3 years ago
It's bad luck to leave a house through a different door than the one used to come into it.
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4 years ago
If you catch a falling leaf on the first day of autumn you will not catch a cold all winter.
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5 years ago
According to an age old custom, carrying a dead shrew in your pocket wards off rheumatism!
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5 years ago
In some parts of England, rum is used to wash a baby's head for good luck.
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5 years ago
A single magpie is considered a sign of bad luck. A Guide to the Scientific Knowledge of Things Familiar recites an old proverb concerning the incidence of bad weather when magpies forage alone and a possible scientific explanation for this.
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5 years ago
Many believe that if all of the candles on a birthday cake are blown out with one breath, while making a silent wish, the wish will come true.
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5 years ago
At times, a horseshoe may be found above doorways. When positioned like a regular 'U' it supposedly collects luck. However, when it is positioned like an upside-down 'U' the luck supposedly drains.
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5 years ago
The superstitious symbolism of a black cat crossing one's path is dependent upon culture: some cultures consider this a sign of impending bad luck, while some cultures consider this a sign of impending good luck.
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5 years ago
Breaking a mirror is said to bring bad luck for 7 years. To "undo" this, take the shards of glass and bury them underneath the moonlight. In ancient times, the mirror was said to be a window to the viewer's soul. If that mirror were to break, it would
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5 years ago
If one walks underneath an open ladder it is said to bring bad luck. Sometimes it is said that this can be undone by immediately walking backwards back underneath the ladder.
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5 years ago
Opening an umbrella indoors is said to result in 21 days of bad luck. Some traditions hold that it is only bad luck if the umbrella is placed over the head of someone while indoors.
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5 years ago
Placing a hat on the bed is, apparently, bad luck. (South Carolina)
5 years ago
Placing keys on a table is considered unlucky. (Sweden)
5 years ago
It is bad luck to put new shoes on a bed (or a table) (comes from the tradition of dressing a corpse in new clothes and shoes and laying them out so everyone can give their respects) - (UK)
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