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Old 02-22-2021, 12:59 PM   #76
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Knitting Outside Can Prolong Winter

If you're in Iceland, keep the knitting inside the house. There's a local superstition that doing your needlework on on your doorstep will keep those temps frigid.
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Old 02-23-2021, 06:12 AM   #77
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Don't Play With Yo-Yos

Syria banned Yo-Yos in 1933 over fear that they would cause a drought.
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Old 02-24-2021, 01:04 PM   #78
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Don't Get a Haircut on Tuesdays


Getting a haircut on a Tuesday in India will cause bad luck, based on legend.
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Old 02-25-2021, 09:31 AM   #79
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Giving Yellow Flowers Is Not a Nice Gesture

Gifting yellow flowers in Russia means that you're cursing your friend with infidelity.
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Old 02-26-2021, 10:47 AM   #80
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Spilling Water Behind Someone Is a Nice Gesture


In Serbia, it's believed to bring good luck if you drip water behind a person.
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Old 02-27-2021, 02:01 PM   #81
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Wedding Bells Ward Off Evil

Irish brides have been known to wear bells on their dresses to ward off evil spirits who might try to ruin their marriage.
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Old 02-28-2021, 10:16 AM   #82
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Eating Goat Meat Could Get Hairy

Superstitious women in Rwanda don't eat goat meat over fear that it will cause them to grow facial hair.
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Old 03-01-2021, 02:51 PM   #83
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Pregnant Women Should Give Into Their Cravings

There's a Canadian superstition that expectant mothers who are craving fish but don't eat it will end up having a baby with a fish-head.
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Old 03-02-2021, 02:30 PM   #84
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Pregnant Women Should Not, However Eat Asymmetrical Foods

There's a Korean superstition that nibbling unshapely food while pregnant means you will end up with an ugly baby.
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Old 03-03-2021, 12:44 PM   #85
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Don't Walk Backwards

In Portugal, it's considered bad luck to walk backwards. The common belief is that if you do, you're showing the devil which way you're going.
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Old 03-03-2021, 05:25 PM   #86
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Jim is this like a hobby of yours? You're like a fountain of superstition lore!
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Old 03-04-2021, 07:29 AM   #87
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Retirement/lockdown boredom
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Don't Walk Under a Ladder

We're all fairly familiar with this one, but some may not know that the superstition dates back to medieval times. The ladder, back then, symbolized the gallows where people were hanged.
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Go to the Hospital on Wednesdays

An old wives' tale states that the best day to go to the hospital is, in fact, Hump Day.
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Old 03-07-2021, 02:02 PM   #90
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Don't Say the Same Word at the Same Time as Your Friend

According to The Local, in Italy, if you say the same word as someone in unison, you'll never get married (yikes!). To undo this bad juju, you must immediately touch your nose.
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