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Old 02-11-2021, 04:44 PM   #61
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Old 02-11-2021, 10:43 PM   #62
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Whistling Indoors Invites Evil

Whistling while you work may be an issue in Lithuania where it's forbidden to whistle indoors because the noise is believed to summon demons.
Forgot about whistling! for some of my relatives, whistling is culturally inappropriate for women - not really bad luck but it's sort of a sin, lol, or considered acting like a man. Indoors, outdoors, or anywhere.
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Don't Cheers With Water

A German superstition declares that if you cheers with water you're actually wishing death upon the people you're drinking with. The idea stems from Greek mythology.
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Avoid Sleeping With Your Head to the North

According to Japanese superstition, sleeping with your head in this direction is bad luck because that's how the deceased are laid to rest.
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Don't Go Right Home After a Funeral

A Filipino tradition called "pagpag" dictates that people never go straight back to the house after a wake. Otherwise a bad spirit might tag along and come inside. Mourners will make a stop at a restaurant or store first just in case.

So they just leave the evil spirit at the restaurant? That's rude.


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Whistling Indoors Invites Evil

Whistling while you work may be an issue in Lithuania where it's forbidden to whistle indoors because the noise is believed to summon demons.

Whistling on a boat was also often forbidden. It was said that one could "whistle up a storm".
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Old 02-14-2021, 07:38 AM   #66
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Avoid Sleeping With Your Head to the North

According to Japanese superstition, sleeping with your head in this direction is bad luck because that's how the deceased are laid to rest.
And Avoid Sleeping With Your Head to the West

Conversely, the same superstition exists in Africa if you sleep with your head to the west.
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So they just leave the evil spirit at the restaurant? That's rude.

Right? And whats to stop an evil spirit from hitching a ride with people leaving the restaurant? You go for lunch at that place down the road from the cemetery and you come back with an upset stomach AND evil spirits. Doesn't sound like that would make a good Phantom Gourmet review.
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Maybe that's why they're evil. People keep ditching them at restaurants. I'd at least be a little cranky, myself.
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Keep Your New Shoes Off the Table

In Britain, it's considered bad luck because it is supposed to symbolize the death of a loved one. Back in the day, placing someone's shoes on a table was a way to let their family know that they passed away. Nowadays, it's also just bad etiquette.
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Itchy Hands Have Financial Repercussions

In Turkey, an itchy right hand means you'll come into some money but an itch on your left means you'll lose money.
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Don't Play With Scissors

Crafters beware! Idly playing with scissors will bring bad luck according to Egyptian lure.
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Stepping in Dog Poop Isn't Necessarily Bad

This one seems unlucky all around but just go with it. Stepping in dog poop is actually considered good luck in France if you do it with your left foot. It's only bad luck if you step with your right foot.
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Bird Poop Brings Good Fortune

According to a Russian superstition, bird poop that lands on you or something that belongs to you will bring you wealth.
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Owls Are Bad Omens

There's an Egyptian superstition that if you see or hear an owl, terrible news is coming.
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And an Owl in Your House Brings Death

Also, an Italian superstition says that if an owl ends up in your house, someone in your family will die.
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