Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Well Friday the 13th is this Friday. Some people are superstitious of the day so it made me think... what other superstitions are out there? I don't have many... I must admit I'm a bit wary of Friday the 13th when it comes around, but not enough to lock myself in a padded room all day.  I'm a bit spooked by triple sixes... lol - I don't even want to type the three numbers together here.  Other than those two things, I can't think of anything else I'm superstitious about, not now anyway. 

This thought prompted me to do a little research to find out what other superstitions are out there, here are some of the things I found...
  • Ambulance: Seeing an ambulance is very unlucky unless you pinch your nose or hold your breath until you see a black or a brown dog.
  • Baseball Bat: Spit on a new bat before using it for the first time to make it lucky.
  • Bed: It's bad luck to put a hat on a bed.
  • Bed: You must get out of bed on the same side that you get in or you will have bad luck.
  • Bee: If a bee enters your home, it's a sign that you will soon have a visitor. If you kill the bee, you will have bad luck, or the visitor will be unpleasant.
  • Bell: The sound of bells drives away demons because they're afraid of the loud noise.
  • Bird: A bird in the house is a sign of death.
  • Birthday Cake: If you blow out all the candles on your birthday cake with the first puff you will get your wish.
  • Blue: To protect yourself from witches, wear a blue bead.
  • Bread: A loaf of bread should never be turned upside down after a slice has been cut from it.
  • Bridge: If you say good bye to a friend on a bridge, you will never see each other again.
  • Broom: To prevent an unwelcome guest from returning, sweep out the room they stayed in immediately after they leave.
  • Butterfly: If the first butterfly you see in the year is white, you will have good luck all year.
  • Candle: If a candle lighted as part of a ceremony blows out, it is a sign that evil spirits are nearby.
  • Cat: A cat on board a ship is considered to bring luck.
  • Clover: It's good luck to find a four-leaf clover.
  • Coin: It's bad luck to pick up a coin if it's tails side up. Good luck comes if it's heads up.
  • Comb: To drop a comb while you are combing your hair is a sign of a coming disappointment.
  • Crack: Don't step on a crack on a sidewalk or walkway.
  • Door: It's bad luck to leave a house through a different door than the one used to come into it.
  • Elephant: Pictures of an elephant bring luck, but only if they face a door.
  • Fingernails: It is bad luck to cut your fingernails on Friday or Sunday.
  • Frog: A frog brings good luck to the house it enters.
  • Hair: Pulling out a gray or white hair will cause ten more to grow in its place.
  • Ivy: Ivy growing on a house protects the inhabitants from witchcraft and evil.
  • Knife: It is bad luck to close a pocket knife unless you were the one who opened it.
  • Ladder: It is bad luck to walk under a ladder.
  • Ladybug: It is bad luck to kill a ladybug.
  • Milk: It is bad luck to let milk boil over.
  • Mirror: To break a mirror means 7 years bad luck; also, it is unlucky to see your face in a mirror by candlelight.
  • Nose: If your nose itches, someone is coming to see you. If it's the right nostril, the visitor will be a female, left nostril, male.
  • Opal: Unless you were born in October, it is unlucky to wear opals.
  • Owl: It is bad luck to see an owl in the sunlight.
  • Pepper: If you spill pepper you will have a serious argument with your best friend.
  • Rabbits Foot: A rabbit's foot will bring luck and protect the owner from evil spirits if carried in the pocket.
  • Salt: Bad luck will follow the spilling of salt unless a pinch is thrown over the left shoulder.
  • Shoes: It is bad luck to leave shoes upside down.
  • Swan: A swan's feather, sewed into the husband's pillow, will ensure fidelity.
  • Tongue: If you bite your tongue while eating, it is because you have recently told a lie.
  • Umbrella: It is bad luck to open an umbrella inside the house, especially if you put it over your head.
  • Veil: A bride's veil protects her from evil spirits who are jealous of happy people.
  • Watermelon: A watermelon will grow in your stomach if you swallow a watermelon seed.
  • Wish: If you tell someone your wish it will not come true.

Well... these are just some of the superstitions that I have found. If you can think of any others you have heard please leave a comment here... I would love to hear them all!!!   


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