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Strange Superstitions About Luck

Sometimes we may wonder about the beliefs that are silly and superstitious. They change from country to country. Here are such strange and interesting beliefs from all around the world.

Good Luck

  1. An acorn brings good luck and ensures a long life
  2. Amber beads protect against illness
  3. Spit on the new basket ball bat before use to make it lucky
  4. Entering a frog into the house brings good luck
  5. If you see three butterflies together they will bring good luck. Or if the first butterfly you see in the year is white, it brings good luck to you throughout the year.
  6. If a black cat walks towards you it brings good luck; or it walks away means it takes away the good luck of you with it
  7. Sighting of chimney sweep is a good luck. Your wish will come into true when you sighting it.
  8. Finding a four-leaf clover brings good luck
  9. If you pickup a coin when its heads up it is good luck; if its tails side up it is bad luck
  10. A cricket in the house brings good luck
  11. Counting two crows brings luck
  12. To wear new clothes on the Easter Sunday brings good luck
  13. The pictures of elephants that face a door bring good luck

Bad Luck

  1. Seeing an ambulance is unlucky. If you happen to see an ambulance you should pinch your nose or hold your breath until you a see a black or brown dog.
  2. Keeping a hat on the bed causes bad luck
  3. Always should get out of the bed on the same side that you get in other wise it causes bad luck
  4. If you kill the bee which is trying to enter into your home, you will have bad luck
  5. If the firstborn calf is white during winter it is a bad luck throughout the winter
  6. Lighting three cigarettes with same match is considered as bad luck
  7. Leaving a house through a different door than the one used to come into it causes bad luck
  8. Cutting of fingernails on Friday or Sunday bring bad luck
  9. Walking under ladder causes bad luck
  10. Killing a ladybug brings bad luck
  11. Seeing your face in mirror by candlelight and letting the milk boiling cause bad luck
  12. Breaking a mirror brings bad luck for seven years. To prevent it, you should run the pieces in a stream.
  13. To see an owl in the sun light is a bad luck
  14. Leaving your shoes upside down or upon the table is considered as bad luck
  15. Killing of sparrows and opening of an umbrella inside the house bring bad luck

Other Strange Superstitions

  1. Think the names of girls or guys whom you want to marry; then recite the names of each of them while twisting the stem of apple. You will marry the person whose name you were saying when the stem fell off.
  2. Cut the apple into two halves and count the seeds inside it. You will have the number of children similar to the number of seeds in that apple.
  3. The number of Xs in the palm of your right hand denotes the number of children you would have
  4. Blowing out the candles on birthday cake with the first puff indicates your wish is going to fulfill
  5. The sudden falling of a comb while combing your hair is an indication of coming disappointment
  6. If cows lift their tails it is an indication of the coming rain
  7. A knife placed under the bed during the childbirth will ease the labor pains
  8. Dropping scissors on the floor means your lover is unfaithful to you
  9. If a young girl sees a sparrow on Valentine’s Day she will marry a poor man and she will be very happy. If she sees a goldfinch, she will marry a millionaire.
  10. If you use the same pencil to take a test that you used for studying to take the test you will get good marks as the pencil remembers the answers
  11. The settling down of swarm of bees on the roof indicates that the house will burn soon
  12. If your right nostril is itching a female visitor is coming to see you or if it is left nostril a male visitor
  13. Keep a spider in a walnut shell and place it around the neck acts as a repellent against plague
  14. To sew a swan’s feather into the husband’s pillow enhances the commitment
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  1. Dee Huff

    On March 18, 2008 at 11:34 am


    Some of the things on the list are quite strange. I do know the source of why lighting 3 cigarettes with the same match is considered unlucky. It’s because during the first world war, in the trenches, if you lit the first cigarette the enemy spotted the flame, second cigarette, he aimed, and third cigarette, he fired. But the one about the ambulance did make me laugh, because unless you saw a brown or black dog before you ran out of air, it would definitely be the worst sort of luck.

  2. Alexa Gates

    On March 18, 2008 at 3:19 pm


    those are some weird superstitions… i never would have guessed a black cat coming towards you is good luck :)

  3. valli

    On March 20, 2008 at 12:55 am


    Thank you for the information, Dee.
    Thanks for your comment, Alexa.

  4. Judy Sheldon

    On March 22, 2008 at 5:26 pm


    Valli, I like the 10th one in the 3rd section, but why didn’t I know this before going to school?

  5. valli

    On March 23, 2008 at 8:28 am


    LOL, Judy. Thanks for reading and commenting.

  6. Yahkita

    On October 28, 2008 at 7:24 pm


    The scissors one is true. I dropped my scissors in my class the other day and my boyfriend was cheating on me so we broke up.

  7. C.

    On November 22, 2008 at 6:10 pm


    The ‘tails-side-up = bad luck’ thing is true – I found a quarter with the Tails side up at work and got fired two hours later over something stupid that should have only got me reprimanded (no bias – I’ve confirmed it since).

    Whatever you do, DON’T TEMPT FATE. I’ve been carrying a piece of wood with me in my pocket ever since, just in case something bad happens, so I can knock on it and hope nothing bad happens.

    Call me crazy – or, more accurately, call me a Michigander.

  8. priya

    On March 16, 2009 at 1:33 am


    ya its true

  9. hatiiiii xx

    On April 13, 2009 at 5:29 am


    gud a got sum factz 4 school xxxx taa

  10. alas

    On July 14, 2009 at 6:24 am


    go ahead

  11. drew train

    On January 18, 2010 at 3:12 pm


    -i have a weird superstition .. wen ever i listen to PiNK please dont leave me . i get a bad feelin.. 1nce my mum bot her cd and ma dad lost his memory . 2nd she played the song non stop and it was on wen my dad got electrocuted and died ….please help me

  12. elena

    On November 7, 2010 at 12:19 am


    is it true that if someone brooms untop of your feet,you will not get married?

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