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Eyes

Are the ‘windows to the soul’ Dark blue eyes = delicate and refined souls; Light blue or grey eyes = strong and healthy ones; Green eyes = hardy souls; Hazel eyes = vigorous, deep-thinking...

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Nails

If the fingernails or toenails of an infant are cut previous to the age of 12 months, it will prove a thief in mature age. In seventeenth century England it was believed that if...

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Time & Clocks

If you happen to look at the clock when they show same figures for hours and minutes (10:10; 11:11, 23:23 etc.) you can make a wish. But, you cannot do it on purpose. For...

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Bread and Butter

If, while you are walking with someone, you are forced to separate and each of you walk around either side of a pole, you have to say “Bread and Butter” three times or else...

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Friday the 13th Superstitions

The idea that Friday the 13th brings bad luck has its roots in both Norse and Christian beliefs. The Scandinavian’s believed that the number 13 was unlucky due to the mythological 12 demigods being...

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Ladybug or Ladybird

Never kill a ladybug because doing so will bring bad luck. If a lady bug lands on you it is good luck. Count the spots. The number of spots is the number of months...

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Wishbone

To have a wish come true using a wishbone, two people make a wish (don’t tell or it won’t come true), then one person takes hold of each end of the bone and on...

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Gambling Good Luck and Bad Luck

Lucky things • The famous four-leaved clover • Carrying a horseshoe with you • Dressing up to the nines • Carrying with you a rabbit foot • Wearing a certain piece of clothing that...

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Beginner’s luck

Beginner’s luck refers to the initial good fortune or success commonly supposed to come to a person who has recently taken up a new pursuit. The supposed phenomenon of novices experiencing disproportionate frequency of...

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Halloween Superstitions and Origins

Halloween derives its name from the fact that in the Christian calendar it occurs the day before ‘All Saints’ or All Hallows’ Day. It was the last night of the old year according to...