All the bits of strange your grandparents lived by & warned you about.

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Lucky to Step in Animal Poop!

Years ago, when people used to travel on animals, the roads were full of manure. Though they would try to avoid it, stepping in animal manure is believed to bring good fortune. Also, if...

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Never Put Your Purse on the Floor.

You should always protect the place where you save your money. Leaving a purse unattended on the floor is akin to letting prosperity get away from you.

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"Sanpaku-gan" (三白眼) or "three whites eyes"

Original Post here: Literally, "sanpaku-gan" (三白眼) translates to "three whites eyes". It refers to how the human eye can be divided up. Sanpaku is when you can see three whites: on the left...

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Beware the Ides of March

Months of the Roman calendar were arranged around three named days and these were reference points from which the other (unnamed) days were calculated: Kalends (1st day of the month). Nones (the 7th day...

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Leap Day, February 29th in a Leap Year

It is an extra day during a Leap Year, which occurs every 4 years in our modern Gregorian calendar, making the year 366 days long instead of 365 days. According to history, the modification...

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If a bee enters your home, it’s a sign that you will soon have a visitor.  If a bee flies into the house it is a sign of great good luck, or of the...

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A cup of coffee can predict the weather. If the bubbles form in the middle, it will be sunny and fair weather. If the bubbles form around the outside of the cup, the weather...

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Black Cats and Cats in General

BLACK CATS We avoid crossing paths with black cats, afraid that they might bring us bad luck. (In Turkey it’s believed that you can reverse the bad luck by holding a part of your...

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If the first butterfly you see in the year is white, you will have good luck all year. Three butterflies together mean good luck.

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Do not lean a broom against a bed. The evil spirits in the broom will cast a spell on the bed. If you sweep trash out the door after dark, it will bring a...