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

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Singing

If you sing before breakfast you’ll cry before night.

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Feet

If you accidentally scrape your right foot on the ground while walking you will meet a friend. If you accidentally scrape your left foot on the ground while walking you will be disappointed. It’s...

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Beards

Beware of the man, be he friend or brother, Whose hair is one color and beard another. It’s bad luck to cut your beard. You’ll have a lucky life if your beard is bushy....

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Cheeks

If you feel your cheeks are hot or “burning” someone is talking about you. Right cheek, left cheek, why do you burn? Cursed by she that doth me any harm. If it be a...

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Woodpecker

Expect a visitor if you hear a woodpecker picking on a tree in your neighborhood.

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Ladders

Walking under a ladder is brings bad luck. A leaning ladder forms a triangle with the wall and ground. Triangles represent the Holy Trinity, and it’s a direct violation of the Trinity if you...

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Axe

Bringing an ax into the home brings death. It’s bad luck to dream about an axe. Having cattle step over an axe when taken out of the pasture for the first time in spring...

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Automobile Racing

The following things bring bad luck for race car drivers: Talking to a woman before a race Getting into the car on the side of the exhaust pipe. Walking in front of the car...

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Automobile

Good luck: Transferring “lucky” items from an old car to a new car. Buying the car of a wealthy person increases your chances of becoming wealthy too. Bad luck: Buying a car on the...

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Aurora Borealis

Aurora Borealis, or the Northern Lights, is the name given to the colored lights in the sky observed in the extreme Northern Hemisphere. Seeing the aurora borealis means there will be war. Spirits cavorting...