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April Fool’s Day 0

April Fool’s Day

April Fool’s Day is celebrated on the first day of April each year. It is common practice to play practical jokes on family and friends on this day. Playing practical jokes after 12 noon...

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Aphrodisiacs

Ancient and modern aphrodisiacs: Aphrodisiacs are substances believed to increase sexual desire. Fruits and vegetables: Apples Artichoke Asparagus Cabbage Celery Leek Lettuce Parsnip Potatoes Tomatoes Turnips Seafood: Caviar Clams Oysters Animals: Bulls’ testicles Eggs...

Frogs 0

Frogs

A frog coming into the house is lucky – some say good luck, some say bad luck. Finding a frog outside is lucky. Touching a frog makes you infertile. Carrying the bones of a...

Elephants 0

Elephants

It’s good luck to see an elephant. Elephant hair bracelets are good luck. Ornaments or pictures of an elephant with it’s trunk raised will bring luck but only if placed to face a door...

Donkeys 0

Donkeys

It’s good luck to see a donkey. When a pregnant woman sees a donkey, her child will grow up well behaved and wise. It’s good luck to find a dead donkey. (?!) A donkey...

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Babies and Birth

See also Pregnancy and Predicting the Sex of the Baby Birth is made easier if all the locks in the house are open and you keep an axe under the bed. A child born...

Dolphins 0

Dolphins

If a dolphin changes color, death is near. Weather Omens: Dolphins playing in fine weather or near the shore means the weather will turn windy. Dolphins playing in the turbulent sea, or swimming to...

Dogs 0

Dogs

It’s bad luck to meet a barking dog early in the morning. It’s good luck to meet a Dalmation or a Greyhound with a white spot. Black poodles appear on the graves of clergymen...

Deer 0

Deer

Venison, or deer flesh, can be poisonous because during the summer deer eat snakes. Deers cry when fatally wounded or over the loss of their horns. Wear a piece of deer hoof in a ring...