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Surgery and Wounds 0

Surgery and Wounds

A Russian superstitions says: Never demonstrate another’s surgery or wound on your own body with your hand or other means as you are likely to visit that upon yourself. You may try to remedy...

Flower Petals 0

Flower Petals

Young girls play a game where they pull the petals off of flowers using an alternate saying of “he loves me” and “he loves me not” with each petal pulled. Many believe that the...

Magic Words 0

Magic Words

Some believe that the word Abracadabra was once used as a protective word on amulets and charms. Early Christians believed that it had the power to ward off evil spirits. Others believe that it...

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Walking Over a Grave

Do not walk over someone who is lying on the ground, it’s like walking over their grave. When you shiver for no reason, it means someone is walking over the ground where you will...

Golf 0

Golf

If you are an avid golfer, some things to keep in mind in order to have a good luck outing are to set out for golfing on a rainy day and start your round...

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Knocking on Wood

Knocking on wood is believed to be calling on spirits who can protect us from misfortune. These spirits are believed to live in the trees and by knocking on anything made of wood, we...

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Travel

If you stumble when you leave your house at the beginning of your journey or stumble more than once during the course of your journey, you are advised to postpone or end the trip...

Christmas Superstitions 0

Christmas Superstitions

Mistletoe should never be brought into the home before New Years Eve. It’s unlucky to take down mistletoe used as a Christmas decoration. Therefore, the dead piece of twig is supposed to stay there...

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Tea

If the tea-kettle boils, you will boil your beaux away. Salem, Mass. If you have a cup of tea handed to you, and there are little bits floating on top, they represent the number...

Dresses and Dress Making 0

Dresses and Dress Making

If you have a dress with rings for a figure in it, it is a sign you will be married before it is worn out. New York. If you have hearts in a figure...