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Bizarre Superstitions That Exist in Different Countries around the World (16 pics)

Posted in Random » Interesting   28 Aug 2015   / 5972 views

In Russia carrying an empty bucket, or even seeing someone carrying one, is bad luck. This is said to be because Tsar Alexander II was killed by someone with an empty bucket.
Egyptians believe owls are unlucky.
In Turkey if you chew gum at night, there’s a superstition that it’s actually rotting flesh.
Danes hoard any dishes they break during the year and throw those shards at their friends and families houses on New Year’s eve. It’s said to bring luck to their friendships.
Opening and closing scissors is bad luck in Egypt, because it’s believed you’re cutting spirits in the air.
The word for “four” sounds very similar to word for “death” in China. Because of this, most buildings don’t have a fourth floor.
South Koreans are weary of killer fans. Some believe if you sleep in a closed room with one, it can kill you.
Windows like this are common in Vermont, because the locals believe witches can’t fly through slanted windows.
In Nigeria it’s bad to kiss a baby on the lips, because if you do, they’ll grow up to be an adult who drools.
Tuesday the 13th is unlucky in Spain, just like our Friday the 13th.
In Italy, it’s Friday the 17th that’s bad luck.
In India, it’s bad luck to cut your nails on Tuesdays, Saturdays, or at night.
In Finland, killing a spider means it will rain the next day.
Singing at the dinner table is bad luck in The Netherlands, because it’s believed you’re singing to the devil.
Leaving your purse or wallet on the floor is bad luck in Brazil, because it’s believed you’ll lose your money.
In Senegal you should never tell anyone your travel plans, because if you do, the trip could be ruined.

Comments (8):

Chickenthief 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
I have lived in Denmark for 50 years and didnt know that one so it cant be that common!
oldchrome 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#6 It doesn't have a 13th, 14th, 23rd or 24th, either, lol.
Oksana 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
It's not about carrying, moreover SEEING an empty bucket, for God's sake! It is about someone crossing your way with an empty bucket in their hands!
nohelpneeded 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#7 So South Korean's are tired of killer fans? I mean who wouldn't be?

Unless the idiot writing the post doesn't know the difference between weary and wary. Come to think of it, I'm pretty sure it's the idiot one...
Haikiri 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#6 japan not china and
#15 that is just common sense cause of the chances to get robed in BR
#16 makes sense. Not just for trips but most of what u want to do, telling your plans makes you wander in the future and get the feeling of being already there and it gets u down when the reality diverge the expectation.
Cancamuso 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
China, the four is read si (more like se) and it's exactly the same sound as "die".

In China they are very funny with the numbers. But to be honest that situation was more common around 10 years ago. Now they are not so idiotic.

Another one of China, you can't cut your hair in the month after Chinese new year or your uncle (brother of your mother) will die. They call it "the head of the dragon".

More numbers:
3 8 which is may the 8th (international day of the working women) is how you refer to a woman who likes gossip. Read sanba.
250 means stupid. Don't know why. But it has come to 2 meaning less than stupid.
Haikiri 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Just to check it all I did some research and actually both China and Japan consider the number 4 unlucky.
肆; pinyin "si" 4
四; nihongo "shi" 4
jeskris 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#4 No we don´t. And by the way, who came up with all these crazy ideas?