Which is the dumbest superstition you've ever heard?
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26-01-2011, 05:36 PM
Which is the dumbest superstition you've ever heard?
Hello there! I dont know if there is a similar thread already but I'm curious to hear about more dumb superstitions.

I'll start telling you the dumbest superstition I've ever heard so far.

I love to have pets, I have 1 canary left, a couple of parakeets and 2 red eared turtles, my grandmother used to have a lot of birds almost a hundred canaries Big Grin, and she had a big green talking parrot, but unfortunately she gave him away because there is a superstition about parrots; It will bring bad luck if you have a parrot in a famlily with single daughters because the parrot will make them unlucky in order to find someone to get married Sad.

I knew about this superstition when my parakeets arrived because I didn't buy them, they scaped from another place and they arrived into my house and I kept them as pets, and one of my aunts told me about that superstition because I have a younger sister and she told me that I shouldn't keep them because of that jinx, curse, etc, WTF?, I LOL'd so hard in her face (sorry I couldnt resist Tongue), and I told her that I refuse to believe such thing because we're on XXI century. Well that is the dumbest superstition I've ever heard, if someone know a dumb superstition share it here. Peace.

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26-01-2011, 06:09 PM
RE: Which is the dumbest superstition you've ever heard?
The one I heard was "you can't eat chicken on new year's eve because the chicken will scratch your luck away " - seriously WTF ?!

But then again , if you look at how some hard-liners keep the Sabbath holy - you will get a laugh.Religion is superstition , is it not ?
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26-01-2011, 06:34 PM
RE: Which is the dumbest superstition you've ever heard?
My late mother-in-law thought that when a frog's throat expanded (when they are "vocalizing") it was giving the Evil Eye. She was from Morocco
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26-01-2011, 06:54 PM
RE: Which is the dumbest superstition you've ever heard?
I went to college with a guy who thought it was bad luck to split a pole. What this basically means if he and I were walking down the street and there is a light pole on the side, he thought it was bad luck if he walked on one side of the pole and I stepped off the curb and walked on the other side of the pole at the same time. He had no other strange beliefs that I know of, but this one really got to him.

Freshman year there were a bunch of us who went to dinner every night and there were these big pillars between our dorm and the dining hall and we would always make a point to make sure he split that pole. I think we cured him of it by the end of the year.

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27-01-2011, 12:28 AM
RE: Which is the dumbest superstition you've ever heard?
A black cat crossing one's path is bad luck. Right. Where the hell is a cat supposed to walk so it never crosses anyone's path? Or, how does it plot a path so that it will only cross paths of people who are coming into bad luck?

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27-01-2011, 05:56 AM
RE: Which is the dumbest superstition you've ever heard?
"Cover your ears when you see an earwig" is one of the stupidest things I heard of.
I heard it say a kid when I was a kid myself. When I asked him why he did this (he really did that while I was sitting next to him) he said it crawls up your ear and causes inflammations.
after I stopped laughing my response was:
1: How does he know where your ears are?
2: Why does he do that?
3: Isn't it much more efficient to brush it off while he is walking to your ear
and last... This one is DEATH stupid! Big Grin
LMAO

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27-01-2011, 07:03 AM
RE: Which is the dumbest superstition you've ever heard?
I hear the same one about earwigs as a kid - used to see these Myriapoda insects and thought they were earwigs trying to puncture my ear drum while I slept - they were harmless ,squishy something.

The earwig isn't called that because it gets in your ear , it's because one of it's bodyparts(wing?) resembles a human ear.
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27-01-2011, 07:18 AM (This post was last modified: 27-01-2011 07:22 AM by Observer.)
RE: Which is the dumbest superstition you've ever heard?
The "hook" on the back does looks intimidating, but it is used in mating to grab a hold of the partner.
In a more disgusting story, I accidentally ate some. they're bitter...

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27-01-2011, 03:15 PM
RE: Which is the dumbest superstition you've ever heard?
>Step on a spider and it will rain.
>Barnacles turn into Barnacle Geese.
>Any tiny part of a porchalaka weed(pardon the spelling) will grow again if left on the ground. This was my mother's belief. My dad was an agriculture agent. She didn't even bother to ask him.
>Sticking pins in a doll will make a person feel pain.

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27-01-2011, 03:51 PM
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It is amazing! Some people really still believe in strange superstitions xD, speaking of bugs; most of the people I know believe that Jerusalem's Crickets aka., Cara de niño (Child's Face) is an almost deadly poisonous insect, It is some kind of urban legend here in Mexico. Peace.

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