Which is the dumbest superstition you've ever heard?
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30-01-2011, 02:09 PM
 
RE: Which is the dumbest superstition you've ever heard?
this isn't really a superstition but it's really dumb..

in the US house prices can drop by 1/3 if people believe the house is haunted.
In places near chille if they think their houses are haunted they move house... as in they strap cows to their house and the pull their house to a different location, thinking that the ghost is going to suddenly be confused at where the house has disappeared to and wont be able to find it again.
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30-01-2011, 02:30 PM
RE: Which is the dumbest superstition you've ever heard?
(30-01-2011 02:01 PM)No J. Wrote:  tl;dnr

I think somebody's sarcasm meter is broken. Rolleyes

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30-01-2011, 06:54 PM
RE: Which is the dumbest superstition you've ever heard?
(29-01-2011 05:30 PM)No J. Wrote:  All spiders have some amount of poison. Some have a lot and some have very toxic venom, and then some have a lot of very toxic venom. Swallowing some kinds of spiders is probably a bad idea.

Trust me, it is about the last thing I would have done on purpose. I'd rather handle rattlesnakes or cobras than swallow a spider on purpose. It was rather traumatic. :/

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31-01-2011, 02:53 PM
RE: Which is the dumbest superstition you've ever heard?
(30-01-2011 02:30 PM)Kar98 Wrote:  I think somebody's sarcasm meter is broken. Rolleyes

This is the second time on this forum that somebody slid an overly-dry piece of wit past me, or over my head like 747. Am I losing my sense of humour, or are you just too poker-faced? Huh

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31-01-2011, 03:12 PM
 
RE: Which is the dumbest superstition you've ever heard?
This is one that is so common, most don't think of it.

When you sneeze, someone would state "God Bless You" or something to that fact.

This comes from the idea that when you sneeze, your soul leaves your body for moment, and the "devil" will grab it, if you don't state that.

I change it up, when someone sneezes, I stated.. The Devil Loves you.. Talk about getting strange looks in public.
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31-01-2011, 07:49 PM
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It is amazing what some people will believe?

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31-01-2011, 08:43 PM
RE: Which is the dumbest superstition you've ever heard?
I make it a POINT at work to not say "bless you". Screw that. They might think I mean it or something.

I say "Geshundheit" instead. Smile

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31-01-2011, 08:47 PM
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There is a great "Seinfeld" episode where they decide whenever someone sneezes they will respond with "you are sooooo good looking". I went with that for a while, but I've gone back to a simple "bless you", partly because it's polite but mostly because I don't like lying to people.

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31-01-2011, 09:20 PM
RE: Which is the dumbest superstition you've ever heard?
How about, "Holy crap, your brains are hanging out of your nose!" ? Tongue

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31-01-2011, 09:34 PM
RE: Which is the dumbest superstition you've ever heard?
(31-01-2011 09:20 PM)No J. Wrote:  How about, "Holy crap, your brains are hanging out of your nose!" ? Tongue

Sounds at least as reasonable as "bless you". Wink

People go around randomly blessing each other here anyway. It's freaking weird.

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