Superstitious Stuff

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Are you superstitious? Do you have odd little rules to live by? Well you are not alone! Here are some of the most common superstitions from around the world!

  • Friday 13th is an unlucky day

    Those who truly believe in the misfortune of this day, refuse to fly or take any risks on the date to avoid bad luck befalling them.

  • An apple a day keeps the doctor away

    Many people believe that having an apple, or fruit of any kind, each day will keep them from needing a trip to the doctors. Although fruit is healthy and good for you, it may not necessary be enough to keep you healthy enough that you won’t ever need a doctor’s visit!

  • If a black cat crosses your path you will have bad luck

    Black cats have always been the target of superstition due to their association with witchcraft and dark magic.

  • Wearing clothes inside out is good luck

    This superstition comes from Norman the Conqueror, who put his armour on back to front before the Battle of Hastings. He said this was a good omen as he (a Duke) was about to become King. And he did.

  • An itchy palm means you will soon deal with money

    An itchy left hand is believed to mean that you will soon need to pay money out, while an itchy right hand means you will soon receive money.

  • Cat’s have 9 lives

    Many people believe that cats have 9 lives due to their ability to land on their feet even from high places, falls which would most likely be deadly to other animals.


Article written by D Mulhern

15 Responses

  1. Kia Ora Everybody,

    So first of all Friday the 13, I mean seriously people actually believe that I mean its a cool joke but after a while it gets a bit annoying if people go on at how you might get bad luck when flying somewhere.

    An Apple a day will not keep the doctor away I mean if that actually did happen wouldn’t you think people would be feeding other people with Ebola apples to cure them?

    Okay now about the cat thing thats just racist.

    Wearing clothing inside out just makes you look like you put your clothes on in the dark now doesn’t it.

    No itchy palms makes you be all like “WHY!??! IS THIS HAPPENING!” and your friend be all like “Dude, its just your palm get a hold of yourself” and you say “Okay.” Then you suddenly your palm gets itchy. “AHHHHHHHHH! HORROR”

    Now children if cats ACTUALLY did have 9 lives don’t you think scienceist would have tested their DNA and tried to translate that for humans or something nerdy like that?

    Yours Sincerely,

  2. I can see why some people believe stuff like it’s bad luck if a black cat crosses your path in the moonlight, although I still think it’s extremely unfair due to my love for cats 🙁
    I do still find superstitions fascinating.

  3. I want to be a cat with 9 lives! That would be awesome! But I think I don’t want to have an itchy left palm anymore!

  4. … this is really interesting but i dont beleive any of this. lol 😀 … but i’m now going to try the inside out shirt thing

  5. I don’t belive is superstitions i think they are all made up and people that belive them are not living their lives like normal people and worrying about a black cat and or breaking a mirror i have broken mirrors before what is my bad luck!

  6. I belive in some of those!
    But the others are……. weird as!!

    I think you should believe in some of those but not all of them.

    Hope my advice helps!

    BTW I am laughing at the silly ones right now!!!


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