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Touch Wood

Touch Wood

by csicop.org
Superstition Bash
January 13, 2004

"Touch wood" or "knock on wood" is a popular saying to reverse any bad luck that might come your way, due to a recent action...

Rabbit’s Foot

Rabbit’s Foot

by csicop.org
Superstition Bash
January 13, 2004

Rabbits and hares were considered very lucky animals as they were associated with spring and the return of flowers and other...

Wishbones

by csicop.org
Superstition Bash
January 13, 2004

Wishbones have become a common tradition at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter dinners. The general rule is that the wishbone...

Umbrellas

by csicop.org
Superstition Bash
January 13, 2004

An umbrella, according to popular superstition, should never be open indoors or you will bring bad luck on all the people...

Spiders

by csicop.org
Superstition Bash
January 13, 2004

Apparently the superstition surrounding spiders dates back to Egyptian times when spiders were associated with riches.

Spilt Salt

by csicop.org
Superstition Bash
January 13, 2004

Salt was once considered a very precious commodity; as important as money has grown to be. Because it was so valued...

Sailors

by csicop.org
Superstition Bash
January 13, 2004

Sailors have attributed superstitions to almost all aspects of their work and life on the sea. One of the common traits of...

Spilt Milk

by csicop.org
Superstition Bash
January 13, 2004

Many food and beverages that were valued had superstitions associated with them to deter the waste of such commodities.

Hats

by csicop.org
Superstition Bash
January 13, 2004

Many superstitions are associated with hats, several now being modified into rules for manners and etiquette.

Definitions of Superstition

by csicop.org
Superstition Bash
January 13, 2004

Superstitions are beliefs in ideas or practices based on the supernatural as opposed to laws of science. People look for...

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