Around the world and across cultures, superstition abounds- from ill-timed hairdos to 90 degrees chopsticks, here are some of the most remarkable :-
1. IN SOUTH KOREA
Sleeping with a fan on is believed to cause death- so much so that most fans sold in SOUTH KOREA have sleep timers.
2. IN CHINA
Putting your chopsticks vertically in your rice is said to evoke death, as it looks like incense being offered at funerals.
3. IN INDIA
Tuesday’s considered an inauspicious day for a trim due to certain planetary rays, that are believed to affect the head. Getting a hair-do on such a day is said to take 8 months of your lifetime.
4. IN RUSSIA
A yellow bouquet of flowers would likely go unappreciated, where yellow is the color of infidelity.
5. IN TURKEY
It’s believed that gum chewed after dark will turn into dead human flesh.
6. IN FRANCE
Don’t pass bread that isn’t right-side up; it’s believed to bring back bad luck and hunger.
7. IN SPAIN
It is believed that Tuesday, the 13th not Friday is an unlucky day. Tuesday, which is “Martes” in Spanish, is derived from Mars, which in the Middle Ages was called “little evil”.
8. IN EGYPT
Owls are said to be unlucky, as they bring bad news for the one who happen to see or hear the bird.
9. IN RUSSIA
They say carrying an empty bucket or even seeing someone carrying the same, is a bad omen, maybe because Tsar Alexander II was assassinated by a man with an empty bucket.
10. IN RWANDA
Women are taught not to eat meat of goats because eating it will cause them to grow facial hair.
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