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Superstition in your country
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India Be_in_the_present 
Every culture has some superstitions. What are some odd superstition in your country? Let me start In india if a cat crosses your way then people don't go that way on a believe that something bad would happen or bad luck will prevail on doing so.
2021-07-24 18:17
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that indian supertiscion is here too, if my grandma saw a black cat on the street she would return home immediately
2021-07-24 18:24
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Really bro, I didn't know that. Similarities 😁
2021-07-24 18:25
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It's pretty much a world-wide thing, I believe - possibly carried all over by colonizing europeans. In many parts of Europe, having a black cat cross the road used to mean good luck instead - something that probably originated from Egypt, and got propagated by Romans. Then in the middle ages black cats were associated with witches, and they became associated with bad luck - and that's the version that got propagated by colonists and merchants of the time.
2021-07-24 18:39
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Thank you for the information bro. Trade also brings culture exchange between countries
2021-07-24 18:49
can confirm for russia!
2021-07-24 19:52
#168
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Slovakia Pribi
same here I guess, but not everyone believes in it
2021-07-25 15:47
I only know a few, do not sell salt at night
2021-07-24 18:24
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Okk so what consequence they say with this ? Is it bring bad luck or loss in business?
2021-07-24 18:27
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yes, supposedly it's bad luck
2021-07-24 18:47
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Okk 👍
2021-07-24 18:50
What about coke?
2021-07-24 20:16
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coca leaf It is usually used as something ceremonial to thank nature, they hold it in their fingers and point towards the mountains as a show of respect, also to give a little energy to the peasants who live in the mountains and for altitude sickness.
2021-07-24 22:33
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No no, I mean selling cocaine at night
2021-07-24 22:34
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ah, maybe for tourists offer marijuana. The coca leaf is considered something sacred and can be consumed and it is legal, it is not considered a drug until it can be taken as tea, but not cocaine that is already a chemical product, traffickers do that and send it to the USA or Europe , Besides, it is risky, many go to prison, some foreigners have also wanted to get cocaine and have been put in jail for many years, almost always people with cocaine fall in airports.
2021-07-24 22:46
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Ok so it's legal for tea but not as drug
2021-07-25 05:37
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It Literally always is a drug tho as it has psychic effects
2021-07-25 14:34
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Ya I googled it , it relieves fatigue and hunger
2021-07-25 15:36
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Just try actual concaine and you know what the coca leaf does it’s the same just weaker as it’s less purity of substance
2021-07-25 15:49
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It's illegal bruh😂😂 I will try coca leaf
2021-07-25 16:01
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Whatever floats your boat
2021-07-25 18:27
If you see a black cat. White cat brings you luck tho, hahaahhaha
2021-07-24 18:25
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Lol so one can find white cat rather than black in Denmark
2021-07-24 18:28
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Haha, i'm just kidding about the white cat - not the black tho.
2021-07-24 18:30
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Hahahaha ok ok
2021-07-24 18:33
#121
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Brazil Bactuga
Lol thats funny, i had a complete Black cat, and quickly after i had a COMPLETE white cat (albino)
2021-07-25 06:58
In Mongolia people believe if you see a fox or wolf with strange color in the mountains its not just a fox. Its god (spirit) of that mountain who defends the nature of intruders. If you kill the animal your entire family and bloodline will be cursed.
2021-07-24 18:30
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Wow that's just amazing one. Didn't know about this.
2021-07-24 18:32
What if you shoot it from a few miles with an awp god can’t make out the shooter
2021-07-25 14:35
if you lost pistol, you lose game, gg
2021-07-24 18:31
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can confirm. Thats why I abandon the game if we lose pistol. No need to play unwinnable match
2021-07-24 18:32
+1 always start flaming or abandon after losing pistol
2021-07-25 05:54
#116
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Iceland Jaksin
+1 thing in my country as well
2021-07-25 06:03
And theres lot of legend say that birds have powerful cursing ability if you kill their chickens or smash their eggs mother bird will curse your entire bloodline and eventually every one of your family and relatives will die.
2021-07-24 18:31
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I mean we are all mortal and will eventually die, so have the birds cursed us all? Solution in that case would be to kill all the birds so they couldn't curse us
2021-07-24 18:34
Okk so in Mongolia superstitions are mainly related to wildlife and nature in order to protect them. Nice
2021-07-24 18:34
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yes its all related to Tengrism (the religion which Chingis Khan believed in)
2021-07-24 18:35
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Ok okk thanks to you I learned new term today :Tengrism(will read about it)
2021-07-24 18:40
#21
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Brazil dashhrafa
If you walk below stairs, break a mirror or see a black cat, 7 yrs of bad luck, women don't leave their purses on the ground cuz it means they'll lose money, but there's much more superstitions
2021-07-24 18:35
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Mirror superstition is also here. That purse one is a good way to respect money
2021-07-24 18:37
#23
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Sweden DeclassCS
Sneezing is thought to mean people think or talk about you
2021-07-24 18:37
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In India hiccups are believed in place of sneezing for that
2021-07-24 18:38
We got something called "Nazar Amulet" which is rumoured to protect people and households from evil eyes and misfortunes. Religious or non-religious, spiritual or non-spiritual, you'll see that shit on every single house in Turkey. It even has an emoji right here: 🧿
2021-07-24 18:37
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#30
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Sweden DeclassCS
Greece similar mens mati curse thought to be given by a malicious glare that cause bad luck why it's important to wear an evil eye somewhere on your body to ward off this curse and protect yourself throughout the day.
2021-07-24 18:42
Okk ok it is quite common in arab world (I googled it).
2021-07-24 18:42
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It's a shaman tradition so they've probably got it from us Turks.
2021-07-24 18:43
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We also use this word Nazar in daily use. Don't know about shaman need to read about it
2021-07-24 18:45
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It came from the Mughals probably to you guys. And its relation to shamans is more of an educated guess than a fact tbh, Islam is against such amulets and talismans because it is seen as an attempt of magic craft, but we know it came from Turks so it leads us to the only other religion: Tengri which is a type of shamanism.
2021-07-24 18:53
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Didn't know about this, you seem to be very knowledgeable person.thanks dude :-)
2021-07-24 18:59
#51
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Brazil dashhrafa
o shit my mom has it in her house but we call it "olho grego" - greek eye lol
2021-07-24 18:56
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O O F It's all good bro, perhaps Greeks do deserve credit if they've spread it across Brazil.
2021-07-24 19:10
Singing in night attracts witches.
2021-07-24 18:40
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You are from which state bro?
2021-07-24 18:43
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Bihar.
2021-07-24 18:43
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Okk bro 😁
2021-07-24 18:45
You had the chance to say "witch state" :/
2021-07-25 05:32
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Hahhaaha I missed it
2021-07-25 05:37
In the Nordic countries. If you don't drink all of your alcoholic beverage and leave some to be thrown away, you are an asshole!
2021-07-24 18:44
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Okk so respect your beverage and gulp it all
2021-07-24 18:46
In China and Japan people believe if you dont finish ur food your fortune will be decreased by the same amount of food you left
2021-07-24 18:47
This. It's so expensive too.
2021-07-24 20:17
Don't ever put your foot on books. Ever. Indians will know the pain.
2021-07-24 18:50
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Hahhahaha I know this one .
2021-07-24 18:51
What happens? What about if it's a book about feet?
2021-07-24 18:58
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#57
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Sweden DeclassCS
NEVER feet on book can you not read mens???)))
2021-07-24 18:59
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What if you need to reach something really high up but you don't have a ladder but a shitload of books? Also what if you are wearing shoes or socks?
2021-07-24 19:08
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Nuh uh. Nothing doing. Books are like a form of God in India. They must be respected.
2021-07-24 19:11
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So what is supposed to happen like bad luck or something worse like death? Does it apply to all books no exceptions?
2021-07-24 19:15
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Its like we are disrespecting the Gods or something. Books are what gives us knowledge so we respect it a lot.
2021-07-24 20:16
#45
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Italy NotNew
it's huge here, especially in South Italy. touching your balls is something common if someones talks about certain subjects, for example death or makes a prediction I know certain cultures have a tradition to "Knock on the wood" or "touching the wood", we have touching iron for some reason, originated from horseshoes
2021-07-24 18:51
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#47
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Sweden DeclassCS
maybe my family is more italian than i thought
2021-07-24 18:52
Understood first part bro little bit odd. But what is that tradition knocking the wood. Don't get it?
2021-07-24 18:55
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The phrase "Knock Wood" is said in order to avoid bad luck, either when you mention good luck that you have had in the past or when you mention hopes you have for the future. Basically this is what it means lol.
2021-07-24 18:57
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Knock wood bro. Thanks for explaination
2021-07-24 19:01
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Haha nice usage :)D
2021-07-24 19:12
#58
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Brazil dashhrafa
do you just slide your hand down your pants in the middle of a convo?
2021-07-24 19:00
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#74
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Italy NotNew
over the pants is fine, just a little grab
2021-07-24 19:15
#49
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United Kingdom ulan
zero,we are actually not dumb and are scientific
2021-07-24 18:53
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#53
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Brazil dashhrafa
lol. what about "knock on wood"?
2021-07-24 18:57
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Only really old ppl do that
2021-07-25 11:09
CAM ON INGERLAND SCOR SOM FAKIN GOALS
2021-07-25 05:56
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OI BRUV D YA WONT SAM CRISKY LISKY BISKUT DELIGHTS?ITS PREATY NEET MOITE
2021-07-25 06:40
you shouldn't leave purses with no money in them cause that means you'll have none don't whistle inside or your money will "fly away"
2021-07-24 18:58
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Ohh money related
2021-07-24 19:04
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these are the only ones i know that i didn't hear of in other cultures
2021-07-24 19:08
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Okk ok👍🏻. Bro read #21. It also tells about purse related superstition
2021-07-24 19:13
Over here we're not allowed to whistle inside, or it's not just the money but everything one owns that will "burn away". Kinda similar ig ;p
2021-07-24 19:47
#59
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Mongolia Mongol!
You should never point or mention when you see a shooting star because it's seen as death omen
2021-07-24 19:01
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That's dangerous one😮😮. But some people ask for wish on seeing shooting star
2021-07-24 19:03
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#64
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Mongolia Mongol!
Yes, there's also tradition when your dog passes away, you whisper to its ear " I hope I meet you as a human in next life" also you have to bury your dog to hills
2021-07-24 19:07
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That's quite unique way of bidding farewell.
2021-07-24 19:08
Can we pretend the airplanes in the sky are shooting stars? I could really use a wish right now, wish right now, wish right now...
2021-07-24 19:16
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How airplanes bro, shooting star is a meteor
2021-07-25 05:39
Bad luck to see a lone magpie 2 is fine tho
2021-07-24 19:09
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#76
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United Kingdom BigTimeCEO
+1
2021-07-24 19:20
Writing someones name in Red ink js considered a death threat and is very rude to do so.
2021-07-24 19:22
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wow that's a strange one xD
2021-07-24 20:03
Ok ,May be it shows murderous intent
2021-07-25 05:26
If a woman witnesses the brewing of the beer, the whole beer will be ruined. * A stranger must not be let in the pantry - or they'll put an evil eye on it. Likewise they must not be allowed to praise one's poultry nor livestock, or they'll be put under evil eye and become poorly and stunted. Supposedly the same applies to children. * Breadcrumbs may not be wiped off the table with a bare hand, or it will bring poverty into the house. * A sewing woman should not take more thread than is needed, or she'll fetch herself a lazy man. * Before exiting the house, one has to make sure they have everything they need - because entering the house again to pick up something forgotten just to leave again will bring disaster. Likewise, just before leaving, one must not sew anything shut, nor drop their keys. * If you put your shirt on inside-out you'll get beaten up or have bad luck. * Items must not be exchanged between people over the threshold of the house. * One should not cut their own hair, or they'll invite poverty. * A stranger should not be allowed in the stables/barn, or they'll put the evil eye on the animals. * Sheep shears must not be hung on the ceiling, or you'll lose both your eyes. * Getting out of the bed with left foot first will bring misfortune for the whole day. * You and your friend must not pass a street post from opposing sides, or you'll plant the seed that will ruin the friendship. To avoid the curse, one has to greet their friend again. * Nothing should moved out of the house after sundown. * Found buttons should not be picked up off the ground. * Goblets/wine glasses should not be exchanged between people at a party table, or it will bring misfortune. * One shouldn't leave empty bottles on the table. At night, one shouldn't leave knives on the table. * If someone dies in the house, the mirrors must be covered for 40 days. * If you have a wart, then show it to the Moon on a Thursday night with a waning moon crescent, and say: "I have, and you don't". The Moon will get jealous and take it away.
2021-07-24 19:24
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Hearing a cuckoo sing in the morning cautions one to be careful and diligent in their affairs. Hearing a cuckoo sing during midday brings mourning. And hearing a cuckoo sing in the evening brings luck. * Cuckoo birds are manifestations of stillborn children and children that died before they were given a name. Therefore killing a cuckoo is forbidden, for it would make one a child-killer. * Hearing a cuckoo sing after St. Peter's day will bring bad luck. But hearing one sing in the autumn will bring long and warm spring. * Hearing a cuckoo sing from the east will bring good crops, but hearing one sing from the west will bring death to lasses. Hearing a cuckoo sing from the south heralds the birth of sons. * Hearing a cuckoo sing from the right will bring prosperity until next spring. Hearing one sing from the left will bring famine. * If a black cat crosses your road - spit over your left shoulder 3 times to avoid a curse.
2021-07-24 19:45
Wow man I didn't have idea that so many superstition are in Estonia also. In India it is same case. You know a lot of them. Great 😮
2021-07-25 05:29
When someone is especially irritable one day there's a saying here that says "they've woken up with their left foot"
2021-07-25 09:48
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Might be from all the bad luck xD But yeah, I think we use that version as well here
2021-07-25 21:21
#174
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Turkey ShooGTr
ty men, I learned a lot
2021-07-25 18:35
Cutting nails in evening or night is badluck
2021-07-24 19:25
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Yaa my mom also tells me the same
2021-07-25 05:29
To be precise I was told it brings indebtedness
2021-07-25 08:07
#80
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Brazil Arkanan
if your knife falls on the ground, you need to scratch a cross sign 2 times with the knife or you'll have bad times
2021-07-24 19:36
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Where to cross bro 2 times, on ground?
2021-07-25 05:30
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#127
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Brazil Arkanan
yes
2021-07-25 07:11
no on my face
2021-07-25 08:09
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Why would I cross on such a handsome face bro ?
2021-07-25 08:49
#83
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Indonesia songokong
- Don't wear green in south coasts of java, a deity waiting will take you using the water and eat you - Say a greeting before doing anything with a tree so that its guardian does not see you as a threat and curse you
2021-07-24 19:48
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#85
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Brazil Arkanan
if i greet the tree i can chop it without being cursed??
2021-07-24 19:50
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#89
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Indonesia songokong
I doubt that but from what I know this only applies to certain types of trees. Usually this is done when u gotta pee or shit below the tree.
2021-07-24 19:53
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#90
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Brazil Arkanan
that's cool
2021-07-24 19:56
Here in Sweden we have manhole covers with "A" or "K" written on them. "A" is said to stand for "Avsked" (Or any other negative thing) which means Parting or a Farewell. But "K" stands for "Kärlek" which means Love. So, don't step on the A-manhole covers but do step on the K-manhole covers.
2021-07-24 19:48
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haha yes
2021-07-24 19:51
Nice one I just have to find k manhole when I will come to Sweden
2021-07-25 05:32
Dont put keys on table
2021-07-24 19:51
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#91
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Brazil Arkanan
why?
2021-07-24 19:56
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you get bad luck apparently
2021-07-24 20:12
#93
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Brazil hugoooo
Superstitions triggers me... imagine thinking like Medieval people in 2021
2021-07-24 20:10
if a cat crosses your way, just stop there it's not a superstition
2021-07-24 22:36
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Bro it is superstition
2021-07-25 05:32
No superstitions but traditions that remained from our Shamanic times. Binding colorful clothes to the treed for good luck for example.
2021-07-24 22:51
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#175
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Turkey ShooGTr
Dude, there are lots of superstitions I know in our culture. -black cat -cutting nails at night -whistling at night -passing under the stairs -giving a knife to someone by putting it somewhere and let them take it -nazar boncuğu, nazar. etc
2021-07-25 18:43
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Nazar boncuğu is another pre-islamic thing i suppose. Others are so, hmm, not popular any more
2021-07-25 18:57
lmao, those black cat things r so fucking 3rd world mentality, living with 2 black cats since 2011 and life never been better, animals dont hurt you, you hurt yourself with that stupid mindset
2021-07-25 06:00
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nt tuga
2021-07-25 06:12
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#123
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Brazil Bactuga
hes right
2021-07-25 07:00
Bad painter EDIT: who got rejected from art school and are now depressed
2021-07-25 06:16
world wide , going under a ladder means bad luck in bulgaria some places also pasing under lamp of a lamp post :D (probably because is closer to the street )
2021-07-25 06:47
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Ya #21 was also saying about that bro. Lamp one was new one for me
2021-07-25 07:00
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that things demostrated that all humans are retards :D hahah i mean the same
2021-07-25 07:04
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Are u kinda misanthrope
2021-07-25 07:52
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just a little bit i like animals more , after all they are more humans than us
2021-07-25 08:50
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So true they don't have two faces
2021-07-25 08:59
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some humas have more than 2 :D i know alot of people :D egoism is the problem , society we life in is also a problem like no one is himself i dont know anyone who like themself and want to show themself to the world its so stupid people follow someting like sheeps
2021-07-25 12:05
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But bro I think there are some positive people also. It takes time but we can find and make our bonds with them
2021-07-25 12:17
Putting your baguette upside down is bad luck
2021-07-25 07:13
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Way to respect food
2021-07-25 08:18
Idk
2021-07-25 09:30
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yeah this one is a classic
2021-07-25 09:35
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Idk
2021-07-25 18:47
Tuesday the 13th is considered a bad luck day
2021-07-25 09:43
Im pretty sure in china, people believe cutting fingernails at night will bring evil spirit
2021-07-25 09:51
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Same in india
2021-07-25 12:14
I dont tihnk this is that supertitious, but old people in Venezuela tihnks they can cure everything with lemon juice and bicarbonate of sodium.
2021-07-25 11:43
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Woah really does it work?
2021-07-25 12:15
Peoples somehow believe i can do something with my life
2021-07-25 12:14
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Are they your parents?
2021-07-25 12:15
#162
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Romania wadd
If you look at a person for a long time, mostly kids bcz they seem cute to you or smth, you have to spit on them, if u dont they ll get sick, yea everytime as a kid when I threw up my grandma said that this is the reason, lmao. Also when u spit on them you got to say some words, cant really translate them. And this is probably only in my region, not the whole Romania. Another one is that when its a storm outside you shouldnt stand by the window or by the door bcz you would get hit by lightning. Also after a lightning some people make a cross sign.
2021-07-25 14:29
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Most of the time grandma or our mother tell us about it. Lightning one seems to protect.
2021-07-25 15:40
#171
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United Kingdom HuzzyBoii
Pretty sure this is with all countries but walking under a ladder or construction can cause bad luck.
2021-07-25 16:41
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it's because I once knocked one over an he broke his arm
2021-07-25 19:42
not shaking hands in threshold
2021-07-25 18:58
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