In some parts of England, rum is used to wash a baby's head for good luck.
Amber beads, worn as a necklace, can protect against illness or cure colds.
Placing keys on a table is considered unlucky. (Sweden)
Before traveling a person should, apparently, sit on their luggage. (Russian)
According to an age old custom, carrying a dead shrew in your pocket wards off rheumatism!
Placing a hat on the bed is, apparently, bad luck. (South Carolina)
Opening an umbrella indoors is said to result in 21 days of bad luck. Some traditions hold that it is only bad luck if the umbrella is placed over the head of someone while indoors.
If you catch a falling leaf on the first day of autumn you will not catch a cold all winter.