Random Superstitions

    There are 26 Superstitions!

    Placing a hat on the bed is, apparently, bad luck. (South Carolina)
    Once a wedding ring has been placed on the finger, it is considered bad luck to remove it.
    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.
    Many believe that if all of the candles on a birthday cake are blown out with one breath, while making a silent wish, the wish will come true.
    If one walks underneath an open ladder it is said to bring bad luck. Sometimes it is said that this can be undone by immediately walking backwards back underneath the ladder.
    The superstitious symbolism of a black cat crossing one's path is dependent upon culture: some cultures consider this a sign of impending bad luck, while some cultures consider this a sign of impending good luck.
    In Asia, the digit 4 never appears in any Nokia handset model number, because 4 is considered unlucky in many parts of Southeast/East Asia.
    Pirates believed that piercing the ears with such precious metals as silver and gold improved one's eyesight.