Amber beads, worn as a necklace, can protect against illness or cure colds.
Once a wedding ring has been placed on the finger, it is considered bad luck to remove it.
At times, a horseshoe may be found above doorways. When positioned like a regular 'U' it supposedly collects luck. However, when it is positioned like an upside-down 'U' the luck supposedly drains.
An acorn at the window will keep lightning out
Placing a hat on the bed is, apparently, bad luck. (South Carolina)
In some parts of England, rum is used to wash a baby's head for good luck.
According to an age old custom, carrying a dead shrew in your pocket wards off rheumatism!
There are numerous sailors' superstitions, such as: it is considered bad luck for a ship to set sail on a Friday, to bring anything blue aboard, to stick a knife into the deck, to leave a hatch cover upside-down, to say "pig", or to eat walnuts aboard.