Two people breaking a wishbone is said to lead to good luck for the person with the larger piece.
If you catch a falling leaf on the first day of autumn you will not catch a cold all winter.
According to an age old custom, carrying a dead shrew in your pocket wards off rheumatism!
Some motorcycle enthusiasts hang a biker's bell from a portion of their bike to protect themselves from evil road spirits.
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.
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.
A single magpie is considered a sign of bad luck. A Guide to the Scientific Knowledge of Things Familiar recites an old proverb concerning the incidence of bad weather when magpies forage alone and a possible scientific explanation for this.
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.