6 Funny and Strange Superstitions Prevailing Around the World

A vast part of this world believes in different kinds of strange superstitions. Most of the superstitions were developed by a sense of fear or some bad experience. However, most of these beliefs are baseless and some of them are so funny and hilarious. Some of these are mentioned here.

#1. Black Cat:

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It’s funny to hear that a black cat can make or break your day. From the ancient times, black cats are considered as magical creatures and they possess mysterious powers. The Egyptians era also played an important role in mystifying black cats. Although, there are black cat superstitions present all around the world, the most prominent beliefs are, “if a black cat walks away from you, it is a sign of bad luck” or “If a black cat crosses your path, then your day will most probably be ruined.”

#2. Kissy Nose:

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I really wish that this Romanian superstition was real. Romanians believe that if your nose is feeling itchy, it means someone wants to kiss you. My nose has already started itching…

Most of you would have suffered from cold and felt like scratching your nose at least once in your life. Does that mean someone has felt like kissing us? That is nice to hear anyways 😉

#3. Anti-Cold:

If you want to prevent yourself from cold and flus in the winter then you should focus on this funny superstition created again by Romanians. According to this belief, “if someone catches a falling green leaf at the start of autumn, you have less chance of getting affected by cold the rest of the season.” This belief is trying to prove the doctors useless because a falling leaf is much better than their treatment.

#4. Itching Hands:

itching hands

This is one of the most popular superstitions of the world. It is present in almost every country in different version. The most renowned versions are, “if you feel itchy on your right palm, it means that you are going to get some money and it will stay with you forever.” Although, if your left palm itches, it means that you have the possibility of getting money but it will not last for long. Some people say that if your palm itches, you should kiss it and make a circle with your palm over your forehead. This will bring the money faster. However, if you feel like scratching both palms, then it is better for you to consult a dermatologist because no belief has been derived for it yet.

#5. Unlucky Broom:

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There is a superstition that if you clean your house with a broom at night, it will throw all the good luck out of your house. I think that this superstition must be started by lazy women who didn’t want to clean their house after the day’s work.

#6. Dangerous Nails:

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It is understandable that long nails can be dangerous but no one can imagine that nails which have been cut already can be more dangerous. There are several superstitions related to nails. One superstition tells us that if you cut your nails, and scratch your head without washing your hands then, it will make you bald headed. I still cannot imagine how people connect nails with baldness. Although, I believe that this belief has an underlying benefit. It encourages people to wash their hands after cutting nails. This belief is kind of hygienic.

There is another funny and weird superstition related to nails. It is believed that if two people are having an argument and someone who is watching it starts rubbing his thumbnails, it will result into a bigger fight.

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