Special Sub-Topic: More Superstitions
|Is it lucky to have a black cat cross your path in Japan?|
Yes. In Britain and Japan, it is considered lucky to have a black cat cross your path. In the United States and some European countries, it is considered unlucky.
|When, technically, are dog days?|
July 3 to August 11. During a dog day afternoon, it is said that flies increase, dogs go mad, snakes go blind, and it is unhealthy to swim.
|According to the rhyme, what is Wednesday's Child full of?|
woe. Monday's child is fair of face, Tuesday's child is full of grace, Wednesday's child is full of woe, Thursday's child has far to go, Friday's child is loving and giving, Saturday's child works hard for a living, but a child born on the Sabbath day is fair and wise and good and gay.
|Lucky or unlucky: laughing before breakfast?|
unlucky. It is also unlucky to laugh before morning prayer and after evening prayer.
|Lucky or unlucky: getting married on Tuesday?|
lucky. It is unlucky to get married on Wednesday and Friday. In fact, it is unlucky to do just about anything on Friday.
|Lucky or unlucky: crying on Sunday?|
|Lucky or unlucky: shaking hands across a table?|
|Lucky or unlucky: having more than five fingers on one hand?|
|Lucky or unlucky: dropping a key?|
|Lucky or unlucky: riding in a taxi with the letter U in it's registration number?|
lucky. It is also lucky for the registration number to contain the number 7.
|According to Chinese Numerology, which numbers are female?|
Odd numbers. Even numbers are male.
|Which of the following is unlucky to see during a wedding procession?|
A priest. It is considered a bad omen to see a priest during a wedding procession. It is a good omen to see a toad, a black cat, or a spider. Go figure!
|Revealing your age is unlucky. True or false?|
|Which of the following is unlucky?|
Cutting mince pies on Christmas Day. It is considered lucky to open the door first, burn holly after Christmas, and eat mince pies.
|What did Easter eggs originally symbolize?|
The blood of Christ. Eggs were originally died red to symbolize the Blood of Christ, and given to children to promote health for the rest of the year.
|Which of the following is unlucky in a new house?|
Moving on a Saturday. The rest are lucky.
|Lucky or unlucky: wearing new clothes on Easter?|
|Lucky or unlucky: putting your left arm first into your coat?|
unlucky. It is unlucky to do just about anything with your left side first.
|Lucky or unlucky: throwing away a belt?|
|Lucky or unlucky: giving someone a pair of gloves?|
|Lucky or unlucky: Putting a sock on inside out?|
|Which stones are unlucky in an engagement ring?|
|Which of the following is said to cure heartburn?|
Eating powdered toenails. Hanging a love frog from the chimney cures whooping cough. Chewing the bark of a tree struck by lightning is for toothache. Eating twenty crickets with wine is for asthma. And can I say, ewwwwwww!
|Which side of the bed is the 'wrong side'?|
|Which of the following plays is lucky to perform?|
Cinderella. It is also unlucky to say Macbeth on the stage.
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