33 Bad Luck Superstitions From Around The World.
#11. Thanks to these superstitions, you might just need to carry a compass with you while traveling.
In Japan, they bury dead bodies with their heads facing north, and in Africa, they're buried with their heads facing the west. So in both of these countries, it's superstitious to sleep with your head facing in these directions. Your best bet is to just carry your compass with you so you never have to worry about facing the "wrong" way.
#12. The country of Azerbaijan reminds us that we should be grateful for our spices.
According to a superstition from Azerbaijan, it's bad luck to spill salt or pepper. This most likely comes from the fact that spices are so expensive there. So in order to cancel out the bad vibes, they'll throw a little bit of sugar on the ground, as well.
#13. If you're currently pregnant, or you have a newborn at home, pay very close attention to this superstition.
This Welsh tradition from the 19th-century says that it's bad luck to cut an infants nails if they're under six months old. There are different versions of this superstition out there. One of them claims that cutting an infant's nails will just cause a bit of bad luck, other superstitions claim the child will grow up to be a thief.
#14. 19th-century New England definitely had some pretty strange superstitions.
They believed that tripping over something was bad luck, but that's not all. According to the book What They Say in New England, which was published in 1896, the only way to avoid having bad luck was to walk back over the thing again. "If it is a stone you have fallen over, go back and touch it," read the passage in the book.
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#15. If you're ever in Turkey, make sure that you never drink water that has the reflection of the moon in it.
As it turns out, the Turkish Ministry of Culture believes that anyone who drinks water that has the moon's reflection in it will surely suffer from bad luck. It's apparently okay to bathe in the moonlight, though. As per the ministry, "People, who bath[e] under the moonlight and in shadow, will shine as bright as the moon."
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