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Superstition is an irrational belief, usually founded on ignorance or fear, and characterized by obsessive reverence for omens, charms and other.

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There seems to be a lot of variations on this superstition, but the idea of having an itchy palm generally refers to someone who is greedy or has an insatiable desire for money. Some people believe ...

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Though the origin of wishing over a four-leaf clover is lost to antiquity it has long been a symbol of good luck and fortune. It has also been used in some traditions for finding a husband or a wife. ...

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For many; saying "God Bless You" after someone sneezes is a gesture of politeness. However, the origin to such formality finds its roots in Pope Gregory the Great who would say it to people who ...

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Knocking on wood, or simply saying "knock on wood" after making a hopeful statement, finds it's roots in the idea that you're tempting fate by acknowledging your good fortune. It's believed that the ...

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According to superstition, if you open an umbrella indoors you are literally asking for bad luck to "rain on you". One explanation comes from the days when umbrellas were used as protection from the ...

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The superstition involving wishing on the first star you see in the evening is somewhat uncertain, however Europeans believed that the gods would occasionally peer down, and when they moved the sky, ...

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When photography was first invented in the early 19th century, people all over the world held the unfounded belief that taking someone's picture was akin to taking his soul. Thus if an enemy was able ...

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