However, there are some superstitions which are downright bloody bizarre......
- Eat a raw herring and you will see your future spouse. (seems to me that you would smell like a fish so I don't see how that would work)
- Yellow Underwear is good luck (I supppose it might be if you pissed yourself, then no-one would notice)
- Once leaving a residence it is bad luck to return if something was forgotten. (well, if it was a bomb, maybe, otherwise I can't see how going back would be bad luck)
- Stepping on a crack in the sidewalk is believed to result in one's mother breaking her back (if she was lying down on the crack, maybe)
As I said, there are many superstitions around the world, depending on the culture and even to some extent, the region of a country your are in.
Here are my 'superstitions' which I believe would bring you bad luck.
- Jumping out of a perfectly good aeroplane whilst in flight
- Standing in front of a speeding train
- Stepping on a landmine
- Attempting to catch a bullet with your teeth
Actually, if you are actually stupid enough to try any of the above, go ahead. The human race is not actually in need of your addition to the gene pool.
Feel free to contribute any more strange superstitions - the weirder the better :)