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Legends & Superstitions

Myths & Legends
95.1k viewsWhat's Really Behind Scary Urban LegendsUnless you’re a total square, you’ve spent at least one night sitting around with your friends trying to freak each other out with...
Culture
6.2k votersThe Superstitions You Secretly BelieveWhat superstitions do you secretly believe? This superstitions list includes a lot of pretty common false beliefs that many supers...
Myths & Legends
311 votersPeople Are Using Twitter To Share Favorite Folklore, Forgotten Historical Figures, And Urban LegendsAs part of Folklore Thursday, people are using Twitter to share their favorite local legends, mysterious myths, and sacred superst...
House of Tudor
36.2k views12 Things People Don't Know About The Real Bloody MaryConsidered the first ruling Queen of England, Mary I was not very popular. In her mission of bringing back Roman Catholicism, she ...
Interesting
43.5k viewsThe Most Terrible And Mysterious Things That Have Happened On Friday The 13thEveryone knows Friday the 13th is an unlucky day. The number 13 itself is tied deeply to superstitious beliefs that bring bad fort...
True Stories
401.3k viewsThe Origins of the 13 Most Common SuperstitionsFriday the 13th is not just a movie about a guy in a hockey mask with demonic rage issues . It is a real fear for some people. Com...
Interesting
30.6k views13 Lesser-Known Bad Omens From Around The WorldRavens, broken mirrors, and walking under ladders. These three things are symbols of bad luck pretty much anywhere you look in the...
History
38.9k viewsThe Caul: History's Strangest Protective CharmLabor and delivery is already pretty horrifying, but for centuries mothers rejoiced if their baby was “born with a veil.” The caul...
Myths & Legends
168.9k views15 Old Wives' Tales That Are Completely TrueEveryone knows at least one old wives' tale (or 75). These superstitions are both doubted and depended on, but because there is a ...
Myths & Legends
12.7k views15 Weird Superstitions That Sailors From History HadSeafaring and superstitions go together like the Gorton's Fisherman and a yellow raincoat. There's just something about the mariti...
Culture
209 voters15 Completely Bonkers Ways People Used To Try To Control The Gender Of Their BabyFor thousands of years, men and women have wanted to control the sex of their babies. Just like there were weird ways to test for ...
Myths & Legends
2.5k votersThe 24 Weirdest Wedding Traditions and SuperstitionsWhen the stakes are as high as "'til death do you part," you're better off knowing and avoiding the weird wedding superstitions th...
Debunking
265.4k views11 Totally Unfounded Things People Believed About RedheadsIf there's a redhead in your life, you're probably not wondering if they're a witch, a vampire, or an alien. But beliefs about red...
Pregnancy
30.4k viewsWeird Ways Cultures Predict If a Baby Will Be a Boy or a GirlIn modern times, a pregnant woman who wishes to know the sex of her baby will simply get an ultrasound and have the doctor tell he...
Entertainment
50.1k viewsCelebrities Who Are SuperstitiousAvoid black cats. Be extra careful on Friday the 13th. And never, ever walk under a ladder. These are a few common superstitions y...
Myths & Legends
406 votersThe Craziest Superstitions in SportsAthletes seem powerful and mostly pretty cool, so when you start looking into sports superstitions and rituals, it's oddly vindica...
Interesting
68.7k viewsThe Cursed Quarter-Billion Dollar Diamond That Brings Death Wherever It GoesThe Hope Diamond is one of the most famous chunks of mineral in the history of the world, and the mystery of the Hope Diamond Curs...
Baseball
269 votersBaseball Players With The All Time Weirdest SuperstitionsWhat feels like the most boring moments of baseball are loaded with superstition. Players step to the plate, adjust their gloves, ...
Interesting
7.2k viewsWhy Is 3 AM The Witching Hour?Many people are familiar with the tense eeriness that comes with the 3 am hour, from waking up with a sudden jolt from a deep slee...