Top 5 Bizarre Superstitions


So today is Friday 13th. That shit cray. Today is apparently the day where, if things can go wrong, they will. I personally have taped up all my mirrors, lain flat all my ladders, and tied up all my black cats in a large sack. Yup, nothing bad can happen to me today (unless it involves the RSPCA)!




The worst thing about 2012 is that Friday 13th happens THREE times (the maximum number possible), and each takes place 13 weeks apart! Luckily, however, this is the last one this year, so you can breathe a sigh of relief. Can you guys remember anything bad happening to you on the 13th of January? Or April? I can’t, but I’m sure there must have been something… Here is a list of events that have occurred on a Friday the 13th. I would also link you to the list of events that didn’t occur on Friday the 13th, but it’s much, much longer and waaay less terrifying.


Superstition is apparently the belief in supernatural causality, and the word was first used in England in 1420, proving that humans have been morons for almost 600 years. A book called Friar Daw’s Reply listed the ‘foure general synnes’ as ‘cediciouns, supersticions, þe glotouns, and þe proude’. Also, it appears as though I am unable to read English anymore.


So let’s have a look at some of the most bizarre superstitions, and the TrendFlux interpretation of each:


5. If a black cat walks towards you, it brings good fortune, but if it walks away, it takes the good luck with it.

I think this one is a little biased. Every cat that ever walks towards you will eventually have to walk to away, unless you make a habit of sellotaping black cats to your chest… The only suggestion I can really offer here is to continually chase black cats. Continually.


4. If you catch a falling leaf on the first day of Autumn you will not catch a cold all Winter.

Conversely, if you struggle catch a leaf on the first day of Autumn, you probably won’t catch a ball all Summer.


"Gosh Darn It"


3. Insulting babies helps keep them safe from evil entities.

At least… that’s my excuse to the parents/relevant authorities.


2. “Beware naming your children with 13 letters in their name, they may be cursed for example, Jack the Ripper, Charles Manson.”

This hilarious little quote came from a website who I choose not to embarrass to divulging their name. I mean ‘Charles Manson’, I get it, they should have called him Dave. But apparently, Mr. and Mrs. the Ripper never got the memo.


1. Never take a broom along when you move. Throw it out and buy a new one.

Unless you are a witch, in which case, carry on.

Want more from this author? Try The Top 5 Daylight Saving Time Quirks

Or for a related article, how about Top 5 Unexplained Mysteries

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