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The Weirdest Superstitions People Use Every Day

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The Weirdest Superstitions People Use Every Day

It's nice to imagine that humanity has evolved into an intellectually sophisticated bunch of people who base decisions on sound rationale and proven science. But in ways large and small, many remain beholden to the folk tales and unfounded superstitions of bygone eras.

Why do people still kiss across thresholds, for instance? There's literally zero peer-reviewed, conclusive evidence to suggest that it can inflict a curse. Same goes for the whole breaking-a-mirror-gives-you-bad-luck thing. And yet, in countries and cultures the world over, we're paralyzed by such actions. Here, learn the 25 that permeate humanity in the weirdest, most illogical ways. And for more totally out-there beliefs, meet The Biggest Folk Hero in Every State.

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