Where do superstitions come from?

We bet you know at least several superstitions but do you really know why people believe in them? Watch the video and find out!

This educational video will describe the main superstitions and tell you where they came from and why. Are you interested? Then what are you waiting for? Let's watch!

Do you believe in any of them? Do you know any superstitions that were not mentioned in the video? We are waiting for your comments!

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patrick richards
Mar 25, 2017 4:10PM
Penny McKerrow
7 years bad luck when you break a mirror. "Bless you" after a sneeze. "Break a leg" before a performance.April Fools day.......he who plays the fool after noon, is twice a fool, himself. Never put new shoes on a table. Saying, "White Rabbits" three times before speaking to anyone on the first day of the month. Turning three times and curtsying when first seeing a new moon. Never see a new moon through a window for the first viewing. Crossing a babe' palms with silver. Etc, etc.
Mar 25, 2017 5:46PM
Never heard of some of these! I am not superstitious, but I do enjoy reading about them.
Mar 26, 2017 3:19AM
Deanna Truelsen
Throwing salt over your shoulder if you spill it breaking a mirror will bring seven years of bad luc
Mar 30, 2017 7:22PM
Karen Wengen-Johnson
Do not hand anyone a pin. Sit it down. Handing the pin to them means "a pin sticks friendship ".
Mar 30, 2017 11:31PM
Geraldine Ferguson
Very interesting.
Apr 1, 2017 6:20PM
danny powell
Step on a crack. Break your grandmother's back is one you missed. I like black cats, especially Sammy Davis, Jr. 13 is my lucky number. When I need to knock on wood I just knuckle my head. The reason superstitions hang around is because people are dumb enough to believe them.
Apr 2, 2017 4:14PM
Interesting although they never mentioned breaking a mirror and having 7 yrs bad luck
Apr 2, 2017 5:23PM
My Mother warned me not to buy chef knives as a gift. A knife or set of knives would sever the relationship!
Apr 2, 2017 5:33PM
Gary S. Hughes
Apr 2, 2017 5:59PM
Karla Crary
Enjoyed reading about some of these old superstitions.
Apr 8, 2017 11:01PM
Ian MacBrown
Never knew about whistling backstage. Thanks for the warning. LoL.
Apr 10, 2017 6:45PM
Evelyn Dania Cooke
Excuse the theologian in me coming out again, but Jesus's purpose on earth was to die for the sins of mankind. He knew he would be arrested that night and crucified. So if bad luck had anything to do with it, then it would have been bad luck for the rest of us had that little soiree not happened. I was married to the most superstitious man on earth. Apart from all of the above, he was also afraid of 666 because it was the devil's number. 999 was the devils number upside down. 69 was also bad, and so was 15 because that was the sum of 6 and 9.
Aug 7, 2017 6:22PM
Ginnie Stone
Sep 26, 2017 5:08PM
I love Ted Talks. Thank you for the tutorial on superstitions. They are harmless, but believing in them can hurt us, as such; 'knock on wood'. Ha-ha-ha.
Oct 2, 2017 6:23PM


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