Superstition is a notion or belief, not based on experience, knowledge or reason. The word is usually used to refer to people’s beliefs considered irrational. Superstitions are a huge part of many people’s daily lives. Some people cannot finish a meal without throwing a pinch of salt over their left shoulder, while some people cannot stand the thought of stepping on cracks in the sidewalk. You will not believe but some superstitious beliefs are far weirder than others. Take a look at some of the strangest superstitions from around the world.

Chewing Gum

According to the author of Black Cats and Four Leaf Clovers, Harry Oliver, people in Turkey believe that if a person is chewing gum at night in Turkey, they are in fact chewing rotting dead flesh.


Some individuals think that to keep nightmares away and to bring good luck, they must hang a horseshoe on a doorknob or in their room with its ends pointing upwards. The belief arises from the fact that a horse shoe is made of iron, therefore, it can ward off evil spirits that may haunt people in their dreams, and has 7 holes, which is considered a lucky number.

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