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Folklore and Superstition covers the topics of good luck, bad luck and uncommon wisdom. Discover more about topics like conspiracy theories, urban legends or voodoo.


Facts You Don't Really Need to Know: The Useless Trivia Quiz

Facts You Don't Really Need to Know: The Useless Trivia Quiz

You probably won't use any of these facts, but it doesn't hurt to know them. Get your fill of useless trivia by taking this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Norse Mythology Quiz

The Norse Mythology Quiz

You've probably heard of Thor, but what else do you know about Norse mythology? Test your knowledge with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

From Vulcan to Virgil: The Roman Mythology Quiz

From Vulcan to Virgil: The Roman Mythology Quiz

Roman mythology was influenced by the Greeks, but the stories are still fascinating. Test your smarts on Roman myths with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

From Gaia to Medusa: The Greek Mythology Quiz

From Gaia to Medusa: The Greek Mythology Quiz

Are you a fan of Greek mythology? Test your knowledge with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Dark Fairy Tales Quiz

The Dark Fairy Tales Quiz

Once upon a time, you took a quiz that told of stepsisters dripping blood, cannibal queens and bludgeoned frogs. Welcome, my pretty, to HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Slender Man Works

How Slender Man Works

This creepy Internet sensation might be just a 21st-century version of folklore. Figure out if Slender Man really drove kids to kill at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Folk Cures You Should Never Try

10 Folk Cures You Should Never Try

Family remedies can be chocked full of gold or simply best intentions. Learn which folk cures you should never try at HowStuffWorks. See more »

5 Superstitions With Oddly Rational Origins

5 Superstitions With Oddly Rational Origins

Sometimes a superstition's origins are shockingly sensible — albeit a little outdated. View five superstitions that oddly rational to learn more. See more »

How accurate is Punxsutawney Phil?

How accurate is Punxsutawney Phil?

Is Punxsutawney Phil the groundhog really accurate or is he secretly giggling at us? Find out if Phil can predict the weather. See more »

What are witch windows?

What are witch windows?

Witch windows are rather practical, but the folklore behind the name is a lot more interesting. Discover the story behind witch windows. See more »