Folklore & Superstition
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.
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Grey vs. Gray: A Difference in Color or Just in Spelling?
What to Say When Someone Dies (Plus 8 Phrases to Avoid)
Who Was the First Person to Speak English?
What's the Science Behind Mood Rings?
10 Things We Love to Hate About the '70s and '80s
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5 Family Traditions for New Babies
5 Family Anniversary Traditions
5 Family Traditions for Daughters
What Are the Most and Least Popular Birthdays in the U.S.?
The Firm vs. the Family: How Does the British Monarchy Really Work?
What's the Difference Between a Duke and an Earl?
How the Millennial Generation Works
Millennials Are Making Birthday Cards a Thing Again
Nope, Boomers and Xers Don’t Work Harder Than Millennials
The Bloody Origins of the Phrase 'Caught Red-Handed'
60 Cheeky British Slang Words and Phrases
How the Word 'Hack' Became So Hacked
How to Keep Your Jack-o'-lantern From Rotting
What Does the Poinsettia Have to Do with Christmas?
The Joy of the Holiday Poinsettia
12 Countries With Red and White Flags
9 Countries With Blue-Yellow-Red Flags
13 Countries With Green-White-Red Flags
Who Keeps the Ring if the Engagement Ends in a Breakup?
Is Sleeping in Separate Beds a Relationship Buster?
There's More Than One Way to Be Monogamous
Kukulkan: The Feathered Serpent of Maya Mythology
Quetzalcoatl: A Feathered Serpent Deity of Mesoamerica
Who Wrote the Bible? 3 Theories for Biblical Authorship
A Look at Teratophilia: The Attraction to Monsters
5 Facts About the World's Largest McDonald's
Check Out the Human Library, Where the Books Are People
Quiz: Finish That Jingle!
How One Woman Unexpectedly Became the Voice of Siri
There's a Healthier Way to Consume Your Media
Explore full moon superstitions and their intriguing significance. Uncover cultural beliefs and lunar myths.
Explore the belief that bad luck comes in threes. Uncover origins, cultural influences, and the psychology behind the superstition.
Discover the significance of eye contact cheers. Explore cultural norms, psychological impact, and connection through toasting.
Discover the charm of a wishing well. Explore its cultural significance, beliefs, and the magic of making wishes.
Discover lucky bamboo's significance. Explore its symbolism, care tips, and the positive energy it brings.
Uncover the superstition behind dreams about teeth falling out. Explore their symbolism and diverse interpretations.
Explore the second toe longer than big toe superstition. Discover its significance, cultural beliefs, and interpretations.
Discover the intriguing meaning behind right eye twitching superstitions. Uncover cultural beliefs and facts about this phenomenon.
Explore the intriguing female superstition of right foot itching. Uncover cultural beliefs and meanings. Discover more about right foot itching.
Discover the belief in bird poop good luck. Explore cultural superstitions and meanings. Unveil the positive side of avian encounters.
Explore left foot itching female superstition. Uncover cultural beliefs and meanings. Discover the intriguing world of left foot itching.
Explore the intriguing nose itching superstition. Uncover cultural beliefs and meanings. Delve into the world of superstitious nose itching.
Discover the intriguing itchy palms superstition. Uncover cultural meanings and beliefs. Explore the world of superstitious palm itching.
Explore the meaning of the dead bird omen. Uncover beliefs and interpretations. Delve into the symbolism behind encountering deceased birds.
Explore the captivating world of folklore. Discover origins, myths, and cultural tales. Unravel the essence of What is Folklore in a single click.
Explore profound Crow Symbolism. Unveil meanings & cultural significance. Delve into the mystical world of Crow Symbolism.
Belief in the evil eye has existed since at least 3300 B.C.E. and is found in Jewish, Islamic and Christian cultures of the Mediterranean and Middle East. But why has belief persisted for so long?
By Dave Roos
La Pascualita stands silent and still in the window of a bridal shop in Chihuahua, Mexico. Many say she isn't plastic, but the embalmed corpse of the store's former owner.
By Lauren David
We all grew up playing 'Ring Around the Rosie.' But what does it even mean?
You may have wished upon a star, but have you ever wished upon a rock? Find a lucky wishing stone and give it a try.
By Muriel Vega
Burning sage, aka smudging, has become increasingly popular for the purpose of cleansing energy and promoting healing and wisdom. But what is it exactly?
By Katie Carman
Why have numbers like 2/22/22 been fascinating humans for more than 2,000 years? It has a lot to do with our brains' desire to find meaning and connection.
If you travel to the small Island of the Dolls in Xochimilco, near Mexico City, listen closely. You may hear the whispered conversations of the dolls that hang around.