Friday, February 13, 2009

Hilarious food-related superstitions!

On the Chinese New Year, lettuce is said to bring good fortune.


If you see bubbles in your coffee cup, spoon them into your mouth before they burst, and you'll get money from somewhere unexpected. (Like the lawsuit against the coffeehouse that served you the soapy coffee, perhaps?)


Everyone knows the superstition of throwing salt over your left shoulder to keep evil spirits away. Well according to Greek folklore, salt can also be used to get rid of unwanted guests. BTW, Greeks also believe that Tuesday the 13th is unlucky, not Friday the 13th.


To cure baldness, pour rum on a hairless head. (Note: Do not do this to a baldy without warning.)


In some Asian cultures, long noodles represent a long life -- cutting your noodles before eating them is like cutting your life short.