Posts tagged "superstitions"

10 New Year’s Traditions And Superstitions

Most people will bring in 2011 by watching the New Year's countdown in Times Square, going to church or attending a party. Kissing someone hot and sexy, whether a current flame or a potential new one, is a high priority at the stroke of midnight. But there are other, lesser-known traditions. If 2010 wasn't that…

By: Annika Harris / December 31, 2010

Jewelry Superstitions: Why Wearing Diana’s Ring May Be A Bad Omen For Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton's engagement ring just so happens to be a hand-me-down from the late Princess Diana. Although this family treasure is very dear to Prince William’s heart, the superstitious among us would agree that Kate should never have accepted it. Why? Well, because it's widely believed that jewelry can be cursed. Take the Hope Diamond,…

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 17, 2010

A Frog Wedding To Appease Rain God

Oh, Hindu rain god, won't you please bless this Indian village with rain so defenseless, independent frogs won't be forced to marry? Villagers in the northeastern In the northeastern state of Asam, marrying frogs is a local custom that villagers say appeases the rain god after a drought. There hasn't been any rain for the…

By: Annika Harris / June 3, 2009

Italian Courts Get Their Laws On Men’s Bodies

While the Italian Court of Appeals has got its defendants by the balls, they just brought their fist down on every fellow countrymens'. In a landmark case involving a mechanic being sued for what he claimed was merely jock itch, the court ruled that it is indecent to grab your junk in public. Although the…

By: Simcha / February 29, 2008