BC: By... Mikee Pallera
1: -Why did people believe in superstitions? -When and where did people hear about superstitions? -When and where did superstitions originated? -How did Friday 13th became famous? -How many different types of superstitions are there? Lets find out!...
2: Superstitions: "Belief, half-belief, or practice for which there appears to be no rational substance."
3: Bell: 1B | Name: Mikee Pallera | Date: 11/18/10
5: When I was a little girl, around the age 4 or 5, my older sister would tell me that there is monsters in my closet that gives me bad dreams, or that if I eat my vegetables, I'll turn green.
6: Superstitions began a long time ago when our ancestors tried to explain events as best as they could with the knowledge they had. For example, let's say that a child, age of 3, got scared when it was thunder storming. A mom, or elder, would say something like,"The angels are bowling."
8: Another example of a superstition is that if you blow out your birthday candles with one blow, your wish will come true. If you use more than one blow, your wish won't come true.
10: Paraskevidekatriaphobia: Fear of Friday the 13th
11: Friday the 13th is a day of superstitions, fear, peril, and dangers. "The reasons why Friday came to be regarded as a day of bad luck have been distorted by the mists of time. From the early 19th century onward, examples abound of Friday's being considered a bad day for all sorts of ordinary tasks, from writing letters to conducting business and receiving medical treatment."
12: Wedding Superstition: The spouse who goes to sleep first on the wedding day will be the first one to die.
15: Triskaidekaphobes: Fear of the number 13
17: Mistletoe in the house protects it from thunder and lightning. It also cures many diseases, is an antidote to poison and brings good luck and fertility.
19: Did you know there are many different types of superstitions? So many that I can't list them all down here! So check this web site out for more! "http://www.corsinet.com/trivia/scary.html"
20: "http://www.squidoo.com/Superstitions-Revealed" "http://www.coolquiz.com/trivia/explain/docs/superstition.asp" "http://www.snopes.com/luck/friday13.asp"