Sanghamitta wrote:Beliefs common in the UK when I was growing up and still found now.
If a woman washes her hair during times of menstruation she will weaken herself and become ill.
" Germs" that cause colds and flu (presumably bacteria and viruses ) live in the grass and so a heavy frost means that there are fewer colds and flu in circulation, because the frost kills them off.
If you swallow chewing gum it can get tangled around your heart,
Smoking cigarettes in the early stages of a cold can stop it developing if you exhale the smoke through the nose.
Smoking cigarettes cures a headache.
Bats can get tangled in your hair and the only way to untangle them is to have all your hair shaved off.
If virgin children plant seeds or bulbs the plants will grow better.
and many many others. There is no culture, including modern western ones , with no folk beliefs
hey dont leave out the US, where millions of people believe
that the earth is only 6000 years old
fortune tellers (just ask our former 1st lady nancy reagan about them!)
that we never made it to the moon
demons can and do take over peoples bodies
global climate change is a hoax
that george w bush would make a great president
that aids was sent by a kind loving god to wipe out homosexuals
and so much more!