Top 10 Strangest Superstitions


We all have certain superstitions, even those of us who don’t really believe in the supernatural. For some of us, superstitions aren’t really about mystical phenomena or anything spiritual, but about adhering to certain standards. This being said, there are plenty out there who live out their lives in fear of upsetting the invisible yet almighty balance of the universe, be it karma or whatever they call it. If you’ll bear with us for a few moments, we’ll try to find out what are the ten strangest superstitions people have so we can better understand where they’re coming from.

9Passing a newborn through a ring of cheese

In Medieval England, expectant mothers made groaning cheese. It was a wheel of cheese which matured for 9 months as the baby grew. When the time for birth (groaning) came, the cheese was shared out among family members while putting the outer rind aside. The baby was then passed through the wheel of cheese on christening day. This blessed him with a long and prosperous life according to the myth, a practice no longer being followed these days.