9 Strange Superstitions From Around the World

To some, superstitions are nothing more than the facts of life: Things they have grown up knowing. To others, these beliefs are archaic, wonderful, and strange. Check out a few strange superstitions from around the world:

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Chewing Gum in Turkey

Superstitious Turks believe people who chew gum at night are really chewing on the rotting flesh of the dead. Protect yourself from ill omens like these by donning a nazar (evil eye bead or amulet), which are popular all over Turkey, and are often brought home by tourists as souvenirs.