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Bizarre Superstitions: The World's Wackiest Proverbs, Rituals and Beliefs
     

Bizarre Superstitions: The World's Wackiest Proverbs, Rituals and Beliefs

by Christopher Cooper
 
In a fun, new format, this worldwide compendium features the most way-out superstitions from the backwoods of the Ozarks to the foothills of Kilimanjaro, with explanations on how many of these beliefs developed.

Every culture has its own strange beliefs, quirky omens, and baffling maxims. A good many of them are collected in this attractive book, along with

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In a fun, new format, this worldwide compendium features the most way-out superstitions from the backwoods of the Ozarks to the foothills of Kilimanjaro, with explanations on how many of these beliefs developed.

Every culture has its own strange beliefs, quirky omens, and baffling maxims. A good many of them are collected in this attractive book, along with interpretations and fascinating background. Find out about Iceland’s dreaded Christmas Cat; why Filipinos dress in polka dots on New Year’s Day; which numbers the Koreans abhor; and lots more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402768316
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
11/03/2009
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,359,696
Product dimensions:
4.80(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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