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This Infographic Details the World's Most Bizarre Beliefs

 - Aug 1, 2014
References: bingofind
This strange superstition infographic lists seven irrational beliefs from all over the world.

A superstition is a "widely held but unjustified belief in supernatural causation leading to certain consequences of an action or event, or a practice based on such a belief." Some of the more common, well-known superstitions include a fear of crossing paths with a black cat, shattering a mirror and receiving seven years of bad luck or knocking on wood for luck. The ubiquitous nature of these superstitions has normalized them, making them seem borderline rational.

However, since the superstitions featured in the infographic are less prominent, they'll really jump out at you. For example, did you know that in Turkey they believe that chewing gum after dark will actually cause it to turn into dead flesh? Talk about bizarre.