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The Encyclopedia of Superstitions

by Richard Webster

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0738712779, Paperback)

Have you ever rubbed a frog on your freckles? 

Trivia fans and fun fact fanatics will adore this fascinating, flickable encyclopedia of superstitions! Richard Webster presents over five hundred of the most obscure, curious, and just-plain-freaky superstitions of the Western world. 

Discover batty beliefs about baldness, beans, and the Bermuda Triangle, and peculiar practices regarding hiccups, hearses, and hunchbacks. From modern myths to centuries-old lore, The Encyclopedia of Superstitions offers a wealth of wonderfully weird beliefs on just about every topic you can imagine: 

Holidays 
Birth   
Death 
Weddings 
Colors 
Gemstones   
Trees 
Flowers 
Fairies 
Weather 
Numbers 
Animals   
Birds 
Insects 
Household Items 
Zodiac Signs 
Gambling 
The Human Body 
Food 

"[T]his reference makes for compulsive browsing."-Publishers Weekly 

 

 

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:00:09 -0400)

Synopsis: Have you ever rubbed a frog on your freckles? Trivia fans and fun fact fanatics will adore this fascinating, flickable encyclopedia of superstitions! Richard Webster presents over five hundred of the most obscure, curious, and just-plain-freaky superstitions of the Western world. Discover batty beliefs about baldness, beans, and the Bermuda Triangle, and peculiar practices regarding hiccups, hearses, and hunchbacks. From modern myths to centuries-old lore, The Encyclopedia of Superstitions offers a wealth of wonderfully weird beliefs on just about every topic you can imagine: Holidays Birth Death Weddings Colors Gemstones Trees Flowers Fairies Weather Numbers Animals Birds Insects Household Items Zodiac Signs Gambling The Human Body Food.… (more)

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