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Top 10 Superstitions We Indians Follow Blindly

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Top 10 Superstitions We Indians Follow Blindly

We in a country where more than half the population literally thrives on baseless superstition. All of us have also been brought you with a set of weird superstitions and most of them simply defy logic. Yet, there are many who refuse to question their rationality and continue to live in blind faith.

Only Indian superstitions will tell you that crow shit is actually good for you. And it gets weirder than this! Here are some superstitions which don’t make sense, but we Indians blindly follow.

Cutting nails and hair on Saturdays brings bad luck

Cutting nails and hair

Cutting nails and hair

We believe that it’s inauspicious to cut hair and nails on Saturday because it angers planet Saturn (shani), which then brings bad luck. However, ask people who cut their hair and nails on Saturdays, and we bet they’ll tell you their hair looked better and their nails neater, and no planet hovered above them with bad luck.

If a black cat crosses your path, your tasks get delayed

a black cat

a black cat

Poor black cats. They are blamed just for being black (no racist joke here). It’s a popular belief in the west too that, if a black cat crosses your path, it’s a bad omen. For the west, the origin of this superstition came from Egypt. Egyptian culture believed that black cats were evil creatures, whereas the Indian explanation is that black represents Shani and therefore brings bad luck. It is said that if a black cat crosses your path, then your day’s tasks get delayed or postponed. Which reminds me, when we were kids and went for our exams, and if a black cat crossed, never once was the exam delayed or postponed.

Omitting the 13th floor from the building.

Omitting the 13th floor from the building.

Omitting the 13th floor from the building.

No explanation for this one, because number 13 is just considered unlucky. Ancient Christianity declared the number thirteen unlucky and therefore till date apartments and hotels skip the thirteenth floor.

Curse of 8.

Curse of 8.

Curse of 8.

According to numerology, the number eight is ruled by the planet Shani (again Shani!) and therefore if you’re ruled by the number eight then there shall be lots of obstructions, limitations and frustrations in your way.

Keeping knives under your bed will drive away bad dreams.

Keeping onions and knives under your bed will drive away bad dreams.

Keeping onions and knives under your bed will drive away bad dreams.

An onion and a knife is kept under a newborn child’s bed to drive away bad dreams. It is also believed that placing an onion under your pillow while you sleep will bring you great insight when dreaming about who your future partner in life will be. We suggest all single people try doing this to prove how wrong this belief is!

You lose your wealth, if you shake your legs.

You lose your wealth, if you shake your legs.

You lose your wealth, if you shake your legs.

Shaking legs is not just a sign of nervousness. It also drives away your wealth. It is believed that if you shake your legs, prosperity will flow away from you. That explains, why we are so broke at the end of the month right!

You might get baldness after shaking the legs is also another superstition in most of the families.

Sweeping floors in the evening drives away Laxmi from the home.

Sweeping floors in the evening

Sweeping floors in the evening

Even if your room is filthy, your mom will not let you sweep the floor in the evening. That’s because Hindus believe that Goddess Laxmi generally visits homes during the evenings (specifically around 6-7 pm), and therefore sweeping will drive her away. This is, of course, assuming that Goddess Laxmi has a problem with basic hygiene.

Yet there is another issue about sweeping when there was no invention of light.  In evening there is too less light and we cannot find any small thing like gold earrings, nose pin,etc  at that time, while along with sweeping dirt we will sweep that small thing away and we will lost it unknowingly.  That is why we should not sweep our home at night or in the evening.  But in today’s ear we have lights then we can find any small thing at any time of the day.

Teen tigada, kaam bigada.

Teen tigada, kaam bigada.

Teen tigada, kaam bigada.

According to the phrase, ‘teen tighada kaam bighada’, anything above two gets difficult to handle. And that a discussion is always better between two people rather than three. However, this was misinterpreted as 3 being unlucky.

Eye twitching.

Eye twitching

Eye twitching

It is considered that the right eye twitching is good for men, and the left one brings good news for women.  It is commonly seen more in Maharashtra.  Ladies use their Mangalsutra to treat on their twitching eyes  and they assume that is the best treatment for eye twitching in this modern era of technology, doctors and scientists.

Crow shit brings luck.

Crow shit

Crow shit

We’re not making up shit if we tell you that crow shit is considered lucky. Hindus believe that crow shit brings ‘laabh’ and that money is on the way. If that was the case, then crows would’ve been the best pets no?

Actually crow cannot be a pet yet, like pigeon in all over the world.  Still we think and judge ourself in this manners of superstition and blind faiths.

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10 Absolutely Cringe Stories Found In The Bible

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The Bible – it’s quite possibly of the most well known and top rated book on the planet. Spreading several thousand years of history, it addresses many topics. In it we track down tales about beginnings, human instinct, realms, salvation, and the apocalypse. Life and passing, joy and gloom, great and malevolence. All of this, and the sky is the limit from there.

There’s a lot of motivation to be found in the Bible, yet in some cases the stories can make you recoil. What follows beneath are a couple of stories that could have caused the characters required to feel a bit (or a ton) on the off-kilter side of things.

So here are 10 Absolutely Cringe Stories Found In The Bible!

Adam and Eve acquaint ponderousness with mankind (Genesis 3)

Adam and Eve acquaint ponderousness with mankind (Genesis 3)-Absolutely Cringe Stories Found In The Bible

Adam and Eve acquaint ponderousness with mankind (Genesis 3)-Absolutely Cringe Stories Found In The Bible

To start this rundown off, we should start with the tale about how Adam and Eve, the main man and lady, found what feeling abnormal was like.

In the whole Garden of Eden God had made for them, just a single tree was beyond reach. They could eat any organic product they needed, insofar as they avoided that one tree. On account of the tricky snake, nonetheless, they decided to disregard God’s order. Thus, they became mindful of their own bareness (indeed, there were different outcomes, yet we should simply zero in on this one).

Consider how awkward you would feel if, in the wake of having lived in negligent bareness with practically no sensations of disgrace, you took a chomp of booty leafy foods understood, “Hold up – I’m stripped!”

Conversing with a jackass (Numbers 22)

Conversing with a jackass (Numbers 22)-Absolutely Cringe Stories Found In The Bible

Conversing with a jackass (Numbers 22)-Absolutely Cringe Stories Found In The Bible

The vast majority would concur that getting remedy can be a lowering and off-kilter difficulty, however at that point again a great many people don’t get rectification from their jackasses. Furthermore, that is obviously what befallen a prophet named Balaam.

In Numbers 22, King Balak of the Moabites, stressed over Israel’s tactical benefit, chose to demand Balaam’s administrations, which comprised basically of gift and additionally reviling individuals relying upon God’s guidance.

Having gotten heavenly authorization to visit the Moabite lord, Balaam outfitted up his jackass and hit the road. In any case, God became irate and dispatched a heavenly messenger with a sword to obstruct Balaam’s way and power the jackass to stop. For reasons unknown, Balaam couldn’t see the holy messenger and continued to beat the scared monster, until at long last it whined about the maltreatment by conversing with him.

Off-kilter, indeed, yet evidently getting possessed by a jackass wasn’t off-kilter enough for Balaam, who carried on a discussion with it until he at last saw the holy messenger. Oopsies.

100 Philistine prepuces (1 Samuel 18)

100 Philistine prepuces (1 Samuel 18)-Absolutely Cringe Stories Found In The Bible

100 Philistine prepuces (1 Samuel 18)-Absolutely Cringe Stories Found In The Bible

Before the attractive, effective, and ridiculously well known David turned into Israel’s top dog, he needed to tolerate a somewhat desirous King Saul, who detested his guts and needed him dead. Hurling lances at David wasn’t working out very well for Saul, so when he found that his girl Michal was enamored with David, he had a thought – put David in a circumstance that would bring about his passing because of Israel’s foes, the Philistines.

To win Michal’s hand, Saul pronounced, David would have to acquire the prepuces of 100 Philistines. As such, if David needed to wed Michal, he needed to go butcher 100 aggressors and bring back the evidence.

In fact, the errand was a self destruction mission, so when David and his men really got back (with an excess), Saul was justifiably stunned and needed to give up his girl.

“What, you’re as yet alive? Also, you have 100 – no, 200!? – Philistine prizes with you, as well? This is abnormal… ”

Noah gets bare (Genesis 9)

Noah gets bare (Genesis 9)-Absolutely Cringe Stories Found In The Bible

Noah gets bare (Genesis 9)-Absolutely Cringe Stories Found In The Bible

You’ve recently endure an overall flood. Life has been totally destroyed. You and your close relatives are currently answerable for repopulating the essence of the earth. So what do you do about it? Plant yourself a grape plantation, brew some wine, get sloshed, and afterward pass out exposed in your tent.

This isn’t something terrible without anyone else, yet while Noah was as yet oblivious his child Ham strolled in. Rather than respecting his dad by concealing him, Ham poked a fun at it to his siblings Shem and Japheth, who answered by strolling in reverse into Noah’s tent and working on his unobtrusiveness without noticing their dad’s bareness.

The people who comprehend the impacts liquor has on one’s way of behaving can presumably connect with the clumsiness Noah could have felt when he got up (“I did what!?”).

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Haman compelled to respect Mordecai (Esther 6)

Haman compelled to respect Mordecai (Esther 6)-Absolutely Cringe Stories Found In The Bible

Haman compelled to respect Mordecai (Esther 6)-Absolutely Cringe Stories Found In The Bible

As a high-positioning authority in the court of the Persian King Xerxes, Haman was outraged one day when a Jew named Mordecai would not show him the kindness of a deferential bow. To seek retribution for his harmed self image, Haman persuaded King Xerxes to allow him to give a declaration that could sanction the killing of all Jews all through the realm (overcompensation, anybody?).

What Haman didn’t understand was that the as of late instated Queen Esther turned out to be a Jew – and Mordecai’s cousin. Moreover, Mordecai was straightforwardly liable for providing data to Esther which presented a plot to kill the lord. Since Esther had the option to start the ball rolling in a good direction for Mordecai, the lord chose to respect him.

Xerxes went to Haman for exhortation about how to respect a man who had satisfied the ruler. Haman, grandiosely expecting that he, at the end of the day, was the one to be respected, concocted a thought as far as what he would have loved for himself. Tragically, Xerxes then, at that point, requested him to complete it for Mordecai.

Consequently, a humiliated Haman had to lead Mordecai – wearing imperial robes and mounted on a regal pony – through the city roads, reporting to everybody that the lord endorsed Mordecai, the man he scorned.

Jesus outs his own double-crosser (John 13)

Jesus outs his own double-crosser (John 13)-Absolutely Cringe Stories Found In The Bible

Jesus outs his own double-crosser (John 13)-Absolutely Cringe Stories Found In The Bible

Double crossers for the most part really like to stay unknown, basically until they have satisfied their goal. Be that as it may, if the individual you need to deceive is the Messiah, you could find yourself incapable to keep up with run of the mill principles of mystery.

Judas is well known for tolerating installment to lead Jesus into foe hands. Curiously, his plot was exposed by Jesus himself while the pupils were eating the Passover dinner one evening.

Subsequent to reporting that a backstabber was in their middle, Jesus chose to make Judas’ mysterious arrangements out of date by explicitly bringing up him. “Need to know who will deceive me? OK, I’ll provide the liable party with this slice of bread,” Jesus said. “Here, Judas – have a slice of bread.” Judas, befuddled and shocked by this occurrence, went out to assemble a crowd of individuals to capture Jesus sometime thereafter in the Garden of Gethsemane.

God affirms his agreement with Abram (Genesis 17)

God affirms his agreement with Abram (Genesis 17)-Absolutely Cringe Stories Found In The Bible

God affirms his agreement with Abram (Genesis 17)-Absolutely Cringe Stories Found In The Bible

At the point when the Lord appeared to the 99-year-old Abram in Genesis 17, he spread out the guidelines for how the pledge between them would be affirmed. In return for being the dad of numerous countries, acquiring the place that is known for Canaan, and becoming productive, Abram expected to 1) walk irreproachably before the Lord, 2) change his name to ‘Abraham’, and 3) cut off piece of his penis.

In fact, since circumcision was at that point rehearsed by other Semitic social classes by then ever, Abram was presumably not excessively stunned by the disclosure that a little piece of his life structures would be undergoing surgery. In any case, I can envision a concise, off-kilter quietness as of now in the discussion as Abram let this specific part of the pledge hit home!

 God advises Hosea to wed a faithless lady (Hosea 1, 3)

 God advises Hosea to wed a faithless lady (Hosea 1, 3)-Absolutely Cringe Stories Found In The Bible

God advises Hosea to wed a faithless lady (Hosea 1, 3)-Absolutely Cringe Stories Found In The Bible

The existence of an Old Testament prophet was not really a charming one. For instance, on account of Hosea – who forecasted in Israel during the rule of the devilish King Jeroboam – God had a really abnormal thought as a primary concern, to be specific: Go wed a whore. Also, coincidentally, she will undermine you.

There was a highlight the clear franticness, obviously. Under Jeroboam’s administration, Israel was excessively bustling erring to try adhering to God’s regulations and orders. By requesting that Hosea take an untrustworthy spouse, God was basically contrasting the evil methods of Israel with a not dedicated lady to her significant other.

Similarly as God anticipated, subsequent to bearing three kids to Hosea, Gomer took another darling. To show that he was so committed to individuals of Israel, God requested Hosea to show unrestricted love to Gomer by repurchasing her from the fella she’d been laying down with.

As it were, this is a wonderful story of pardoning – however at the equivalent, it would likewise be really abnormal to wind up stirred up in that sort of circumstance.

Jacob gets some unacceptable spouse (Genesis 29)

Jacob gets some unacceptable spouse (Genesis 29)-Absolutely Cringe Stories Found In The Bible

Jacob gets some unacceptable spouse (Genesis 29)-Absolutely Cringe Stories Found In The Bible

What better method for misdirecting your focused nephew and future child in-regulation than to guarantee him one little girl’s deliver marriage, and afterward stunt him into wedding your more seasoned little girl? It’s something cool to do, yet that is precisely how Uncle Laban concluded he would treat Jacob in the book of Genesis.

Laban had two girls named Leah and Rachel, and the last’s magnificence enthralled Jacob. To win her as his better half, he consented to turn into Laban’s worker for a long time. Yet, while the big day at long last shown up, the underhanded Laban, with an end goal to offer his most seasoned girl first, spruced up Leah as Jacob’s lady rather than Rachel. The hidden wedding outfit, joined with the obscurity of the marriage chamber, kept Jacob from seeing an issue until the following morning.

Lot and his little girls (Genesis 19)

Lot and his little girls (Genesis 19)-Absolutely Cringe Stories Found In The Bible

Lot and his little girls (Genesis 19)-Absolutely Cringe Stories Found In The Bible

The tale of Lot and his two little girls gives us one more illustration of tipsiness that turned abnormal. In specific cases, drinking wine ought to be stayed away from, particularly in the event that you are living alone in an isolated mountain cave with your children. No one can really tell when a serious instance of interbreeding could strike.

In the wake of escaping from the burning hot no man’s land that had been Sodom and Gomorrah, Lot and the young ladies had ultimately gotten comfortable a hilly district, which probably been in no place thinking about what occurs straightaway. The two girls, maybe chipping away at the supposition that the greater part of the world had been obliterated by hell and damnation, presumed that for them to protect their family line, they would need to get their dad tanked with wine and… better believe it.

For two back to back evenings – one night for every girl – they figured out how to get their dad so totally crushed that he didn’t know about what his own youngsters were doing.

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Top 10 Gross Foods Around the World (& their Taste)

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While going to new spots, attempting the nearby food is dependably significant. Food is a fundamental piece of any culture, and attempting neighborhood food sources can be an advancing and delightful experience. Outlandish, new dishes can be an approach to genuinely encounter the area you are visiting. Flavors your tongue has never tasted are acquainted with your sense of taste. Your stomach needs to process a completely exceptional encounter. The culinary experience of voyaging can be similarly as invigorating as the exploratory one.

So, many spots with altogether different societies than what you are utilized to make weird dishes that you wouldn’t be guaranteed to consider engaging. On your culinary excursion, you might go over sorts of food that flabbergast your cerebrum while making you feel sick topsy turvy. What some should seriously mull over revolting, others think about a delicacy. Envision these preliminaries of taste as a component of the experience.

So here are Top 10 Gross Foods Around the World (& their Taste)!

Haggis, Scotland

Gross Foods Around the World (& their Taste)-Haggis, Scotland

Gross Foods Around the World (& their Taste)-Haggis, Scotland

Haggis, in the same way as other different food varieties on this rundown, is a great illustration of genius, utilizing portions of the creature you commonly wouldn’t ponder eating. Haggis is made with different sheep organs, like the heart, liver and lungs. The organs are blended in with flavors and oats, making an exquisite meat pudding. The combination is then bubbled in an emptied out sheep stomach. A tough dinner for a genuine Scotsman!

Jellied Moose Nose, Northern Alaska And Canada

Gross Foods Around the World (& their Taste)-Jellied Moose Nose, Northern Alaska And Canada

Gross Foods Around the World (& their Taste)-Jellied Moose Nose, Northern Alaska And Canada

Jellied moose nose is viewed as a delicacy by the native people groups of northern Alaska and Canada. This novel dish is made by stewing the nose meat with different other moose parts, (ears, lips, and so on) adding different flavors, chilling it off, adding stock, and refrigerating until the blend turns into a jam, which is subsequently served in a portion structure. This dish isn’t accessible at eateries, however anybody with a gutsy hunger can find jellied moose nose at native dining experiences and celebrations.

Rough Mountain Oysters, Western USA

Gross Foods Around the World (& their Taste)-Rough Mountain Oysters, Western USA

Gross Foods Around the World (& their Taste)-Rough Mountain Oysters, Western USA

We can thank the cattle rustlers of the old west for this um… culinary experience. Rough Mountain Oysters are not shellfish by any stretch of the imagination; this charming name is what the ranchers call bull balls.

At the point when calves are youthful, their gonads are taken out, breaded and southern style to make a strong meat dish. Some look at the rubbery within the “shellfish” to calimari, while others portray them to have a “gamey” taste similiar to venison. These awful young men are as yet famous in the rough mountain states, similar to Colorado and Montana.

Balut, Philippines

Gross Foods Around the World (& their Taste)-Balut, Philippines

Gross Foods Around the World (& their Taste)-Balut, Philippines

Famous in the Phillipines, Balut is viewed as the most strange method for eating eggs on the planet. Balut is produced using hard-heating up an egg with a creating duck-embryo inside. The egg is hard-bubbled after the duck baby has around 12-18 days to shape after preparation. The egg part and the duck embryo are cooked and served in a stock. As appalling as this dish looks, the duck hatchling is said to have an aftertaste like chicken.

Seared Tarantula, Cambodia

Gross Foods Around the World (& their Taste)-Seared Tarantula, Cambodia

Gross Foods Around the World (& their Taste)-Seared Tarantula, Cambodia

For Cambodians, seared tarantula is a unique culinary treat. The bugs are seared in oil and garlic, giving the legs a crunchy outside. Cambodians started eating these dreadful crawlers during the Khmer Rouge, Cambodia’s socialist system of the 70s when food was scant and local people needed to eat anything they might find to make due. In any case, they viewed the tarantulas as sufficient to eat when they weren’t starving to death; today, bugs can be basically as costly as $1 each, a robust cost considering numerous Cambodians live off of $6 per day.

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Sannakji, South Korea

Gross Foods Around the World (& their Taste)-Sannakji, South Korea

At any point needed to eat something actually wriggling on your plate? Sannakji comprises of crude octopus limbs that are thudded onto a plate just after they’re cut from a living octopus. On account of the octopus’ nerve structure, its limbs keep on wriggling even without input from its cerebrum, and they’ll keep on wriggling after you eat them. Truth be told, there are a few cases every time of individuals stifling on Sannakji, since the limbs can grasp onto the rear of your throat. Yowser!

Fugu, Japan

Gross Foods Around the World (& their Taste)-Fugu, Japan

Gross Foods Around the World (& their Taste)-Fugu, Japan

Fugu is a wagering man’s fish… in a real sense. Fugu is a sort of harmful blow fish that contains sufficient toxin to kill 30 individuals; its tetrodotoxin, as indicated by TIME is multiple times deadlier than Cyanide. However, in Japan, fugu is a broadly consumed treat, with north of 10,000 tons of it consumed every year.

In light of the dangers implied, culinary experts should be profoundly prepared in eliminating the toxic substance and should go through 2-3 years of specialty preparing to gain a permit to plan fugu. What’s more, due to this broad preparation, a solitary plate of fugu can cost up to $200.

Hákarl, Iceland and Greenland

Gross Foods Around the World (& their Taste)-Hákarl, Iceland and Greenland

Gross Foods Around the World (& their Taste)-Hákarl, Iceland and Greenland

Hákarl is a conventional nibble in Iceland and Greenland produced using matured shark. After the shark is killed, its meat is restored and is hung drying for 4 to 5 months. The outcome is an off-putting nibble soaked in areas of strength for the of smelling salts.

This is an old strategy of protecting the meat and has been normal practice in the Nordic nations for a really long time. And keeping in mind that local people are utilized to its special taste, guests frequently observe the flavor and smell to be not so great.

Casu Marzu, Italy

Gross Foods Around the World (& their Taste)-Casu Marzu, Italy

Gross Foods Around the World (& their Taste)-Casu Marzu, Italy

Casu Marzu is the world’s most hazardous cheddar and is banned in the EU. Beginning from the Italian island of Sardinia, Casu Marzu is a sheep’s milk cheddar swarmed with live parasites. To set up this extraordinary cheddar, its passed on in a dull cabin to spoil for a few months so that flies can come and lay their eggs in the cheddar. At the point when the eggs hatch, the hatchlings will start to eat the cheddar and leave waste, which gives the cheddar its delicate quality, alongside a rich flavor. Individuals are told to cover their eyes when they eat Casu Marzu, as the hatchlings frequently leap out of the cheddar when upset.

Seared Brain Sandwich, Midwest USA

Gross Foods Around the World (& their Taste)-Seared Brain Sandwich, Midwest USA

Gross Foods Around the World (& their Taste)-Seared Brain Sandwich, Midwest USA

Starting in the late nineteenth 100 years, seared cow minds turned into a famous dish in the Midwest. Nearby slaughterhouses frequently reaped the cerebrums to use as a modest meat to fill a sandwich subsequent to being rotisserie in a skillet.

After distraught cow sickness fired springing up during the 80s, cow minds turned out to be even less engaging than they previously were assuming that is conceivable and blurred into indefinite quality. In any case, there are still places in Missouri and Indiana that serve seared pork cerebrums.

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