Beliefs and Customs
Wearing a wedding ring on the fourth finger of the left hand dates back to ancient Egypt, where it was believed that the vein of love ran from this finger directly to the heart.
Contrary to popular belief, a swallowed chewing gum doesn't stay in the gut. It will pass through the system and be excreted
If you are taking a class in pistology, you are not studying pistols, but rather, faith.
Scientists believe that diamond rains occur on Neptune and Uranus. The heart of these planets may be a layer of diamonds hundreds of miles thick.
If you could count the number of times a cricket chirps in one minute, divide by 2, add 9 and divide by 2 again, you would have the correct temperature in Celsius degrees.
It is a British Christmas tradition that a wish made while mixing Christmas pudding will come true only if the ingredients are stirred clockwise.
During Victorian times, it was considered bad luck to sign a Valentine's Day card.
Experts insist bright blue cars and yellow cars are the safest to drive.
Giraffes were at one time referred to by Europeans as ""cameleopards,"" believing giraffes were the offspring of camels and leopards.
In the Czech Republic, peas are thrown at brides and grooms rather than rice.
Pregnant mothers carrying boys are less forgetful than those carrying girls.
Ancient Egyptians kissed with their noses instead of with their lips.
Some years before, during his interview with an American Magazine, he said:
'Christianity will end, it will disappear.
I do not have to argue about that. I am certain.
Jesus was ok, but his subjects were too simple, today we are more famous than Him' (1966). Lennon, after saying that the Beatles were more famous than Jesus Christ, was shot six times.
Tancredo Neves(President of Brazil ):
During the Presidential campaign, he said if he got 500,000 votes from his party, not even God would remove him from Presidency.
Sure he got the votes, but he got sick a day before being made President, then he died.
The color red is an indicator of power -- Both men and women are more likely to be attracted to and respect someone wearing this color.