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2012-07-13 11:47:11 AM  
no bikinis?
I stopped at swedish and was expecting bikinis
sigh
 
2012-07-13 12:25:47 PM  
Walking under ladders, opening umbrellas indoors, stepping on cracks, spilling salt... I think we now know where some of the more famous American superstitions came from.
 
2012-07-13 12:27:40 PM  
Slideshow that you have to scroll down to see the content and refreshes the entire page? Fail.

Im not reading the farking list, but none of them are probably as silly as the Korean Fan thing.
 
2012-07-13 12:29:51 PM  
I'm superstitious of slideshows. Every time an advertisement appears between each slide death is closer than it was before viewing the slide show.
 
2012-07-13 12:30:00 PM  

Cyno01: Slideshow that you have to scroll down to see the content and refreshes the entire page? Fail.

Im not reading the farking list, but none of them are probably as silly as the Korean Fan thing.


This. Sorry, subby. One of the hazards of submitting links from The Local.
 
2012-07-13 12:34:16 PM  

namatad: no bikinis?
I stopped at swedish and was expecting bikinis
sigh


done in one.
 
2012-07-13 12:35:17 PM  

namatad: no bikinis?
I stopped at swedish and was expecting bikinis
sigh


The "Team" is Superstition #10.
 
2012-07-13 12:35:39 PM  
It loads a transparency for some damned thing or other that you have to click to get rid of before accessing the content, an external link to a Gottverdammt slideshow which is periodically interrupted by ads? Oh, hell no.
 
2012-07-13 12:37:49 PM  

Cyno01: Slideshow that you have to scroll down to see the content and refreshes the entire page? Fail.

Im not reading the farking list, but none of them are probably as silly as the Korean Fan thing.


Another link to a link to a slideshow. The German superstition comments tried to be witty, but weren't. I'm not falling for this again.
 
2012-07-13 12:42:49 PM  
 
2012-07-13 12:44:37 PM  
Do they have the one where if a wife has sex with her husband after he says "two are enough, I don't want to have more", then the whole family will die horribly so she never has anymore sex with him to ensure this doesn't happen?

'Cause that's the only explanation for what happened with my ex-wife.
 
2012-07-13 12:45:17 PM  
According to Swedish superstition, to spill salt gives bad luck. This suggest that the people pictured above may be in serious danger. They may not have spilled it but there is evidently a whole lot of salt on the ground which surely means something.

I'm guessing their fashion sense was the first thing to go.
 
2012-07-13 12:51:32 PM  
www.ihookupvegas.com

Thought I would just drop this in here then go home for the weekend.
 
2012-07-13 12:52:06 PM  
First Germans, now Swedes. When oh when will they ever get to the Vulcans?
 
2012-07-13 12:54:00 PM  
cgraves67
According to Swedish superstition, to spill salt gives bad luck. This suggest that the people pictured above may be in serious danger. They may not have spilled it but there is evidently a whole lot of salt on the ground which surely means something.

I'm guessing their fashion sense was the first thing to go.


And eventually people said that if you spilled salt it summoned the Devil himself. So you had to throw a pinch over your left shoulder in order to him him in the eye to blind him. Presumably he had to go back to hell to find an eyewash station or something. It's eternal torture, but they do apparently have OSHA rules for employees I guess.

Anyhow... My own theory on all of this is that we know Salt itself has been valuable throughout history. So much so that sometimes it was even used as a currency. So with salt being so valuable you wouldn't want to spill it. So it was probably some frustrated parent, tired of their idiot kids spilling the shiat at the dinner table and wasting money figured that scarring them with tales of bad luck and demons was the only way to get their dumbshiat kids to stop spilling the goddamed salt they worked so hard to get.

It's just a theory though.
 
2012-07-13 12:59:07 PM  
10. Not giving directions to the closest local town to the the girls of the bikini tour is also bad luck.

lunkiandsika.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-07-13 01:01:31 PM  

monoski: [www.ihookupvegas.com image 530x795]

Thought I would just drop this in here then go home for the weekend.


Surprised that's not called the Spank Bank.
 
2012-07-13 01:14:54 PM  
I guess it must just be because I grew up in Minnesota, but those superstitions seem pretty much what I grew up with. Except for the pepper pepper thing, and spitting at cats.
 
2012-07-13 01:15:51 PM  
Caution: heather at home brings death

img2.timeinc.net

Don't take her home. Don't do it!

/Hot
 
2012-07-13 01:20:12 PM  
FTA: If this guy is sneezing, bring your raincoat.
www.thelocal.se
 
2012-07-13 01:20:20 PM  
Perhaps the worst link ever submitted to Fark, in both content and ease of navigation.

Not worth the zero dollars I paid for it.
 
2012-07-13 01:27:05 PM  
Thread needs moar Swedish girls in bikinis or something.

www.uspsa2.org

www.hogwild.net

www.yourinstantdomains.com

www.topvisser.nl

images.sneakhype.com

image.xyface.com

www.thebounce.co.za
 
2012-07-13 01:31:32 PM  
www.capitalwine.ca
 
2012-07-13 01:36:58 PM  
I thought Swedish superstition was that it was good luck to have hard to assemble, poor quality furnature that often comes boxed with missing pieces.
 
2012-07-13 01:39:52 PM  
www.hogwild.neti50.tinypic.com
 
2012-07-13 01:40:15 PM  
What a Saab story
 
2012-07-13 01:41:25 PM  

Claude Ballse: cgraves67
According to Swedish superstition, to spill salt gives bad luck. This suggest that the people pictured above may be in serious danger. They may not have spilled it but there is evidently a whole lot of salt on the ground which surely means something.

I'm guessing their fashion sense was the first thing to go.

And eventually people said that if you spilled salt it summoned the Devil himself. So you had to throw a pinch over your left shoulder in order to him him in the eye to blind him. Presumably he had to go back to hell to find an eyewash station or something. It's eternal torture, but they do apparently have OSHA rules for employees I guess.

Anyhow... My own theory on all of this is that we know Salt itself has been valuable throughout history. So much so that sometimes it was even used as a currency. So with salt being so valuable you wouldn't want to spill it. So it was probably some frustrated parent, tired of their idiot kids spilling the shiat at the dinner table and wasting money figured that scarring them with tales of bad luck and demons was the only way to get their dumbshiat kids to stop spilling the goddamed salt they worked so hard to get.

It's just a theory though.


My thought is that centuries ago people may have accidentally spilled salt on their farmland or something. Enough to prevent plants from growing where the salt was spilled. When their plants didn't grow they'd assume there was a supernatural reason brought on by spilling the salt, rather than realizing the salt caused it directly.

Just my guess, though.
 
2012-07-13 02:09:31 PM  
I wonder which Swede did all of these to make the sun go away and trap them in eternal soshalizzum.
 
2012-07-13 02:18:31 PM  
Nothing about møøse bites?

I've heard they can be pretti nasti
 
2012-07-13 02:38:54 PM  

namatad: no bikinis?
I stopped at swedish and was expecting bikinis
sigh


Browse the sidebar on the right of the page, where you'll find stuff like this:

www.thelocal.se

www.thelocal.se

www.thelocal.se

Still no bikinis, though.
 
2012-07-13 02:51:29 PM  

Cyno01: Slideshow that you have to scroll down to see the content and refreshes the entire page? Fail.


Doesn't Firefox have a "deslide" addon or something? Now I just need one for Chrome.
 
2012-07-13 06:39:22 PM  
memedepot.com
 
2012-07-14 11:07:20 AM  
2. Is the heather bad or is it bad to pick wildflowers? I know it's bad luck to pick sea grass on a Florida beach if a cop sees you doing it.

7. What about the poor guy salting the road before/during a snow storm?
 
2012-07-14 10:28:36 PM  

Phantom_Lord: Claude Ballse: cgraves67
According to Swedish superstition, to spill salt gives bad luck. This suggest that the people pictured above may be in serious danger. They may not have spilled it but there is evidently a whole lot of salt on the ground which surely means something.

I'm guessing their fashion sense was the first thing to go.

And eventually people said that if you spilled salt it summoned the Devil himself. So you had to throw a pinch over your left shoulder in order to him him in the eye to blind him. Presumably he had to go back to hell to find an eyewash station or something. It's eternal torture, but they do apparently have OSHA rules for employees I guess.

Anyhow... My own theory on all of this is that we know Salt itself has been valuable throughout history. So much so that sometimes it was even used as a currency. So with salt being so valuable you wouldn't want to spill it. So it was probably some frustrated parent, tired of their idiot kids spilling the shiat at the dinner table and wasting money figured that scarring them with tales of bad luck and demons was the only way to get their dumbshiat kids to stop spilling the goddamed salt they worked so hard to get.

It's just a theory though.

My thought is that centuries ago people may have accidentally spilled salt on their farmland or something. Enough to prevent plants from growing where the salt was spilled. When their plants didn't grow they'd assume there was a supernatural reason brought on by spilling the salt, rather than realizing the salt caused it directly.

Just my guess, though.




So like "salting the earth" then? Another possible origin.
 
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