I grew up hearing these Korean superstitions:
- Don’t throw your toenail clippings in the fireplace or else you’ll have retarded grandchildren. (It’s best to throw nail clippings over water, in the toilet.)
- When you lose a baby tooth, have your mother throw it on the roof. (I don’t know why.)
- Girls and women should not sit on a cold stone surface because it will make them infertile.
- Don’t wear white ribbons in your hair because it is bad luck. White is the color associated with funerals and death.
Have you heard these, and do you have others?