1. Slippery Foods
It’s said it’s best to avoid slippery foods like seaweed soup or noodles before exams because your knowledge will slip out of your brain. Instead, have some sticky foods, like glutinous rice.
2. Cutting your nails
Don’t trim your fingernails at night or suffer the oddly specific consequence of mice eating the clippings, then transforming into a human and taking your form or stealing your soul.
Don’t whistle at night or you’ll summon snakes or ghosts, neither of which sound too pleasant before bed.
4. The number four
“Four” in Korean sounds like the word “death”, so it’s considered unlucky by many people. In fact, similar to the number 13 in North Americal, the 4th floor is even completely omitted from some buildings.
If you’re moving, be sure to move on a “day without evil spirits”; even large companies take this pretty seriously. Also, if it rains on your moving day, you’ll be rich.
If you gift shoes to your significant other, it signifies that they will run away from you. If you do receive a shoe as a gift, pay the gifter a small amount of money so it’s not technically a gift.
7. Fan death
Fans may seem harmless, but there is a belief that having an electric fan on at night will kill you.
8. Shaking your leg
in Korea, shaking your leg translates to shaking off your good luck and wealth.
Don’t jump over any babies! Aside from the obvious safety concerns, it’s believed that jumping over a baby will prevent them from growing.
10. Chicken wings
If you give your boyfriend or husband chicken wings, he might “fly” away.