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Here is a list of 40 classic Chinese superstitions:
When having a baby
- If you’re pregnant, use of glue will cause a difficult birth.
- If you strike an animal during pregnancy, the newborn child will look like that animal and behave like one.
- You should never praise a newborn baby because it will invite evil spirits and ghosts.
- A concave navel means a prosperous life.
- A baby with more than one hair crown will be mischievous and disobedient.
- A baby with wide and thick ears will live prosperously.
Before you get married
- Wedding clothes should be red, yellow and/or white.
- Wearing black, blue or gray will bring bad luck to the marriage.
- Couples with the same surname cannot marry; even if they are not related, they still belong to the same ancestry.
- A boy, preferably born a Dragon, must roll over the newlywed’s matrimonial bed to ensure good luck and a baby boy.
- Never marry someone who is older or younger by 3 or 6 years.
Good Feng Shui
- The number of steps in a staircase should be even-numbered.
- It is bad luck to have two room doors face each other.
- It is bad luck if your door or gate directly faces a road.
- Don’t build your house facing the north.
- The master’s bedroom should not be situated right above the garage.
- The dining area should not be under a second-floor toilet.
Going to funerals
- An improper funeral will bring ill fortune and disaster.
- Statues of deities must be covered with red cloth of paper.
- Mirrors must be hidden; a person who sees the reflection of the coffin will have a death in his/her family.
- White cloth must be hung across the doorway of the house.
- The deceased’s children and grandchildren should not cut their hair for 49 days.
- After leaving a wake, do not go straight home lest the ghost of the dead follows you.
Lucky and unlucky colors
- Red is the color of blood or life and will bring happiness, wealth, fame, and good luck.
- Black is the color of feces and is associated with evil, disaster and bad fortune.
- White is the color of mother’s milk. It symbolizes moderation, purity, honesty and life and balances red and black.
Lucky and unlucky numbers
- The luckiest number is eight because its Chinese word also means “prosper”.
- The unluckiest number is four as it sounds like the Chinese word for death.
- Seven can also signify death.
- The number one means loneliness.
- The number “9″ is good, because nine in Cantonese sounds like the word “sufficient”.
- Clipping toenails or fingernails at night is bad luck; the person will be visited by a ghost.
- If a dog howls continuously at night, this means death.
- Hearing a crow cawing between 3 and 7 am means the hearer will receive gifts; hearing a crow caw between 7 and 11am means rain and wind; and between 11am and 1pm means quarrels.
- If a man’s ears burn between 11pm and 1pm, there will be harmony between him and his wife; if they burn between 1 and 3 in the afternoon, a guest will soon arrive.
Things you should never do
- Beating a person with a broom will rain bad luck upon that person for years.
- Wearing a moustache is considered bad luck.
- Never point at the moon or your ears might get chopped off.
- Don’t sweep the floor on New Year’s Day lest you sweep away the good fortune.
- Don’t keep a pet turtle or it will slow down your business.
On Friday, an Indonesian woman gave birth to the heaviest baby boy in the country – - a record 19.2 lbs (8.7 kg). The parents named him, Akbar, or the Great One in Arabic.
The baby boy was born via cesarean delivery to a mother who is diabetic.
The father was happy that the mother and baby are doing well, but worried about feeding a third mouth, especially, hoping that he “can afford to feed the baby enough, because he needs more milk than other babies.”
Due to the size of the baby and the news he generated, people from all over the world and from villages in Indonesia were making a trip to take a peak at the newborn. Crowds were seen pushing to get a peak at the 24 inches baby at Abdul Manan hospital in the northern town of Kisaran on the island of Sumatra.
The baby’s extreme weight was the result of feeding on its diabetic mother. He fed nonstop while inside the mother, and given the excessive glucose from the mother’s body, grew to his current size when delivered.
This is third of three children that the parents have. The two other children’s weight were 11.6 lbs and 9.9 lbs at birth.
The former Indonesian record holder was a 14.7-pound (6.7-kilogram) baby boy born on the outskirts of the capital, Jakarta, in 2007.
Guinness World Records cites the heaviest baby as being born in the U.S. in 1879, weighing 23.75 pounds (10.4 kilograms). However, it died 11 hours after birth. The book also cites 22.5-pound (10.2-kilogram) babies born in Italy in 1955 and in South Africa in 1982.
Source: AP News