There has been a little drama around the place lately so when
the chores were done it was time for reading. When I came upon
the Old Farmer’s Almanac newsletter, I hit paydirt. Their post
is called “100 Ways To Avoid Dying”.
The claim is the list was compiled by students of folklore
and anthropology based on beliefs from all over the U.S. of A.
Some of these make no sense to us while others do and we’ll
share a few here.
For instance, we couldn’t figure out how placing a broom on a
bed could be fatal or how you would live longer if you kept
your cats off the piano keys. That one’s easy for us as we
don’t have a piano.
Another one that made no sense to us is never carry a peacock
feather into a house. Do others keep their jealous peacocks in
We wondered what part of the country number 30 came from
which says never wear another’s new clothes before they have
worn them. Although I would imagine breaking into someone
elses house and trying on their clothes might get you shot.
39 states- be sure that someone else cooks your birthday
42 says don’t sing in bed, but one could see where that act
may enrage an insomniac.
50 I do every year. It says absolutely no haircuts in March.
That could be how I made it to 66.
52 left the wife and I scratching our heads. It states- don’t
let two people comb your hair at once.
81- never sell a dog.
But our favorite is number 100- Whatever you do, don’t let a
lizard count your teeth. I don’t think that will be a problem.
If you wish to see the entire list, use the link above. Enjoy
our Tuesday, before we know it Wednesday will be here.
Comments are always welcome.