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    Quote Originally Posted by basuotoko View Post
    Eating peanuts will make your nose bleed.
    OK, I must admit - I had believed eating too many peanuts will make my nose bleed til I read this thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by misa.j View Post
    • You won't be able to be present at your parents' death if you clip your nails at night.
    I heard that this is kind of a play on words.
    clipping your nails at night = 夜爪を切る
    - 夜 has the same pronunciation as 世(world, life)
    - 爪 sounds like つめる(to shorten)
    So, it leads to this superstition, clipping your nail at night can make your life shorter!

    I know these beliefs are just beliefs, but I can't help acting on these supersitions just to avoid bad luck

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    Yeah. God knows what they are based on. Some of them may be true. I think http://www.snopes.com is a good site to find out if Urban Legends and superstitions are true, because it seems that these beliefs aren't only held in Japan but they are world wide superstitions.

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    How about the one that if you eat too much chocolate you get a nose bleed?
    My host mother worried alot in the beginning when I was eating japanese chocolate..

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    How about these nose bleeds when you are looking at J-rockers.... ?

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    Or when you see someone really hot/pretty and have nose bleeds?
    My host grandma told me that if I saw a maiko/geisha I would have a nosebleed....

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    It seems to be a common thing that looking at hot people will give you a nose bleed. I've seen it in TV shows, anime, manga, music videos. It happens all the time. Not sure about real life though. Is that one just in Japan???

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    I heard the following superstitions:
    Going to bed naked will give you a headache.
    Drinking sweet mineral water will keep you sexual organ healtier.
    Leaving a toilet's open while you sleep will make you a restless !
    Eating dried bread will make your earache.
    Leaving a bottle of water outside your home will keep cats away.
    I was born and brought up in Iran, a beautiful country full of history.
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