The most common old wives' tale about itchy noses is that they mean a person is coming to visit. If it is the right nostril, the visitor is female, and if it is the left nostril, the visitor is male. Another wives' tale states that a person with an itchy nose is about to be kissed by a fool or get into a fight. Meanwhile, internal nose itches signal trouble.Continue Reading
Old wives' tales also explain itching of other body parts. Itchy palms relate to money. A left palm itch means money is coming, and a right palm itch means money is going. A right palm itch also means that the itchy person is going to shake the hand of a fool. Itchy soles of the feet indicate impending travel, and an itchy stomach precedes an invitation to dine.
Itching, burning or ringing ears mean the person experiencing the symptom is the subject of gossip, though the nature of the gossip is under dispute. If the offending ear is the left ear, the subject may just have a loved one thinking of him or may have someone speaking poorly of him. If the right ear itches, the gossip may be either positive or negative.Learn more about Superstition
The "clown statue" story is an urban legend in which a murderer, a sex offender or a mentally disturbed person, depending on the version, pretends to be a clown statue in order to escape detection. Typically, the oldest person in the house is a female babysitter, who is watching small children.Full Answer >
If a person has itchy ears it means that someone is talking about them. It depends if the left or right ear is itching as to whether someone is being nice.Full Answer >
Some believe if the first butterfly a person sees in the year is white, she benefits from good luck for the rest of the year. While many superstitions regarding butterflies pertain to good luck, others involve butterflies as souls, weather predictors and omens of death.Full Answer >
The superstition about a person's ear ringing is that it means someone is talking about them. According to the superstition, if the left ear is ringing, someone the person knows is saying something good about them. If the right ear is ringing, someone is saying something bad about the person.Full Answer >