Some people have beliefs and practices that can be considered strange and unusual. Some of these irrational fears and beliefs are called superstitions.
They often arise from common folk beliefs such as magic, culture, fear of the unknown, or even traumatic experiences. Surprisingly, many popular celebrities subscribe to bizarre superstitious beliefs.
Check out this list and see for yourself:
Actress Lucille Ball (1911–1989) refused to stay in hotels with pictures of birds. Lucille avian aversion started on the day that her father died when she was three years old. A bird entered their home and was trapped. The traumatic events that happened during that day resulted in her lifelong fear of birds.
Gustav Mahler (1860–1911) named his ninth symphony “The Song of the Earth” to cheat death. His fear of naming it by number began when composers including Schubert and Beethoven died after they finished their ninth symphonies. Somehow it worked and he was able to write his 10th symphony – although not long enough to perform it.
Basketball superstar Michael Jordan wore a University of North Carolina shorts as lucky charm beneath his Chicago Bulls. This was the reason why he began wearing longer basketball shorts which later became a trend in the industry.
Famous author Charles Dickens (1812–1870) had a navigational compass which he took everywhere. He also faced the north direction whenever he slept. He believed that both enhanced his writing and creativity.
Academy Award-winner John Wayne (1907–1979) freaked out whenever he saw a hat on top off a bed. He believed that it was bad luck.
Diane von Furstenberg
Fashion icon and designer Diane von Furstenberg has a lucky coin which she tapes in her shoe before a runway show. The gold 20-franc coin was a gift from her father who hid it in his shoe during World War II.
Book author John Steinbeck (1902- 1968) wrote his books by hand using an impeccably sharpened Blackwing 602 pencils. He didn’t use any other kind of pencil.
Scientist, diplomat, and author Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) had a habit of starting his day with a cold air bath. He would sit without clothes facing an open window for one hour while writing or reading.
These may seem odd to many but for these famous people, their superstitious beliefs keep them away from bad luck.
Warner Bros. Eyeing Michael B. Jordan To Replace Henry Cavill As Superman
This would be intense.
Michael B. Jordan played the villain in Black Panther, but he may be the next black superhero. After actor Henry Cavill walked away from DC Comics, Warner Bros. is on the prowl for another Superman, and it may be Jordan.
After news broke that Cavill is quitting Superman, a report revealed that the entertainment company is considering some actors to replace him. Unfortunately, that film won’t start production anytime soon because the focus has shifted to Supergirl since Cavill’s departure.
Henry Cavill is reportedly done with the role of Superman.
14 Celebrities And Their Doppelgängers Outside Hollywood
#8 could be twins!
There is something so mesmerizing about a celebrity doppelgänger. A person who looks a lot like another person is so simple, yet so fascinating that it blows our minds every single time.
Some people may never find their look-alike, but some have won the long-lost-twin jackpot. Here are 14 side-by-side snaps of Hollywood celebrities and their counterparts outside Tinseltown.
1. George Clooney
Scientific Study Confirms Freddie Mercury Is The Greatest Singer Ever
For once, he had a different vibrato than most humans!
Freddie Mercury has one of the most recognizable voices in the history of music. Together with his band Queen, the late singer-songwriter displayed his impressive volcal range in classic rock hits such as “Another One Bites The Dust,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “I Want To Break Free,” “Radio Ga Ga,” “We Are The Champions,” and “We Will Rock You,” to name a few.
That list, of course, will not be complete without mentioning the massively-popular epic “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which also happens to be the title of an upcoming movie about Mercury’s life.