20 Weird Superstitions Explained by Experts

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Blessing a Sneeze

It’s become a reflex to bless someone after they sneeze. Little do you know, you could be saving them from damnation. This custom originated with an old superstition that a person’s soul separated from their body when they sneezed.

Saying “Bless you” was a way to keep the devil from swooping in to steal their soul before they recovered.

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