So many people died by ringing church bells in storms, due to the belief that it would disperse thunder, that the practice was banned by the Parlement of Paris.
Those who believe in toilet gods hold that they can be appeased by praying, eating or offering rice, clearing one’s throat, or biting the toilet.
France banned an ad depicting Jesus as a female because of its “intrusion on people’s innermost beliefs”.
Ancient Romans believed eyelashes fell out from excessive sex and that long lashes indicated purity and chastity.
In Iceland, belief in elves is still prevalent enough to hinder building projects. In Dec of 2013, Elf Advocates urged the Icelandic Road and Coastal Commission to abandon a highway project for fear of disturbing an elf habitat that includes an elf church.
During the search for one of the girls Ariel Castro kidnapped a psychic told her mother that her daughter was dead and “in water”. The mother of the daughter was devastated and took down all flyers of her daughter and died in 2006 before her daughter was later found alive in 2013.
Astronomer Percival Lowell believed that he was the first person to observe canals on Venus, but because of a faulty adjustment of the eyepiece of his telescope, he was in fact looking at the blood vessels in his own eye.
The ancient Egyptians thought the function of the brain was to produce snot.
There was a Christian movement in the 12th-14th centuries that believed that the God from the Old testament was in fact Satan.