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Ten of the weirdest Danish superstitions

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Ten of the weirdest Danish superstitions
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08:14 CET+01:00
Just in time for Friday the 13th, we break down ten superstitions held by modern-day Danes, from bird poop and elves to the "annoying answer" behind why Danes say 7-9-13 while knocking under the table.

Danes are known as a sensible bunch, but that doesn't mean they don't have their superstitions. 

For instance, did you know that nearly 40 percent of Danes believe in ghosts? Or that 70 percent of them say that they knock under the table while saying 7-9-13? It's true. 

We've got those facts and more – plus a semi-explanation of all this 7-9-13 business – in our list of ten Danish superstitions

See the list here: 10 weird superstitions still believed today

Elves are real!

Note to readers: This post was originally published on February 13, 2015

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