11 Superstitions You’ll Only Understand If You Grew Up In Mississippi
Did you know that at one time, some Mississippians believed eating fried mice would cure small pox? Or that rubbing bacon on a wart would get rid of it? These superstitions, along with several others, were published in an 1889 edition of the Fayette Chronicle (a Jefferson County newspaper). And while they’re not widely known, there are plenty of other superstitions you’ve probably heard growing up in the Magnolia State. Ready to test your knowledge? Here are 11 superstitions most Mississippians will understand.
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So, did you hear these superstitions growing up? Have any to add? Tell us in the comments section.
Though Daniella was born in New York and has lived in a couple of other states, Mississippi has been her home for the past 25 years. After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi, Daniella began to hone her writing skills through various internships, working for The Royal Obsession and Anatomie clothing. In the years since, she’s had the privilege of having her articles appear in several publications, such as Parents & Kids Magazine and Girl Meets Strong. She’s also had the honor of interviewing actress Sela Ward for The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience.
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