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South Africans Share Funny Things They Believed While Growing Up

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, South Africa, Humor
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Lightning hitting the ground. Some children in Africa are led to believe that lightning will struck them if they are wearing red. Creative Commons photo by Wikipedia user Jessie Eastland.

A humorous hashtag, #ThingsIBelievedInAsAChild [2], has been trending in South Africa, under which people are publishingย a number of funny and superstitious beliefs they had when growing up.

Here's a selection of some of the tweets appearing under the hashtag.

“Divinity” had to be very careful when eating an orange, because:

“Big Boss”ย believed whistling had to be done during the day:

Levi thought height was tied to jumping:

How does the TV work?:

If you see a hearse passing by:

You had to wear your “Sunday best” on, well, a Sunday:

“#Avantgardehipster” believed:

One user shared the following photo to accompany his tweet:

Say what?:

Where do babies come from?:

How can the refrigerator light turn on by itself?:

How do you spot rich folks?:

If you don't want to be toothless all your life…:

“DJASH” thought:

Jik, Colgate, Lux and Sunlight are popular products in Sub Saharan Africa.

Check the weather report before you wear red: