If you try to look into a bottle with both eyes, your nose will get stuck.
seeing a spider in the morning brings bad luck, seeing a spider in the evening brings good luck (a commonly cited French superstition)
Tenei ano a mutu, kei roto i tona whare-pungawerewere:
So evil intentions are hidden as a spider in his web.
– Jack Herbert
The story goes: upon completing a highly dangerous tightrope walk over Niagara Falls in appalling wind and rain, ‘The Great Zumbrati’ was met by an enthusiastic supporter, who urged him to make a return trip, this time pushing a wheelbarrow, which the spectator had thoughtfully brought along.
The Great Zumbrati was reluctant, given the terrible conditions, but the supporter pressed him, “You can do it – I know you can,” he urged.
“You really believe I can do it?” asked Zumbrati.
“Yes – definitely – you can do it.” the supporter gushed.
“Okay,” said Zumbrati, “Get in the wheelbarrow…”
“May the day soon arrive when no fair Australian girl shall be allowed, or even be willing, to help gild the wine cup or beer glass with her attractive, and, alas! her most dangerous presence.”
— Archdeacon Francis Boyce, 1893 (The Drink Problem in Australia)