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One Greek Roman superstition believed that witches could turn themselves into an owl and then they would swoop down and suck the blood of babies. Other superstitions related to witches and owls were: that the owls were messengers for sorcerer's and witches, that they danced together on the graves of the dead and that if you hear the hoot of an owl, then a witch approaches. In today's world, we have learned that most of these owl superstitions are just stories, born in a time when people were fearful and trying to find answers to their lives and environment. However, many of these legends survived over time. Here are some other interesting and somewhat strange superstitions that are linked to owls. An owl hooting or screeching at night could result in the death of a newborn baby, will cause the child to have an unhappy life, or possibly that the baby would become a witch. If the owl was heard screeching during cold weather it signaled that a storm was coming. Owls apparently are the only creatures that can live with ghosts, so if an owl is found nesting in an abandoned house, the place must be haunted. Death is often associated with owls such as if: an owl perches on the roof of your house or hearing an owl hooting constantly nearby. If a traveler dreamed of an owl, then that meant he would be robbed or possibly shipwrecked. A silly owl superstitions is that if you see an owl perched in a tree and you walk around and around that tree, the owl will follow you with it's eyes, turning his head around until he wrings his own neck. (The reality is that an owl cannot turn his head completely around). Not all superstitions were bad. Owls were also believed to bring good fortune in some cultures. An Afghanistan legend states that it was the owl that presented humans with flint and iron so they could make fire. In exchange, man gave owls their feathers. 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This yellow sneakers with black parallel bars' are Japanese Onitsuka Tiger athletic shoes in the early time. Kill Bill is a famous Hollywood film to salute Chinese Kungfu. In the film, UmaThurman, main role, has put on one pair of orange ASICS shoes and yellow tight fitting clothing which is the same to the style of Bruce Lee. This Chinese appearance not only makes yearn and admire for Chinese Kungfu infinitely, but also simultaneously makes us remember the national hero Bruce Lee in the field of movie. Two models of canvas shoes, UmaThurman wears in the play, are originally respective wrestling model as well as taichi model under this wonderful brand. Yellow and black are the classic colors Bruce Lee loves. During the Beijing Olympic Games, taichi model is selected to be the designated sports shoes of the martial arts Taijiquan. As we all know that Bruce Lee loves Onitsuka Tiger. In the field of racing, every driver has his own distinctive racing clothing. Whilst it gradually becomes a fashionable trend to make their own vehicle race shoes. They demonstrate their unique personality adequately through unique style, unique materials and the perfect design. More significantly, they may give the race driver real and correct control sense under foot when racing. It's commom for people on the peak of Pyramid to drive Porche, Lamborghini or Ferrari. In their world, it is very normal and low cost for them to spend 3 40,000 ordering a pair of vehicle race shoes or driving shoes to display their unique individuality. Barack Obama likes basketball and other sports. The athletic shoes he wears were changed from Nike into ASICS after being American president. His way of life and customs includes bracelet belonging to one USA soldier in Iraq, drives Ford instead of Chrysler 300SUV, uses Robert Kennedy's writing table in the Senate Office. It's clear that his clothing, words and manner, personal image undergo the careful consideration. 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