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Bad Feng Shui:
- China is the reason why most
pencils are yellow! It's true. During the 1800s, the best
graphite (also known as "lead" in pencils) in the world came from
China. American pencil-makers wanted a special way to tell people
that their pencils contained Chinese graphite. In China, the
color yellow is associated with the ideas of "royalty" and
"respect". American pencil manufacturers began painting their
pencils yellow to share this "regal" feeling with China.
- In ancient China, they looked
at the dark and light areas of the moon and pictured a rabbit and a
toad. The story: They were making magic medicine.
Shui: Pronounced feng-shway. Feng Shui is a Chinese
system of determining the luckiest places to put things. It means
"wind and water", because the system seeks harmony with natural
forces. It's believed by many that your home, business, or family
tomb will bring you bad luck if you have bad feng shui. If these
things are not in the right places, your luck will be bad.
- Living on top of a hill is bad
luck because your luck and money could roll out the door.
- Living under an overhanging
rock, because it could fall on you.
- Living at the bottom of a hill
near a straight driveway is bad because it can send "killing" forces
toward the house.
Examples of Good Feng Shui:
- Living near a body of
water. Water is a life-giving force.
- Living near a winding
driveway. Curves fool demons, which fly in straight lines.
- Living with your house halfway
up south-facing slope. It will be less windy than top, and sunny
in the winter.
There is actually such a thing as a feng shui expert
you can hire who will come and check over your house to see if
everything's okay. You might be told to move a door, install a
fountain, or put up a mirror to keep evil forces away among other
If neighbors do not like each other, they will get
into feng shui wars that erupt when neighbors put up mirrors to reflect
each other's bad luck.