1. Doggie doo doo
It’s not hard to understand why this belief came to be so popular – Have you ever walked the streets of any city in France without stepping in shit? If yes, spread the word and François Hollande will gladly pin the Légion d’honneur on your lapel. So here is how it goes: if you step in dog poop with your right foot, you’re doomed to live a life of despair, but if you step in it with your left foot, it will bring you good luck, albeit you’ll still have to clean that turd-covered shoe of yours.