1. Never Turn On Your Computer Monitor Before Your Tower We're really not sure where this comes from or why people do it, but many people insist that you shouldn't turn on your monitor before your computer tower. What do they think they'll see? 2. Always Move Your Mouse Left Before Any Other Direction This is leftover from the days where computer mice were controlled by roller balls, a magnet for dust and dirt. A quick jerk to the left would clear it out quickly. But even today some people are convinced it makes an optical mouse work better. 3. Don't Use Your Laundry Machines or the Dishwasher on a Holiday Living in the South, we've heard this one before: Don't do laundry or dishes on a holiday—some variations specify New Year's Day—or someone you know will die within the year. 4. If Your Computer is Working, Don't Turn it Off Some people deal with older computers that give them nothing but problems. So when the day comes that the machine seems to be up and running well, they almost refuse to use it. Don't mess with the good chakra. Because of course, if you have to restart, your laptop will go back to the devil creature it used to be. 5. Include a Fake Email Address in Your Contacts Some people believe that if you include a bogus email contact that is alphabetically first in your contacts list (like your buddy !0000 at AAAAAA@a.aaa), a computer virus will receive an error message and won't be able to send any infecting emails to the rest of your contact list. Awesome! Except that's not how viruses work. 6. Don't Talk on your Phone When There's Lightning Outside Yes, it's technically possible that you could be killed if you're talking on a landline if there's lightning outside. But even people with cell phones decide to be superstitious and forgo using their phones during a storm. 7. Turn Off the TV or Change Rooms if your Team is Losing As soon as the visitors put up a few points on your hometown team, you need to turn off the TV and stop watching—or at least watch from a different room. Because clearly the Steelers have stage fright from appearing on your 52" HDTV.