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World's Weirdest Superstitions: Rubbing the Intihuatana Stone, Machu Picchu

Danita Delimont / Alamy

Rubbing the Intihuatana Stone, Peru

At Machu Picchu, one of the world’s most awe-inspiring sites, the Intihuatana Stone is aligned with astronomy and the sun’s patterns. Shamanic legends say certain sensitive people can peek into the spirit world when they rub their forehead against the stone—whose name translates poetically to “Hitching Post of the Sun.”

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