TEN FUCKING STRANGE METHODS PEOPLE USE TO PREDICT THE FUTURE

As a research psychologist, I tend to use some anthropology in forming ideas. That being said, I've found some weird shit digging around google scholar. Some form of predominantly nonscientific divination is found in pretty much all cultures on the planet -- usually in the form of divination by palm reading. Not the fucking case in other places:
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    Anthropomancy – divination by the entrails of men.
    Yes, some people use the guts of other people to try to foresee the future. Usually they're dead already. Usually.
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    Armomancy – divination by the shoulders of beasts.
    Try catching a rhino and then try rubbing its shoulders and chanting.
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    Belomancy – divination by arrows.
    As in, shooting arrows straight up in the air and just fucking seeing where they land. If you're Irish at all, chances are some of your ancestors did this.
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    Gastromancy - divination by stomach noises.
    I sometimes lay on bae's tummy to decide what to wear in the mornings.
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    Gyromancy – divination by walking in a circle until the subject falls over from dizziness.
    This actually still happens at New Jersey clubs along the coast.
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    Myomancy – divination by movements of mice.
    If this were real, rat kings would have been to blame for most wars. Oh, you don't know what a rat king is? Google it.
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    Omphalomancy – divination by knots on the umbilical cord.
    Surprisingly not the fucking creepiest thing done with umbilical cords. Some people just grill it (along with the placenta) to make the weirdest breakfast sausages ever cooked. Sorry for the imagery.
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    Onychomancy – divination by the health of fingernails.
    Finally! A reason to keep taking biotin!
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    Rhapsodomancy – divination by random selection of a line of poetry.
    I usually use shitty poetry I wrote in high school for this.
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    Tyromancy – divination by cheese.
    This is the weirdest one of all. People used to watch cheese as it coagulated and try to predict the future that way. You know, foretelling how many years you have left by the number of holes/amount of mold. It was also closely related to myomancy -- people would write answers on separate pieces of cheese, put them in a cage, and let the mice decide the future. You could probably do something very similar with your cat.