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FOLK COLLECTION 8a

Group 2: Belief

Utah State University Student Folklore Genre Collection

Introduction

Date of items: 1960 to present
Collection Processed by: Originally processed by Barbara [Garrett] Walker and William A. Wilson and updated over the years by Fife Folklore Archives staff.
Registered Prepared by: Tricia Harrison and Randy Williams
Date Last Updated: May 2009, Chelsea Amdal
Linear Feet: 8.6
Restrictions: Patrons must sign and comply with the USU Special Collections and Archives Use Agreement and Reproduction Order form as well as any restrictions placed by the collector or informant(s).

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Please cite this collection in the following manner:

FOLK COLL 8a: Group 2: box and item number
collector
Fife Folklore Archives, Special Collections and Archives
Utah State University Libraries, Logan, Utah


Historical Note

The USU Student Folklore Genre Collection consists of folklore items collected by undergraduate students in Utah State University folklore classes from the early 1960s to the present and by undergraduate students in Brigham Young University folklore and anthropology courses during 1960 to 1978. The items are arranged by themes. The collection continues to grow. Click for complete USU Student Genre Collection history.


Provenance

The items in the Student Folklore Genre Collection were collected by USU and BYU students in folklore and anthropology classes as part of course requirements and deposited in the Fife Folklore Archives by the instructor. Duplicates of BYU student items are housed at BYU’s William A. Wilson Folklore Archives. The materials in Group 2: Belief cover the period from the early 1960s to the present. The collection was created in 1978 by William A. Wilson and Barbara [Garrett] [Walker] Lloyd.


Scope and Content

The USU Student Folklore Genre Collection: Group 2: Belief consists of approximately 4,000 individual items of beliefs collected by undergraduate students. Most items include informant, context, text (the folklore item), texture (stylistic notation), and collector data. The materials reflect both insider (esoteric) and outsider (exoteric) views of a folk group and may be prejudiced or stereotyped. Click here for collection disclaimer. The collection is part of a larger student genre collection that is separated into ten distinctive categories. The materials do NOT circulate. Major breakdowns include:

Ailments, Diseases, and Remedies
Physical Attributes
Emotional or Mental Ailments
Signs and Portents of Sickness or Ailments
Anatomical Phenomena as Signs and Portents
Health, Hygiene, Beauty
Love, Courtship, Marriage, Sex
Pregnancy, Birth, Infancy
Dying, Death, Funeral Customs, the Dead
Cooking, Culinary Practices
Beliefs about Food and Eating
In and about the House
Cloth, Clothing, Sewing, Adornment
Prosperity, Wealth
Work, Trades, Professions
Friends, Visitors
Enemies, Thieves, Liars, Murderers
Religious
Leisure Activities - Recreation, Sports, Games
Travel
Good News and Bad News
Good Luck and Good Fortune
Bad Luck
Communication and Language
Wishes
Sleep, Dreams, Nightmares
Holidays and Celebrations
Times, Numbers
Weather, Seasons
Major Storms, Floods, Physical Disasters
Cosmic Phenomena
Plants and Plant Husbandry
Animals and Animal Husbandry
Witchcraft, Ghosts, Magical Practices, Evil Spirits
Fortune Telling, Divination, Humans with Supernatural Powers
Good Spirits
Supernatural Creatures: Fairies, Elves, Leprechauns, etc.
Technology
Ethnic
Places


Inventory

Box 1
1. AILMENTS, DISEASES, AND REMEDIES
1.A.1. Aches and Pains (Folder 1)
1.A.2. Age Spots (Folder 2)
1.A.3. Allergies, Hay Fever (Folder 3)
1.A.4. Amputations (Folder 4)
1.A.5. Anemia (Folder 5)
1.A.6. Animal bites (Folder 6)
1.A.7. Appendicitis (Folder 7)
1.A.8. Arteriosclerosis (Folder 8)
1.A.9. Arthritis (Folder 9)
1.A.10. Asthma (Folder 10)

1.B.1. Baldness (Folder 11)
1.B.2. Bedwetting (Folder 12)
1.B.3. Bleeding (Folder 13)
1.B.4. Blindness (Folder 14)
1.B.5. Blisters (Folder 15)
1.B.6. Blood Abnormalities (Folder 16)
1.B.7. Blood Pressure Irregularities (Folder 17)
1.B.8. Boils, Pimples, Blackheads (Folder 18)
1.B.9. Bowlegs (Folder 19)
1.B.10. Breathing Disorders (Folder 20)
1.B.11. Broken bones (Folder 21)
1.B.12. Bronchitis (Folder 22)
1.B.13. Bruises and Bumps (Folder 23)
1.B.14. Bunions (Folder 24)
1.B.15. Burns (Folder 25)
1.B.16. Burping or Belching (Folder 26)

Box 2

1.C.1. Callous (Folder 1)
1.C.2. Cancer (Folder 2)
1.C.3. Canker (Folder 3)
1.C.4. Chest Pain (Folder 4)
1.C.5. Chicken Pox (Folder 5)
1.C.6. Chill (Folder 6)
1.C.7. Choking (Folder 7)
1.C.8. Colds (Folders 8-10)
1.C.9. Cold Sore and Fever Blister (Folder 11)
1.C.10. Colic (Folder 12)
1.C.11. Colitis (Folder 13)
1.C.12. Congestion (Catarrh) (Folder 14)
1.C.13. Constipation (Folder 15)
1.C.14. Convulsions (Folder 16)
1.C.15. Corns (Folder 17)
1.C.16. Cough, Croup (Folder 18)
1.C.17. Crossed-eyes (Folder 19)
1.C.18. Cuts (Folder 20)
1.C.19. Cyst (Folder 21)

Box 3

1.D.1. Deafness (Folder 1)
1.D.2. Diabetes (Folder 2)
1.D.3. Diarrhea (Folder 3)
1.D.4. Diphtheria (Folder 4)
1.D.5. Dizziness (Folder 5)

1.E.1. Earache (Folder 6)
1.E.2. Ears: Plugged or Stuffed (Folder 7)
1.E.3. Eczema (Folder 8)
1.E.4. Edema (Folder 9)
1.E.5. Epilepsy (Folder 10)
1.E.6. Eye Ailments (Folder 11)

1.F.1. Fainting (Folder 12)
1.F.2. Farting (Folder 13)
1.F.3. Fever (Folder 14)
1.F.4. Fleas (Folder 15)
1.F.5. Frostbite (Folder 16)

1.G.1. Gall Bladder Disease, Gallstones (Folder 17)
1.G.2. Goiter (Folder 18)
1.G.3. Gout (Folder 19)

1.H.1. Hangover (Folder 20)
1.H.2. Headache and Head Ailments (Folder 21)
1.H.3. Heart Trouble (Folder 22)
1.H.4. Heartburn (Folder 23)
1.H.5. Hemorrhoids (Folder 24)
1.H.6. Hernia (Folder 25)
1.H.7. Hiccoughs (Folders 26-29)
1.H.8. Hives (Folder 30)
1.H.9. Hydrophobia (Folder 31)

Box 4

1.I.1. Indigestion (Folder 1)
1.I.2. Infection (Folder 2)
1.I.3. Inflammation (Folder 3)
1.I.4. Influenza (Folder 4)
1.I.5. Ingrown Nails (Folder 5)
1.I.6. Insect Bites, Stings, or Infestations (Folder 6)
1.I.7. Itching (Folder 7)

1.J.1. Jaundice (Folder 8)

1.K.1. Kidney Disease and Kidney Stones (Folder 9)

1.L.1. Lameness (Folder 10)
1.L.2. Laryngitis (Folder 11)
1.L.3. Lice (Folder 12)
1.L.4. Listlessness (Folder 13)
1.L.5. Liver Disease (Folder 14)
1.L.6. Lockjaw (Folder 15)

1.M.1. Malaria (Folder 16)
1.M.2. Measles (Folder 17)
1.M.3. Menstruation (Folder 18)
1.M.4. Mumps (Folder 19)
1.M.5. Morning Sickness (Folder 20)

1.N.1. Nausea (Folder 21)
1.N.2. Neuralgia and Neuritis (Folder 22)
1.N.3. Neck Pain (Folder 23)

1.P.1. Perspiration (Folder 24)
1.P.2. Pneumonia (Folder 25)
1.P.3. Poisoning: external (Folder 26)
1.P.4. Poisoning: internal (Folder 27)
1.P.5. Polio (Folder 28)

Box 5

1.R.1. Rash (Folder 1)
1.R.2. Rheumatic Fever (Folder 2)
1.R.3. Rheumatism (Folder 3)
1.R.4. Rickets (Folder 4)
1.R.5. Ringworm (Folder 5)

1.S.1. Scar(s) (Folder 6)
1.S.2. Scarlet Fever (Folder 7)
1.S.3. Scurvy (Folder 8)
1.S.4. Skin Disorders: Rough, Scaly (Folder 9)
1.S.5. Slivers or Splinters (Folder 10)
1.S.6. Small Pox (Folder 11)
1.S.7. Sneezing (Folder 12)
1.S.8. Snoring (Folder 13)
1.S.9. Sore(s) (Folder 14)
1.S.10. Sore Throat (Folders 15-17)
1.S.11. Sprains (Folder 18)
1.S.12. Stiffness (Folder 19)
1.S.13. Stomach Ailments (Folders 20-21)
1.S.14. Stroke (Folder 22)
1.S.15. Stuttering, Stammering (Folder 23)
1.S.16. Sunburn (Folder 24)
1.S.17. Swelling (Folder 25)

Box 6

1.T.1. Teeth, Teething, Sore Gums, Toothache (Folder 1)
1.T.2. Thrush (Folder 2)
1.T.3. Tonsillitis (Folder 3)
1.T.4. Tuberculosis (Folder 4)
1.T.5. Typhoid fever (Folder 5)

1.U.1. Ulcers (Folder 6)
1.U.2. Urinary Problems (Folder 7)

1.V.1. Vomiting (Folder 8)

1.W.1. Warts (Folders 9-14)
1.W.2. Whooping Cough (Folder 15)
1.W.3. Worms (Folder 16)
1.W.4. Wounds (Folder 17)

1.0. Miscellaneous (Folder 18)

Box 7

2. PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES

2.1. Age (Folder 1)
2.2. Ankles (Folder 2)
2.3. Arms (Folder 3)
2.4. Breasts (Folder 4)
2.5. Buttocks (Folder 5)
2.6. Cheeks (Folder 6)
2.7. Chest (Folder 7)
2.8. Chin (Folder 8)
2.9. Ears (Folder 9)
2.10. Eyes (Folder 10)
2.11. Eyebrows (Folder 11)
2.12. Face (Folder 12)
2.13. Feet (Folder 13)
2.14. Fingers, Fingernails (Folder 14)
2.15. Gender (Folder 15)
2.16. Hair (Folder 16)
2.17. Hands (Folder 17)
2.18. Head (Folder 18)
2.19. Height (Folder 19)
2.20. Knees (Folder 20)
2.21. Knuckles (Folder 21)
2.22. Legs (Folder 22)
2.23. Mouth (Folder 23)
2.24. Neck (Folder 24)
2.25. Nose (Folder 25)
2.26. Physique (Folder 26)
2.27. Shoulders (Folder 27)
2.28. Skin (Folder 28)
2.29. Stomach (Folder 29)
2.30. Teeth (Folder 30)
2.31. Toes (Folder 31)
2.32. Weight (Folder 32)
2.33. Wrists (Folder 33)

3. EMOTIONAL OR MENTAL AILMENTS

3.1. Anxiety (Folder 34)
3.2. Depression (Folder 35)
3.3. Fear, Fright (Folder 36)
3.4. Forgetfulness (Folder 37)
3.5. Grief (Folder 38)
3.6. Homesickness (Folder 39)
3.7. Lunacy (Folder 40)
3.8. Nervousness (Folder 41)
3.9. Intelligence (Folder 42)
3.0. Miscellaneous (Folder 43)

4. SIGNS AND PORTENTS OF SICKNESS OR AILMENT

4.1 Signs and Portents of Sickness or Ailments (Folder 44)

5. ANATOMICAL PHENOMENA AS SIGNS AND PORTENTS

5.1. Ears (Folder 45)
5.2. Eyes (Folder 46)
5.3. Fingers, Fingernails (Folder 47)
5.4. Foot, Feet (Folder 48)
5.5. Hands, Palms (Folder 49)
5.6. Nose (Folder 50)
5.7. Teeth (Folder 51)
5.0. Miscellaneous (Folder 52)

Box 8

6. HEALTH, HYGIENE, BEAUTY

6.1. Longevity (Folder 1)
6.2. Ears (Folder 2)
6.3. Eyes (Folder 3)
6.4. Eyebrows and Lashes (Folder 4)
6.5. Face, Facial Beauty, Ugliness, Complexion (Folder 5)
6.6. Fingers, Fingernails (Folder 6)
6.7. Hair, Beard, Mustache, Other Body Hair (Folder 7)
6.8. Knuckles (Folder 8)
6.9. Nose (Folder 9)
6.10. Physical Prowess or Lack Of (Folder 10)
6.11. Skin (Folder 11)
6.12. Stomach (Folder 12)
6.13. Strength, Health, Energy, Blood Purifiers (Folder 13)
6.14. Teeth, Oral Hygiene (Folder 14)
6.15. Soap, Cleanliness, Physical Hygiene (Folder 15)
6.16. Stature or Posture (Folder 16)
6.17. Hands (Folder 17)
6.18. Feet (Folder 18)
6.19. Gender (Folder 19)
6.0. Miscellaneous (Folder 20)

7. LOVE, COURTSHIP, MARRIAGE, SEX

7.1. Charms, Aphrodisiacs (Folder 21)
7.2. Dating (Folder 22)
7.3. Portents of Love, Marriage, or Future Spouse (Folders 23-25)
7.3.1. Plant Signs
7.3.2. Animal Signs
7.3.3. Cosmic or Nature Signs
7.3.4. Food or Food-related Signs
7.3.5. Inanimate Objects as Signifiers
7.3.0. Miscellaneous (Folder 25)
7.4. Determining Future Spouse (Folder 26)
7.5. Wedding (Folder 27)
7.6. Married Life (Folder 28)
7.7. Spinsterhood, Bachelorhood (Folder 29)
7.8. Flirtation, Jealousy, Discord, Loss of Sweetheart (Folder 30)
7.9. Familial Relationships (Folder 31)
7.10. Sex (Folder 32)
7.0. Miscellaneous (Folder 33)

Box 9

8. PREGNANCY, BIRTH, INFANCY

8.1. Sterility, Fertility (Folder 1)
8.2. Conception (Folder 2)
8.3. Origin of Babies (Folder 3)
8.4. Pregnancy (Folder 4)
8.5. Prenatal Influences Folder 5)
8.6. Birthmarks, Deformities (Folder 6)
8.7. Gender of Baby, Number of Babies (Folders 7-16)
8.8. Onset of labor (Folder 17)
8.9. Postnatal Influences (Folder 18)
8.10. Nursing, Weaning (Folder 19)
8.11. Care of Infant (Folder 20)
8.12. Naming, Blessing, Christening (Folder 21)
8.13. Contraception (Folder 22)
8.0. Miscellaneous (Folder 23)

Box 10

9. DYING, DEATH, FUNERAL CUSTOMS, THE DEAD

9.1. Portents of death (Folders 1-3)
9.1.1. Plant Signs
9.1.2. Animal Signs (Folder 1)
9.1.3. Cosmic, Natural, or Supernatural Signs (Folder 2)
9.1.4. Human Signs
9.1.5. Objects as Signs (Folder 3)
9.2. Causes of Death (Folder 4)
9.3. Warding Off Death or Fear of the Dead (Folder 5)
9.4. Treatment of the Dead or Care for the Dying (Folder 6)
9.5. Death or Funeral Customs and Procedures (Folder 7)
9.6. About the Dead (Folder 8)
9.0. Miscellaneous (Folder 9)

10. COOKING, CULINARY PRACTICES

10.1. Canning (Folder 10)
10.2. Baking and Cooking (Folder 11)
10.3. Culinary Practices (Folder 12)
10.3.1. Preparing Onions
10.3.2. Preparing Cucumbers
10.3.3. Preparing Mushrooms
10.3.4. Preparing Eggs
10.3.5. Preparing Chicken
10.3.6. Preparing Meat
10.3.7. Preparing Coffee
10.3.8. Preparing Potatoes, Rice
10.4. Food Storage (Folder 13)
10.5. Choosing Food (Folder 14)
10.5.1. Meats
10.5.2. Melons
10.0. Miscellaneous (Folder 15)

11. BELIEFS ABOUT FOOD AND EATING

11.1. Animals as Food (Folder 16)
11.2. Plants as Food (Folder 17)
11.3. Food: General (Folder 18)
11.4. Utensils (Folder 19)
11.5. Eating practices (Folders 20-22)
11.0. Miscellaneous (Folder 23)

Box 11

12. IN AND ABOUT THE HOUSE

12.1. Entering and Leaving the House (Folder 1)
12.2. Bringing Things into the House (Folder 2)
12.3. Soap and Washing (Folder 3)
12.4. Sweeping and Cleaning (Folder 4)
12.5. Fireplace, Fire (Folder 5)
12.6. Lamps, Lights, Candles, Matches (Folder 6)
12.7. Chairs, Tables, Beds, Furnishings (Folder 7)
12.8. Housekeeping Tips (Folder 8)
12.9. Doorways and Doors (Folder 9)
12.0. Miscellaneous (Folder 10)

13. CLOTH, CLOTHING, SEWING ADORNMENT

13.1. Dressing and Undressing (Folder 11)
13.2. Wearing Clothes (Folder 12)
13.3. Clothing (Folder 13)
13.4. Sewing and Mending (Folder 14)
13.5. Cleaning Fabric (Folder 15)
13.6. Quilting (Folder 16)
13.0. Miscellaneous (Folder 17)

14. PROSPERITY, WEALTH

14.1. Animals, Bugs, Spiders (Folder 18)
14.2. Food, Drink
14.3. Money
14.4. Moon, Stars

15. WORK, TRADES, PROFESSIONS

15.1. Women in Industry, Men Doing Housework (Folder 19)
15.2. Homemaking, Housework (Folder 20)
15.3. Business Trade, Financial Matters (Folder 21)
15.4. Mining (Folder 22)
15.5. Construction (Folder 23)
15.6. Logging (Folder 24)
15.7. Students (Folder 25)
15.8. Oil Industry (Folder 26)
15.9. Fishing (Folder 27)
15.0. Miscellaneous (Folder 28)

Box 12

16. FRIENDS, VISITORS

16.1. Visitors (Folder 1)
16.2. Friends (Folder 2)
16.3. Gift-giving (Folder 3)
16.0. Miscellaneous (Folder 4)

17. ENEMIES, THIEVES, LIARS, MURDERERS

17.1. Lying (Folder 5)
17.2. Tests for Guilt (Folder 6)
17.3. Thieves, Robbery (Folder 7)
17.4. Kidnapping (Folder 8)
17.0. Miscellaneous (Folder 9)

18. RELIGIOUS

18.1. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) (Folder 10)
18.2. Christian (Non-Mormon) (Folder 11)
18.3. Non-Christian (Folder 12)
18.4. Religious Books (Folder 13)
18.0. Miscellaneous (Folder 14)

Box 13

19. LEISURE ACTIVITIES: RECREATION, SPORTS, GAMES

19.1. Competitive or Recreational Sports
19.1.1. Auto and Motorcycle Racing (Folder 1)
19.1.2. Baseball (Folder2)
19.1.3. Basketball (Folder 3)
19.1.4. Bicycling (Folder 4)
19.1.5. Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Rafting (Folder 5)
19.1.6. Bowling (Folder 6)
19.1.7. Fishing (Folder 7)
19.1.8. Football (Folder 8)
19.1.9. Golfing (Folder 9)
19.1.10. Handball (Folder 10)
19.1.11. Hockey (Folder 11)
19.1.12. Horses (riding and racing) (Folder 12)
19.1.13. Horseshoes (Folder 13)
19.1.14. Hunting (Folder 14)
19.1.15. Mountaineering (hiking, climbing, etc.) (Folder 15)
19.1.16. Rodeo Events (Folder 16)
19.1.17. Running, Jogging (Folder 17)
19.1.18. Skating Ice and Roller (Folder 18)
19.1.19. Skiing: Cross-country and Downhill (Folder 19)
19.1.20. Soccer (Folder 20)
19.1.21. Swimming and Diving (Folder 21)
19.1.22. Tennis (Folder 22)
19.1.23. Track and Field (Folder 23)
19.1.24. Walking (Folder 24)
19.1.25. Water-skiing (Folder 25)
19.1.26. Gymnastics (Folder 26)
19.1.27. Wrestling (Folder 27)
19.1.0. Miscellaneous (Folder 28)
19.2. Games
19.2.1. Board games (Folder 29)
19.2.2. Card Games (non-gambling) (Folder 30)
19.2.3. Gambling (Folder 31)
19.2.0. Miscellaneous (Folder 32)
19.0. Miscellaneous, Leisure Activities (Folder 33)

Box 14

20. TRAVEL

20.1. Time of Departure (Folder 1)
20.2. Meeting and Passing People (Folder 2)
20.3. Meeting and Passing Animals (Folder 3)
20.4. Meeting: Passing by, over, and around Inanimate Objects (Folder 4)
20.5. Accident Prevention (Folder 5)
20.6. Assurance of a Successful Trip (Folder 6)
20.0. Miscellaneous (Folder 7)

21. GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS

21.1. Good News, Bad News (Folder 8)

22. GOOD LUCK

22.1. About Good Luck (Folder 9)
22.2. Bringers of Good Luck (Folders 10-21)
22.3. Charms, Lucky Pieces (Folder 22)
22.4. Verbal Charms Ensuring Good Luck (Folder 23)
22.0. Miscellaneous (Folder 24)

Box 15

23. BAD LUCK

23.1. About Bad Luck (Folder 1)
23.2. Bringers of Bad Luck (Folders 2-8)
23.3. Charms for Warding Off Bad Luck (Folder 9)
23.4. Verbal Charms to Ward Off Bad Luck (Folder 10)
23.0. Miscellaneous (Folder 11)

24. COMMUNICATION, LANGUAGE

24.1. Compliments (Folder 12)
24.2. Cursing, Cussing (Folder 13)
24.3. Lying, Bragging (Folder 14)
24.4. Sayings and Tongue Twisters (Folder 15)
24.5. Stuttering (Folder 16)
24.6. Writing (Chain Letters) (Folder 17)
24.0. Miscellaneous (Folder 18)

25. WISHES

25.1. Make a Wish On/When (Folders 19-29)
25.2. Wish Activity (Folder 30)
25.0. Miscellaneous (Folder 31)

Box 16

26. SLEEP, DREAMS AND DREAMING

26.1. Meaning of Dreams (Folder 1)
26.2. Nightmares (Folder 2)
26.3. Sleep (Folder 3)
26.4. About Dreams and Dreaming (Folder 4)
26.0. Miscellaneous (Folder 5)

27. HOLIDAY AND CELEBRATIONS

27.1. New Year's Day (Folder 6)
27.2. Ground Hog Day (Folder 7)
27.3. Valentine's Day (Folder 8)
27.4. St. Patrick's Day (Folder 9)
27.5. Easter (Folder 10)
27.6. May Day (Folder 11)
27.7. 4th of July (Folder 12)
27.8. Thanksgiving (Folder 13)
27.9. Christmas (Folder 14)
27.10. Birthdays (Folder 15)
27.11. Anniversaries (Folder 16)
27.12. Halloween (Folder 17)
27.0. Miscellaneous (Folder 18)

28. TIMES AND NUMBERS

28.1. Days of the Week (Folder 19)
28.2. Dates of Week (Folder 20)
28.3. Numbers (Folder 21)
28.4. Years (Folder 22)
28.5. Times (Folder 23)
28.0. Miscellaneous (Folder 24)

Box 17

29. WEATHER, SEASONS

29.1. Bad Weather Indicators (Folder 1)
29.2. Good Weather Indicators (Folder 2)
29.3. Changing Weather Indicators (Folder 3)
29.4. Hot Weather Indicators (Folder 4)
29.5. Cold Weather Indicators (Folder 5)
29.6. Dry Weather Indicators (Folder 6)
29.7. Wet Weather Indicators (Folders 7-9)
29.8. Spring Indicators (Folder 10)
29.9. Summer Indicators (Folder 11)
29.10. Fall Indicators (Folder 12)
29.11. Winter Indicators (Folder 13)
29.0. Miscellaneous (Folder 14)

30. MAJOR STORMS, FLOODS, PHYSICAL DISASTERS

30.1. Lightning, Thunder (Folder 15)
30.2. Winds, Cyclones, Tornadoes (Folder 16)
30.3. Floods (Folder 17)
30.4. Fires (Folder 18)
30.5. Earthquakes (Folder 19)
30.0. Miscellaneous (Folder 20)

Box 18

31. COSMIC PHENOMENA

31.1. Moon (Folder 1)
31.2. Rainbow (Folder 2)
31.3. Sun (Folder 3)
31.0. Miscellaneous (Folder 4)

32. PLANTS AND PLANT HUSBANDRY

32.1. Planting Times (Folder 5)
32.2. Planting Practices (Folder 6)
32.3. Care for Plants (Folder 7)
32.4. Harvest Practices (Folder 8)
32.5. Plants as Medicines (Folder 9)
32.0. Miscellaneous (Folder 10)

33. ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY

33.1. General Treatment of (Folder 11)
33.2. Farm, Ranch, Barnyard Animals (Folder 12)
33.3. Domesticated Animals, Pets (Folder 13)
33.4. Wild Mammals (Folder 14)
33.5. Amphibians, Reptiles (Folder 15)
33.6. Fish (Folder 16)
33.7. Birds (Folder 17)
33.8. Insects (Folder 18)
33.9. Rodents (Folder 19)
33.0. Miscellaneous (Folder 20)

Box 19

34. WITCHCRAFT, GHOSTS, MAGICAL PRACTICES, EVIL

34.1. Signs of (Folder 1)
34.2. Avoiding or Warding Off Evil (Folders 2-3)
34.3. Summoning or Inviting Evil Spirits (Folder 4)
34.0. Miscellaneous (Folder 5)

35. FORTUNE TELLING, DIVINATION, HUMANS WITH SUPERNATURAL POWERS

35.1. Fortune Telling (Folder 6)
35.2. Divination (Folder 7)
35.3. Humans with Supernatural Powers (Folder 8)
35.0. Miscellaneous (Folder 9)

36. GOOD SPIRITS

36.1. Good Spirits (Folder 10)

37. SUPERNATURAL CREATURES: FAIRIES, ELVES, LEPRECHAUNS, ETC.

37.1. Fairies (Folder 11)
37.2. Trolls (Folder 12)
37.3. Pele (Folder 13)
37.4. Little People (Folder 14)
37.5. Werewolves (Folder 15)
37.6. Bogeyman (Folder 16)
37.7. Gnomes (Folder 17)
37.8. Santa Claus (Folder 18)
37.9. Bigfoot (Folder 19)
37.10. Vampires (Folder 20)
37.0. Miscellaneous (Folder 21)

Box 20

38. TECHNOLOGY

38.1. Beliefs About Technology (Folder 1)

39. ETHNIC

39.1. American Indian (Native American) (Folders 2-10)
39.2. Polynesian and Hawaiian (Folder 11)
39.3. Greek (Folder 12)
39.4. Mexican (Folder 13)
39.5. Chinese (Folder 14)
39.6. Australian (Folder 15)
39.7. Scottish and Irish (Folder 16)
39.8. African (Folder 17)
39.9. South American (Folder 18)
39.10. Korean (Folder 19)
39.11. Vietnamese (Folder 20)
39.12. Indian (Folder 21)
39.13. Bedouin (Folder 22)
39.14. French (Folder 23)
39.15. Italian (Folder 24)
39.16. Dominican Republic (Folder 25)
39.17. Polish (Folder 26)
39.18. Russian (Folder 27)
39.0. Miscellaneous (Folder 28)

40. PLACES

40.1. American (Folder 29)
40.2. International (Folder 30)


Register

Box 1

1. AILMENTS, DISEASES AND REMEDIES

1.A.1. ACHES AND PAINS
1.A.1.1 Bella Donna used to tranquilize pain. (Folder 1)
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1.A.1.2 Kiss your knee to relieve chest pains from vigorous exercise.
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1.A.1.3 For leg aches, carry a potato in the pocket over the aching leg.
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1.A.1.4 Cure backache by soaking feet in hot bath water.
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1.A.1.5 Place shoes upside-down under bed at night to alleviate foot or leg aches and pains.
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1.A.1.6 Use mixture of honey and apple cider vinegar for aches.
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1.A.1.7 Use brandy to relieve aches and pains.
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1.A.1.8 Wear copper to relieve aches and pains.
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1.A.1.9 Use a mashed potato poultice to relieve aches and pains.
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1.A.1.10 For leg aches, put your shoes in the toilet bowl and flush it.
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1.A.1.11 Use whiskey to relieve pain.
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1.A.1.12 Inner bark of Aspen tree used for pain.
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1.A.1.13 Spit on a cotton ball, place inside a glass, set on fire, then quickly place glass on aching back.
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1.A.1.14 Dissolve 100 aspirin in 1 cup alcohol. Rub on sore muscles.
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1.A.2. AGE SPOTS -- See also 6.11.1 (Folder 2)

1.A.2.1 Use caster oil.
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1.A.3. ALLERGIES AND HAY FEVER (Folder 3)

1.A.3.1 Use honey to relieve hay fever.
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1.A.3.2 Eat the color out of violets to relieve hay fever.
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1.A.3.3 Chaparral cures hay fever.
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1.A.3.4 Use lemon for hay fever.
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1.A.3.5 Use honey and vinegar to relieve hay fever.
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1.A.4. AMPUTATIONS (Folder 4)

1.A.4.1 Elm leaf poultice to aid healing of severed toe.
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1.A.4.2 An amputated arm cannot be burned otherwise the person will feel the burn.
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1.A.4.3 Any limb that has been amputated must be buried otherwise the limb will still feel attached.
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1.A.5. ANEMIA (Folder 5)

1.A.6. ANIMAL AND REPTILE BITES (Folder 6)

1.A.6.1 Chewing tobacco in wound aids snakebite.
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1.A.6.2 Apply potash to wound for dog bite.
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1.A.6.3 Apply sagebrush poultice for rattlesnake bite.
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1.A.6.4 A dog must lick a person's wound to cure the rattlesnake bite.
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1.A.6.5 Burn dog's hair and drink ashes in water to avoid rabies from dog bite.
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1.A.6.6 Use coal oil to draw out venom from rattlesnake bite.
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1.A.6.7 Mud draws out rattlesnake poison.
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1.A.6.8 Pine Tar Salve used to take tooth out from donkey bite.
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1.A.7. APPENDICITIS (Folder 7)

1.A.7.1 Swallowing seeds can cause appendicitis.
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1.A.7.2 Hotpacks should not be used with appendicitis.
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1.A.7.3 Split chicken placed on abdomen draws out infection of ruptured appendix.
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1.A.7.4 Swallowing gum can cause appendicitis.
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1.A.8. ARTERIOSCLEROSIS (Folder 8)

1.A.8.1 Rosehip tea aids arteriosclerosis.
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1.A.9. ARTHRITIS (Folder 9)

1.A.9.1 Use chaparral for arthritis.
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1.A.9.2 Sea water, rubbing lighter fuel on back, and ingesting willow tree roots aids arthritis.
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1.A.9.3 Wear copper to cure arthritis.
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1.A.9.4 Honey and vinegar relieve arthritis.
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1.A.9.5 Drink clover tea to relieve arthritis.
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1.A.9.6 Wear socks all the time to avoid arthritis.
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1.A.9.7 Bee stings lessen the effect of arthritis.
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1.A.9.8 Garlic enema relieves pain of arthritis.
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1.A.9.9 Apple cider and vinegar or ginger root baths soothe arthritis.
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1.A.9.10 Small potato worn inside shirt until it petrifies can cure arthritis.
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1.A.9.11 Garlic pills cure arthritis.
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1.A.9.12 Lemon juice and soda in water helps arthritis.
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1.A.9.13 Quaking Aspen tree bark used by Native American women to cure aches of arthritis.
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1.A.9.14 Tea made from Creosote bush will help cure arthritis.
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1.A.9.15 Copper penny in shoe will help relieve arthritis.
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1.A.9.16 Entering the copper mines of Butte, Montana will cure arthritis.
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1.A.9.17 A daily teaspoon of honey will cure arthritis.
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1.A.9.18 Metal around fingers, arms, or legs will cure arthritis.
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1.A.9.19 Special diet to relieve pain in joints.
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1.A.9.20 Carry a potato in hind pocket to help pain of arthritis.
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1.A.10. ASTHMA (Folder 10)

1.A.10.1 Avoid asthma attacks by keeping a Chihuahua dog in the house.
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1.A.10.2 When a child outgrows a line drawn on wall, he will outgrow his asthma.
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1.A.10.3 Comfrey tea cures asthma.
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1.A.10.4 Honey and or vinegar treatment for asthma.
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1.A.10.5 Drink tea made by boiling a hornets nest.
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1.B.1. BALDNESS (Folder 11)

1.B.1.1 Wash head with manure to correct baldness.
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1.B.1.2 Stand on head to fix baldness.
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1.B.1.3 Use grease from frying pan to rub into scalp, do regularly to make hair grow back.
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1.B.1.4 Use southernwood mixed with oil of radishes, place on bald spots.
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1.B.1.5 Use peach seeds in cider vinegar and use as wash.
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1.B.2. BEDWETTING (Folder 12)

1.B.2.1 When children play with fire, they wet their beds at night.
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1.B.2.2 Picking certain flowers causes one to wet the bed.
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1.B.2.3 A spoonful of honey before going to bed stops bed-wetting.
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1.B.2.4 Suck on cinnamon sticks before going to bed to avoid bed-wetting.
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1.B.2.5 Run water in the sink to help child use bathroom before going to bed to avoid bed-wetting.
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1.B.3. BLEEDING (Folder 13)

1.B.3.1 Nose bleeding is stopped by placing tissue paper wad between upper lip and teeth.
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1.B.3.2 Do not shave after eating a big meal to avoid bleeding to death from an inadvertent cut.
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1.B.3.3 Wearing an asafetida bag around the neck prevents nosebleeds.
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1.B.3.4 Being in the presence of a menstruating woman may cause sudden nosebleed in a man.
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1.B.3.5 Bleeding may be stopped by people with power to charm blood.
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1.B.3.6 Make a poultice of brown sugar and turpentine to stop bleeding.
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1.B.3.7 Chimney soot and lard poultice will stop bleeding.
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1.B.3.8 Spider web (cob-web) will stop bleeding.
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1.B.3.9 Hedge nettles stop internal bleeding.
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1.B.3.10 Nose bleeding is stopped by tying string around ring finger.
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1.B.3.11 Pour water down neck to stop nosebleed.
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1.B.3.12 Place feet in cold water to stop nosebleed.
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1.B.3.13 Place penny on middle of forehead to stop bleeding quicker.
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1.B.3.14 Drink cayenne pepper with water to stop nosebleed.
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1.B.3.15 Put a bag of ice on the back of neck.
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1.B.3.16 Place cold silverware on the back of neck to stop nosebleed.
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1.B.3.17 Lie on back, point feet to sky and have someone kick the bottom of your feet to stop nosebleed.
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1.B.3.18 Take moss from the woods and place it over the wound to stop bleeding.
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1.B.3.19 Place a silver spoon under the nose.
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1.B.4. BLINDNESS (night, snow, temporary) (Folder 14)

1.B.4.1 Night blindness is corrected by drinking carrot juice.
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1.B.4.2 Indian belief that blindness is caused by looking at someone of the opposite sex who is naked.
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1.B.4.3 Praying Mantis causes blindness.
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1.B.4.4 If dust from a rattlesnake gets into the eyes, person will go blind.
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1.B.4.5 Eating carrots helps prevent blindness.
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1.B.4.6 Masturbation causes blindness.
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1.B.4.7 Touching a certain tree and then touching your eyes results in blindness.
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1.B.5. BLISTERS (Folder 15)

1.B.5.1 Blisters are aided by crushed ice plant leaves.
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1.B.5.2 To relieve blisters, drink buttermilk and then rub some on blisters.
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1.B.5.3 Rub salt water on lips to relieve blisters.
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1.B.5.4 Use carrot salve for blisters. (recipe included)
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1.B.5.5 Use mullein to help ease the pain of blisters.
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1.B.5.6 Rub raw potato on blister to reduce pain.
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1.B.5.7 It is bad to pierce a water blister before sundown.
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1.B.5.8 Blistering is a way to bring about cures as well as purges, vomits, and sweating out disorders.
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1.B.6. BLOOD ABNORMALITIES (Folder 16)

1.B.6.1 Use sage tea to cure bad blood.
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1.B.6.2 Use leeches to suck out bad blood.
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1.B.6.3 Use sassafras tea or mixture to purify blood.
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1.B.6.4 Yarrow will clean the bloodstream.
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1.B.6.5 Sulphur and molasses mixture will clean out impurities and strengthen the blood.
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1.B.6.6 Boil dandelion roots and hop roots to purify blood.
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1.B.6.7 Yellow dock is used as blood medicine.
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1.B.6.8 Carrot juice is used as blood medicine.
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1.B.6.9 Choke cherries are a good blood tonic.
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1.B.6.10 Eat raw liver for low blood.
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1.B.6.11 The cold thickens the blood.
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1.B.6.12 Drink tea made from bark of quaking aspen to purify blood.
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1.B.7. BLOOD PRESSURE, IRREGULARITIES (Folder 17)

1.B.7.1 Eat a clove of garlic a day to prevent high blood pressure.
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1.B.7.2 Chewing garlic or fresh green beans relieves high blood pressure.
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1.B.8. BOILS, PIMPLE, BLACKHEADS (Folder 18)

1.B.8.1 Rancid pig fat and sage placed on boil will bring it to a head.
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1.B.8.2 Pork fat placed on boil will bring boil to a head.
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1.B.8.3 "Denver Mud" used for boils.
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1.B.8.4 Paste of soap, sugar, and spit for boils.
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1.B.8.5 Use a warm, sterile pop bottle placed over boil to draw boil out.
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1.B.8.6 Use pinion gum salve on boils.
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1.B.8.7 Poultice of milk and bread draws out boil.
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1.B.8.8 Raw potato poultice will draw out infection of a boil.
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1.B.8.9 Sage tea cures boils.
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1.B.8.10 Boil in lime water and apply a cow manure poultice to cure boils.
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1.B.8.11 Put hot water bottle over carbuncle to draw out infection.
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1.B.8.12 Place a bag of heated oats over abscess to heal abscess.
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1.B.8.13 Apply toothpaste to zit and sleep overnight before washing off to heal.
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1.B.8.14 Split open pear cactus and hold against boil or carbuncle.
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1.B.8.15 If you don't eat all the rice in your bowl then every piece that is left in the bowl will be the number of pimples your future spouse will always have on his/her face.
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1.B.9. BOWLEGS (Folder 19)

1.B.9.1 Children allowed to walk with a walker become bowlegged.
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1.B.10. BREATHING DISORDERS (Folder 20)

1.B.10.1 Monkshood or aconite slows breathing.
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1.B.10.2 Use mullein as a tobacco to aid lung problems.
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1.B.10.3 Drink tea from spider webs.
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1.B.10.4 A red flannel vest will cure lung disorders.
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1.B.11. BROKEN BONES (Folder 21)

1.B.11.1 Use cow manure on broken bones.
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1.B.11.2 Wrap broken bones with comfrey leaves that have been soaked in hot water.
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1.B.11.3 Comfrey and golden seal aid the healing of broken bones.
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1.B.11.4 Wrap broken bones in turminie and egg yolk to ease pain and heal broken bones.
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1.B.12. BRONCHITIS (Folder 22)

1.B.12.1 Soaking feet in hot mustard water aids bronchial disorders.
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1.B.12.2 Mixture of sugar and butter melting slowly in mouth aids bronchitis.
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1.B.12.3 Rub chest with mixture of mutton fat and nutmeg; drink juice made of boiled onion rings.
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1.B.12.4 Place sliced onion wrapped in towel on chest overnight for bronchial cough.
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1.B.12.5 Use leeks for bronchitis.
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1.B.12.6 Mustard plaster effective.
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1.B.13. BRUISES AND BUMPS (Folder 23)

1.B.13.1 Bruised finger or toenails may be relieved by puncturing nail with hot pin or paperclip.
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1.B.13.2 Place flat, cold blade of knife on bruised or bumped area.
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1.B.13.3 Place butter on bumps to relieve swelling and discoloration.
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1.B.13.4 Use tobacco on bruises.
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1.B.13.5 Place raw beefsteak on bruise.
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1.B.13.6 Treat bruises with oil of turpentine or a plaster of chopped parsley mixed with butter.
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1.B.14. BUNIONS (Folder 24)

1.B.15. BURNS (Folder 25)

1.B.15.1 Placed burned area near the stove or fire to draw the burn out.
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1.B.15.2 Turpentine, sweet oil, and beeswax to cure burns, etc.
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1.B.15.3 Use egg white to aid burns.
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1.B.15.4 Vinegar relieves the pain of burns.
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1.B.15.5 Butter or grease for burns.
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1.B.15.6 Chinese burn plant aids burns.
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1.B.15.7 Raw potato aids burns.
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1.B.15.8 Poultice of tea leaves aids burns.
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1.B.15.9 Salve made from onion and lard aids burns.
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1.B.15.10 Use honey to treat burns.
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1.B.15.11 Use aloe vera to treat burns.
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1.B.15.12 Have someone who possesses the power "blow the fire out."
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1.B.15.13 Powdered rhubarb and lard salve heals burns without scarring.
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1.B.15.14 Quickly grab earloop with burnt finger and blistering will be prevented.
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1.B.15.15 To heal burn say "As far as the East is from the West, come out fire and go in frost."
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1.B.15.16 To heal burn apply scorched flour.
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1.B.15.17 Open fire plant cactus leaf and apply to burn.
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1.B.15.18 Pitch from pinion tree mixed with mutton tallow and carbolic acid to a paste.
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1.B.15.19 Elderberry pounded with lard, useful ointment for burns.
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1.B.15.20 Apply linseed to burn to avoid scarring.
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1.B.15.21 Lard and egg whites to ease burn.
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1.B.15.22 Mix lard with cattails (the fluffy part) to soothe burns.
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1.B.15.23 Apply burn to inner rind of elder mixed with butter.
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1.B.15.24 Make a paste of ink and flour and smear over burn.
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1.B.16. BURPING OR BELCHING (Folder 26)

Box 2

1.C.1. CALLOUS (Folder 1)

1.C.2. CANCER (Folder 2)

1.C.2.1 Eating bread hot out of the oven causes cancer.
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1.C.2.2 Carrot juice cures cancer.
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1.C.2.3 Wet table salt cures skin cancer.
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1.C.2.4 Chaparral to aid against cancer.
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1.C.2.5 To avoid contracting cancer, wear a copper bracelet.
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1.C.2.6 Saving legs above knee causes cancer.
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1.C.2.7 Hickeys cause cancer.
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1.C.2.8 Knuckle cracking causes cancer.
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1.C.2.9 Lie down beside a box of herbs to smell them to cure cancer.
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1.C.2.10 Secret recipe for liniment to cure skin cancer.
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1.C.2.11 Drink cucumber juice, then sleep on an ant hill to cure cancer.
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1.C.2.12 People give money to the cancer collectors to avoid getting cancer.
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1.C.2.13 Scratching and bleeding moles causes cancer.
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1.C.2.14 Indian grape root cures cancer.
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1.C.3. CANKER (Folder 3)

1.C.3.1 Remedy for cankers.
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1.C.3.2 Gargle with hot water, baking soda and salt for cankers.
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1.C.3.3 Goldenrod plant powder helps heal cankers.
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1.C.3.4 Rough elm bark cures cankers.
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1.C.3.5 Use salt to relieve cankers.
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1.C.3.6 Baking soda cures cankers.
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1.C.3.7 Recipe for medicine for cankers.
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1.C.3.8 Yogurt cures cankers.
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1.C.3.9 Cinnamon cures cankers.
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1.C.3.10 Lying causes cankers.
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1.C.3.11 Kinikinic bark, wild cherry root, and golden seal cures cankers.
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1.C.3.12 Rub rusty iron on canker.
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1.C.3.13 Lemons and salt help cure cankers.
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1.C.3.14 Golden-seal cures cankers.
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1.C.3.15 Take fruit tree bark and steep it and sweeten it with honey and use for cankers.
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1.C.3.16 Canker medicine made with alum.
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1.C.4. CHEST PAIN (Folder 4)

1.C.5. CHICKENPOX (Folder 5)

1.C.6. CHILL (Folder 6)

1.C.6.1 Rub raw potato on body.
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1.C.6.2 Rub feet in snow.
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1.C.6.3 Rub feet with camphorated oil.
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1.C.7. CHOKING (Folder 7)

1.C.7.1 To alleviate choking, lift your left hand.
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1.C.7.2 To stop choking, lift right hand over head.
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1.C.7.3 To prevent choking, break egg into a cup and give to swallow.
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1.C.8. COLDS

1.C.8.1 Use snuff to clear out sinuses clogged from colds. (Folder 8)
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1.C.8.2 Sniff hot salt water into your nose for relief.
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1.C.8.3 Use dandelions for colds.
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1.C.8.4 Use axle grease to cure colds.
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1.C.8.5 Garlic clove or cube of camphor worn around neck prevents colds.
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1.C.8.6 Balsam pine sap and sagebrush tea cures colds and coughs.
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1.C.8.7 Apple cider vinegar and honey good for colds.
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1.C.8.8 Onions applied externally are good for colds.
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1.C.8.9 Rosehip tea is good for colds.
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1.C.8.10 Garlic enema, hot bath, wrap in warm wet sheet, rub feet with oil & garlic, and sleep to cure colds.
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1.C.8.11 Soak feet in mustard water and drink ginger tea or lemonade to relieve cold.
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1.C.8.12 Put sulfur in shoes to prevent colds.
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1.C.8.13 Rub mentholated ointment on chest and cover with pieces of flannel.
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1.C.8.14 Rub mentholated ointment in nose and around nostrils.
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1.C.8.15 Take golden seal and vitamin C for colds.
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1.C.8.16 Suck rock salt for colds.
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1.C.8.17 Drink salt water for colds.
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1.C.8.18 Home medicine from cinnamon, eggs, and plant for colds.
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1.C.8.19 Flannel soaked with alcohol and wrapped around neck relieves a cold.
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1.C.8.20 Warm milk mixed with pepper relieves a cold.
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1.C.8.21 Eating cayenne pepper sweats out a cold.
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1.C.8.22 Ginger tea/drink relieves colds.
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1.C.8.23 Mixture of sugar and onions relieves colds.
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1.C.8.24 Onion tea relieves colds.
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1.C.8.25 Eating onion sandwiches prevents colds.
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1.C.8.26 Mustard plaster relieves colds. (Folder 9)
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1.C.8.27 Breathe steam to relieve colds.
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1.C.8.28 Drink plenty of liquids for colds.
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1.C.8.29 Drink hot toddy (whiskey or brandy) for relief from cold.
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1.C.8.30 Use heat from electric blanket to sweat out a cold.
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1.C.8.31 Sweat out a cold through vigorous exercise.
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1.C.8.32 Take a hot bath to relieve effects of cold.
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1.C.8.33 Drink tequila and pop finger, toe, and other body joints for relief from cold.
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1.C.8.34 Drink mixture of lemon, honey or sugar and water for relief from cold.
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1.C.8.35 Take a hot drink and aspirin for a cold.
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1.C.8.36 Take horehound syrup for cold.
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1.C.8.37 Mint tea relieves a cold.
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1.C.8.38 Garlic in milk relieves a cold.
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1.C.8.39 Garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil mixture for colds.
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1.C.8.40 Mixture of butter, sugar, and vinegar for colds.
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1.C.8.41 Golden seal and cayenne pepper mixed in water relieves colds.
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1.C.8.42 Put cold wet rag on chest.
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1.C.8.43 Drink a mixture of lemon juice, baking soda and warm water to relieve colds.
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1.C.8.44 Take a baking soda bath to relieve a cold.
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1.C.8.45 Wrap neck with cloth soaked in mixture of lard and coal oil.
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1.C.8.46 Drink a glass of cold milk with molasses mixed into it.
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1.C.8.47 To avoid a cold, don't go outside with wet hair.
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1.C.8.48 Drink boiled Coca-Cola with lemon before going to bed.
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1.C.8.49 Eating raw garlic will avert a cold.
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1.C.8.50 Chicken noodle soup and lemon and honey mixture remedy.
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1.C.8.51 Drink Onion juice and lemon juice. (Folder 10)
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1.C.8.52 Listerine gargle to kill germs.
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1.C.8.53 Mustard plaster recipe.
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1.C.8.54 Warm milk with honey and a pat of butter remedy.
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1.C.8.55 Rub Vicks on soles of feet and wear white sox to bed.
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1.C.8.56 1/4 cup heated lemon juice every two hours will help a cold.
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1.C.8.57 Eat plenty of onions when you catch a cold.
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1.C.8.58 Ocean water from California cures a cold.
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1.C.8.59 Hot orange juice with pectin relieves a cold.
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1.C.8.60 Drink red wine to prevent cold from getting worse.
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1.C.8.61 Eat mixture of pepper and salt to relieve cold.
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1.C.8.62 Mix castor oil and turpentine then rub on neck and chest.
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1.C.8.63 Drink mixture of kerosene and sugar to relieve cold.
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1.C.8.64 Mix goose grease and kerosene, then wrap around neck.
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1.C.8.65 Burn sulfur in the house.
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1.C.8.66 Wear mixture of two trees around neck.(Asia)
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1.C.8.67 Eat a drop of coal oil in sugar.
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1.C.8.68 Drink Yerro tea.
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1.C.8.69 Sniff eucalyptus.
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1.C.8.70 Wear an asafetida bag around the neck.
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1.C.8.71 Drink turpentine and sugar.
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1.C.8.72 Wrap goose grease and wool sock around neck.
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1.C.8.73 Feed a cold; starve a fever.
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1.C.8.74 Drink onion juice and honey.
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1.C.8.75 Several teas that are good for colds.
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1.C.8.76 Rub chest with camphorated oil and turpentine.
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1.C.8.77 Leek soup will cure a cold.
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1.C.8.78 Hand sassafras around the neck to ward off a cold.
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1.C.8.79 Eat red peppers to cure a cold.
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1.C.8.80 Wink causes a cold.
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1.C.8.81 Colds are viruses and cannot be caused by going out in the cold.
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1.C.8.82 Boil Eucalyptus branches in the same room as the person with the cold to cure it.
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1.C.8.83 Put turpentine on sugar cube and suck on it to relieve cold symptoms.
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1.C.8.84 Recipe for ointment of camphor, lard, ammonia and turpentine. Apply to back and chest.
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1.C.8.85 Wring sheet in cold water, wrap patient in it, cover with quilts and leave until warmed well.
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1.C.8.86 Hops and sage used for hot baths and hot goot baths.
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1.C.8.87 Keep feet warm with red peppers in shoes.
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1.C.8.88 With shawl around shoulders, eat large bowl of onion gruel, put mutton tallow on a pieve of brown paper applied to chest and back.
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1.C.8.89 Wring towels out of hot water with a T. of turpentine in it.
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1.C.8.90 Cornmeal mush and vinegar, cayenne pepper.
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1.C.8.91 Put a pinch of acidity in a cloth, then take a string and tie it around the neck to ward off colds.
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1.C.8.92 Cold symptoms are due to a lack of Vitamin C, so to prevent this take vitamins.
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1.C.8.93 Hot lard rags are used for chest colds.
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1.C.8.94 To be rid of cold take a cold shower the instant you catch it.
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1.C.8.95 Sniff salt.
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1.C.8.96 Drink spoonful of molasses in warm water for cold.
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1.C.8.97 Boiled milk with a little ginger mixed in.
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1.C.8.98 Slice an onion, sprinkle it with sugar, and place it under your bed right before you go to bed.
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1.C.8.99 Slice an onion, tie in a small sack, hang around your neck through out the day.
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1.C.8.100 Steep tame sage for tea to cure cold.
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1.C.9. COLD SORE AND FEVER BLISTER (Folder 11)

1.C.9.1 Buttermilk, salt water, and leaving them alone are the best cures for fever blisters.
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1.C.9.2 Various cures for cold sores.
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1.C.9.3 Rub finger behind ear and then on cold sore. Put starter fluid on cold sore.
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1.C.9.4 Throw a penny over your shoulder and wish for it to go away; the next person to pick up the penny will get the cold sore.
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1.C.9.5.Eat a lot of cabbage for cold sores; and put finger nail polish on cold sores.
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1.C.9.6 Take pus from cold sore and inject it under skin for self-immunization.
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1.C.9.7 Steam rice in a salt bag and place bag on cold sore.
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1.C.9.8 Drink sage tea to cure fever blisters.
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1.C.9.9 Apply Ban roll-on deodorant to cold sores.
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1.C.9.10 Place heated metal teaspoon on cold sore.
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1.C.9.11 Use ear wax for cold sores.
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1.C.9.12 You get cold sores by kissing.
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1.C.9.13 Drink apple cider to avoid fever blisters.
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1.C.9.14 Eating at night causes sores in the mouth.
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1.C.9.15 Roll your own paper for cold sore.
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1.C.9.16 Drop of warm mutton suet applied to cold sore at night.
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1.C.10. COLIC (Folder 12)

1.C.10.1 Catnip tea cures colic.
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1.C.10.2 Boil sage and catnip to cure colic.
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1.C.10.3 Soda dissolved in water to cure colic.
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1.C.10.4 Peppermint water relieves colic.
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1.C.10.5 Spring water relieves colic.
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1.C.10.6 Peppermint tea relieves colic.
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1.C.10.7 Chimney soot and lard to cure colic.
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1.C.10.8 Use fennel seeds and leaves to cure colic.
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1.C.10.9 Rub camphorated oil on bottom of baby’s feet.
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1.C.10.10 “Burned water” or "clinker tea". Pour water over clinkers, strain and feed to baby.
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1.C.10.11 If a baby has hiccups, s/he won't have colic.
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1.C.11. COLITIS (Folder 13)

1.C.12. CONGESTION (Catarrh) (Folder 14)

1.C.12.1 Eat hot foods to relieve congestion.
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1.C.12.2 Use mustard plaster for congestion.
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1.C.12.3 Bacon soaked in turpentine and placed on chest relieves congestion.
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1.C.12.4 Mixture of turpentine and lard, rubbed on chest relieves congestion.
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1.C.12.5 Mixture of olive oil and turpentine rubbed on chest relieves congestion.
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1.C.12.6 Mixture of kerosene and sugar relieves congestion.
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1.C.12.7 Mixture of turpentine and sugar relieves congestion.
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1.C.12.8 Eucalyptus oil helps relieve congestion.
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1.C.12.9 Turpentine sprinkled on flannel which has been dipped in boiling water relieves congestion.
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1.C.12.10 Wear spice bag to relieve congestion.
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1.C.12.11 Eat honey for congestion.
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1.C.13. CONSTIPATION (Folder 15)

1.C.13.1 Use grape seeds and lobelia as a physic.
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1.C.13.2 To relieve gas and/or constipation lie on stomach over pillow.
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1.C.13.3 Senna leaf tea as a cure for constipation.
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1.C.13.4 Mixture of dried fruit and senna relieves constipation.
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1.C.13.5 Nanny berry tea relieves constipation.
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1.C.13.6 Estafiate leaves toasted and crushed in milk relieves constipation. (Mexico)
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1.C.13.7 Stick and stream or waterfall relieves constipation.
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1.C.13.8 Drink warm water before bed to relieve constipation.
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1.C.13.9 Molasses and honey relieve constipation.
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1.C.13.10 Use castor oil or Epson salt for a laxative.
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1.C.13.11 Graham crackers will relieve baby of constipation.
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1.C.13.12 Castor oil and turpentine.
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1.C.14. CONVULSIONS (Folder 16)

1.C.14.1 Put cold cloths on the head then sit in a warm bath.
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1.C.15. CORNS (Folder 17)

1.C.15.1 Use turpentine to relieve corns.
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1.C.15.2 Slice of lemon placed on corn helps to remove it.
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1.C.15.3 Use a bread and vinegar poultice on corns.
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1.C.16. COUGH, CROUP (Folder 18)

1.C.16.1 Cough syrup recipe.
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1.C.16.2 Mixture of honey, lemon juice, and whiskey for a cough.
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1.C.16.3 Spoonful of turpentine and sugar mixture is good for cough.
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1.C.16.4 Honey or sugar and ginger is good for a cough.
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1.C.16.5 Dip rag or wool sock in alcohol and wrap around neck to reduce coughing.
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1.C.16.6 Honey mixed with baking soda reduces cough.
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1.C.16.7 Use onion juice to cure a cough.
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1.C.16.8 Use lemon to cure coughs.
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1.C.16.9 Use lemon, honey, and glycerin mixture to treat a cough.
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1.C.16.10 Use lemon and honey mixture to treat a cough.
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1.C.16.11 Use whiskey and honey or sugar mixture to treat cough.
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1.C.16.12 Use ice packs for a cough.
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1.C.16.13 Red pepper, sugar, and cream mixture for cough.
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1.C.16.14 Rub olive oil on chest to reduce cough.
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1.C.16.15 Mix alum and egg white and administer until vomiting occurs to treat croup.
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1.C.16.16 Use turpentine and hot water packs to relieve croup.
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1.C.16.17 Eucalyptus and sugar mixture relieves croup.
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1.C.16.18 Use mixture of coal oil and honey or sugar to relieve croup.
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1.C.16.19 Use onion juice and sugar or honey to relieve croup.
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1.C.16.20 Use kerosene and sugar mixture to relieve croup.
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1.C.16.21 Use mixture of brandy, paregoric, honey, and hot water to relieve cough.
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1.C.16.22 Use flax tea and lemon for a cough.
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1.C.16.23 Use mustard plaster for a cough.
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1.C.16.24 Use a mixture of dandelion root, water, and horehound candy to relieve cough.
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1.C.16.25 Use leeks for cough.
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1.C.16.26 Put wet rag on neck for coughs.
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1.C.16.27 Rub and pound mentholated ointment on chest and tie on a towel dipped in rubbing alcohol around neck.
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1.C.16.28 Peanut butter and honey to coat the throat stops coughing.
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1.C.16.29 Cayenne pepper and honey mixture.
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1.C.16.30 Honey, tequila, butter, and lemon mix for colds.
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1.C.16.31 Karo syrup soothes the throat.
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1.C.16.32 Broomweed tea for a cough.
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1.C.16.33 Rub mentholated ointment on feet before going to bed.
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1.C.16.34 Wear a bag of asafetida around neck.
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1.C.16.35 Drink ashes, lemon, and honey mixture.
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1.C.16.36 Put an onion on the chest.
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1.C.16.37 Make a syrup from sap of balsam pines and sagebrush tea. (Paiute)
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1.C.16.38 Use horehound syrup for coughs.
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1.C.16.39 Use sugar and butter mixture for coughs.
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1.C.16.40 Plaster made from milk and bread applied to chest cures croup.
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1.C.16.41 Fasten cloth with mixture of coal oil and bacon rind to neck of patient with croup.
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1.C.16.42 Use whiskey to cure croup.
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1.C.16.43 Soak feet in hot mustard water while drinking hot ginger or peppermint tea.
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1.C.16.44 Catnip tea.
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1.C.16.45 Cayenne tea.
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1.C.16.46 Raw onions and salt.
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1.C.16.47 Indian Root tea.
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1.C.16.48 Pennyroyal tea with senna.
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1.C.16.49 Egg dissolved (shell and all) in vinegar.
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1.C.16.50 Finely cut onions and honey, simmer.
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1.C.16.51 Powdered slippery elm.
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1.C.16.52 Drink warm water, one cupful after another, then stick finger down throat to produce vomiting (this gets rid of poisonous mucus).
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1.C.16.53 Mixture of raisins, horehound, flaxseed, honey and lemons.
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1.C.16.54 Vinegar.
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1.C.16.55 To treat whooping cough: mare's milk everyday and tea of muscarvadore sugar.
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1.C.16.56 Lettuce milk.
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1.C.16.57 Cabbage leaf worn around neck.
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1.C.16.58 Camphorated olive oil on lungs, then a plaster of mentholatum and Iobelia seed.
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1.C.16.59 Steam for croup.
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1.C.16.60 Bacon rind soaked in vinegar and wrapped around the throat.
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1.C.16.61 Take dirty sock and wrap it around throat for croup.
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1.C.16.62 Mix turpentine and honey and eat by the spoonful.
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1.C.16.63 Salt water dipped rag wrapped around the neck with a woolen sock relieves croup.
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1.C.16.64 A stip of bacon around the neck prevents the seriousness of whooping cough.
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1.C.17. CROSSED-EYES (Folder 19)

1.C.17.1 If cross eyes at midnight on a full moon, the eyes will stay crossed.
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1.C.17.2 If cross eyes and sneeze at the same time, eyes will stay crossed.
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1.C.18. CUTS (Folder 20)

1.C.18.1 Use turpentine on cuts to kill germs and promote healing.
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1.C.18.2 Chaparral heals cuts.
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1.C.18.3 Tree pitch aids infection, promotes healing, relieves soreness.
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1.C.18.4 Mixture of pine gum, cloves, and cumin aids healing.
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1.C.18.5 Tobacco poultice aids cuts.
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1.C.18.6 Comfrey and golden seal help cuts.
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1.C.18.7 Feathers placed in a cut aid healing.
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1.C.18.8 A mixture of kerosene and sugar aids healing.
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1.C.18.9 Bread and milk poultice draws out infection.
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1.C.18.10 Onion poultice draws out infection.
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1.C.18.11 Tobacco heals cuts.
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1.C.18.12 Lay a cobweb over a cut to stop bleeding.
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1.C.18.13 Diesel fuel heals a cut.
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1.C.18.14 Apply membrane of an egg over a cut to heal without scarring.
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1.C.18.15 White liniment recipe.
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1.C.18.16 Red liniment recipe.
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1.C.18.17 Turpentine liniment recipe.
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1.C.18.18 Use lobelia as an antiseptic.
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1.C.18.19 Slice of raw potato will draw out infection.
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1.C.18.20 Kerosene is good medicine for cuts and bruises.
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1.C.18.21 Use camphor to heal cuts.
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1.C.18.22 Black oil for cuts (turpentine, pine tar, alcohol).
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1.C.18.23 Grandma's mystery medicine (which includes honey and beeswax) for cuts, scrapes, and burns .
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1.C.19. CYSTS (Folder 21)

1.C.19.1 Hit cyst with Bible to release evil.
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Box 3

1.D.1. DEAFNESS (Folder 1)

1.D.1.1 If deaf, other senses are enhanced.
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1.D.1.2 Onion juice or juice of ground ivy is remedy for deafness.
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1.D.2. DIABETES (Folder 2)

1.D.2.1 Eating sugar causes sugar diabetes.
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1.D.2.2 Choke cherry tea is good for diabetes.
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1.D.3. DIARRHEA (Folder 3)

1.D.3.1 Eating bananas relieves diarrhea.
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1.D.3.2 Whortleberry tea relieves diarrhea.
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1.D.3.3 Mixture of whiskey, water, and sugar relieves diarrhea.
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1.D.3.4 Catnip tea relieves diarrhea.
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1.D.3.5 Use coke syrup to relieve diarrhea.
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1.D.3.6 Rhubarb root and peppermint syrup for diarrhea.
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1.D.3.7 Scorch flour to a dark brown and chew a little at a time to relieve diarrhea.
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1.D.3.8 Green tea is good for diarrhea.
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1.D.3.9 Take 1 Tbsp vinegar with pepper on top to cure diarrhea.
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1.D.3.10 Eat chokecherries to be relieved of diarrhea.
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1.D.3.11 Boiled flour for diarrhea.
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1.D.4. DIPHTHERIA (Folder 4)

1.D.4.1 Recipe for a gargle to relieve diphtheria as well as sore throat and related illness.
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1.D.4.2 Fumes from heated tar or turpentine mixture relieves diphtheria.
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1.D.4.3 Recipe for diphtheria medicine using sugar, green copper, alum, sulphur.
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1.D.4.4 Use a sage and salt gargle for diphtheria.
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1.D.4.5 19th century cure for diphtheria.
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1.D.5. DIZZINESS (Folder 5)

1.D.5.1 Whiskey and water aids dizziness.
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1.E.1. EARACHE (Folder 6)

1.E.1.1 Use black pepper in small linen bag to relieve earache.
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1.E.1.2 Use black pepper and castor oil on cotton ball to relieve earache.
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1.E.1.3 Warm mineral oil aids earache/infection.
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1.E.1.4 Garlic oil relieves earache.
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1.E.1.5 Warm alcohol relieves earache.
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1.E.1.6 Warm boulders relieve earache.
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1.E.1.7 Warm cigarette or cigar smoke relieves earache.
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1.E.1.8 Warm urine relieves earache.
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1.E.1.9 Sweet oil, steam, melted hot butter all relieve earache.
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1.E.1.10 Smoke in ear relieves earache.
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1.E.1.11 Use warm onion to relieve earache.
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1.E.1.12 Burn newspaper close to ear to burn excess oxygen out.
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1.E.1.13 Urine in the ear will cure an earache.
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1.E.1.14 Warm salt bag applied to ear.
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1.E.1.15 Olive oil used for earache.
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1.E.1.16 For earache put roasted fig into ear as hot as it can be.
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1.E.2. EARS, PLUGGED OR STUFFED (Folder 7)

1.E.2.1. Burning match at one end of a paper cone with other end in ear relieves plugged ears.
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1.E.2.2. Different activities to do with your body when water is in right/left ear.
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1.E.3. ECZEMA (Folder 8)

1.E.4. EDEMA (Folder 9)

1.E.4.1 Mixture of dried grape leaves, gun powder, and water relieves dropsy [edema].
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1.E.4.2 Use mullein tea as a diuretic.
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1.E.5. EPILEPSY (Folder 10)

1.E.6. EYE AILMENTS (Folder 11)

1.E.6.1 Use raw steak to relieve blackeye.
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1.E.6.2 Placing a silver knife, fork, or spoon handle against eye relieves blackeye.
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1.E.6.3 Use potato or cucumber slices to relieve sunburned eyes.
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1.E.6.4 Salt water eyewash relieves excessive sleep in eyes.
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1.E.6.5 To be rid of a sty, rub it with a gold ring.
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1.E.6.6 To be rid of a sty, cover it with a mint leaf.
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1.E.6.7 Rub quarter on eye to be rid of sty.
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1.E.6.8 Tie a wet teabag or tea leave poultice to eye to relieve sty.
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1.E.6.9 Dab earwax on a sty.
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1.E.6.10 Shredded raw potato poultice will relieve a sty.
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1.E.6.11 Put honey in eyes to cure cataracts.
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1.E.6.12 Eat spinach and carrots for good eyesight and strength.
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1.E.6.13 Look at sun to improve eyesight. (Germany)
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1.E.6.14 Sandman puts sand in one's eyes.
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1.E.6.15 Urinate in the middle of the road to cause or cure a sty in eye.
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1.E.6.16 Dilute vinegar for inflamed eyes.
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1.E.6.17 Hot bread and milk paste to place over sty.
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1.F.1. FAINTING (Folder 12)

1.F.1.1 How to make yourself faint.
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1.F.2. FARTING (Folder 13)

1.F.3. FEVER (Folder 14)

1.F.3.1 Green tea leaves mixed with heated lard for milk fever.
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1.F.3.2 Eating onion skin powdered with quinine and soaking feet in mustard water relieves fever.
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1.F.3.3 Use potato on forehead to relieve fever.
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1.F.3.4 Use alcohol soaked sheets to break a fever.
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1.F.3.5 To break a fever cover patient with many layers of blankets and sweat it out.
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1.F.3.6 Use wet socks on feet to break a fever.
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1.F.3.7 Use slippery elm plant to relieve fever.
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1.F.3.8 Use lobelia plant to relieve fever.
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1.F.3.9 Cut open a chicken, lay it on a pregnant woman’s stomach to reduce fever.
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1.F.3.10 Linden berries useful to take down fever.
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1.F.3.11 Only drink hot milk to cure typhoid and scarlet fever.
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1.F.3.12 Raspberry leaf tea will reduce fever.
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1.F.3.13 Vinegar, rusty nails, moldy bread, and one brown egg a will cure spring fever.
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1.F.3.14 Brandy will help cure a fever.
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1.F.3.15 Starve a fever.
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1.F.3.16 Ginger tea will help cure a fever.
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1.F.3.17 Soak feet in hot mustard bath to draw out a fever.
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1.F.3.18 Put egg on chest, say specific words, then crack egg on ant hill.
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1.F.3.19 Fever will cause fingernails to split and break.
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1.F.3.20 Soda baths.
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1.F.3.21 Wild Sage Tea (drink and bathe in it).
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1.F.3.22 Linen cloth dipped in vinegar to put in mouth.
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1.F.3.23 Drink hot lemonade.
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1.F.3.24 Bathing in warm water gives you a fever.
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1.F.3.25 Bonset tea cures chills and fever.
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1.F.4. FLEAS (Folder 15)

1.F.5. FROSTBITE (Folder 16)

1.F.5.1 Sit on the part that has been frostbitten to warm it.
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1.F.5.2 Use cayenne pepper internally to relieve frostbite.
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1.F.5.3 Use cayenne pepper externally to relieve frostbite.
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1.F.5.4 Stand in snow in bare feet to relieve frostbite.
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1.F.5.5 Rub area to relieve frostbite.
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1.G.1. GALLBLADDER DISEASE, GALLSTONES (Folder 17)

1.G.2. GOITER (Folder 18)

1.G.2.1 Cover pennies with olive oil then wear them around neck to cure goiters.
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1.G.2.2 Pass the hand of a dead person across your throat.
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1.G.3. GOUT (Folder 19)

1.G.3.1 Drink tansy tea for gout.
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1.H.1. HANGOVER (Folder 20)

1.H.1.1 Eat ice cream to cure a hangover.
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1.H.1.2 Drink an additional amount of alcohol the next morning to cure hangover.
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1.H.1.3 Eat a good meal before bedtime to avoid having a hangover the next day.
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1.H.1.4 Take B-complex vitamin supplement before going to bed to avoid a hangover.
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1.H.1.5 Eat honey to cure a hangover.
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1.H.1.6 Drink three large glasses of water, take three tylenol, and urinate before bed to avoid a hangover.
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1.H.2. HEADACHE AND HEAD AILMENTS (Folder 21)

1.H.2.1 Bloodletting relieves headache.
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1.H.2.2 Eat salt to relieve a headache.
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1.H.2.3 Inhale the fumes of hot cider vinegar to relieve a headache.
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1.H.2.4 Use a vinegar soaked rag on forehead to relieve a headache.
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1.H.2.5 Soak feet in hot water, drink herb tea, sweat for an hour in bed, then sponge off with cool water to relieve headache.
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1.H.2.6 Sit on bucket of cold water and wash genital area to relieve headache.
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1.H.2.7 Use yarrow to relieve headache.
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1.H.2.8 Use chickweed to relieve headache.
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1.H.2.9 Red clover tea aids headache.
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1.H.2.10 Nanny-berry tea aids headache.
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1.H.2.11 Raw potatoes cut in thin slices and placed on forehead relieves headache.
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1.H.2.12 Pinch skin between index finger and thumb to relieve headache.
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1.H.2.13 Fingertip massage of scalp relieves headache.
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1.H.2.14 Chew and eat three almonds to relieve headache.
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1.H.2.15 Whiskey relieves headaches.
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1.H.2.16 Standing on head relieves headache.
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1.H.2.17 Headaches are caused when birds gather a person's loose strands of hair from brushing it outside.
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1.H.2.18 Tie a soft cloth around head to cure headache.
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1.H.2.19 Blow cold air under eyelids of the afflicted person to cure a headache.
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1.H.2.20 Use ginger root, sugar, and yeast to cure a headache.
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1.H.2.21 Smell camphor to cure headache.
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1.H.2.22 Rub peppermint oil on temples to relieve headache.
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1.H.2.23 Rub tip of tongue on roof of mouth to relieve brain freeze.
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1.H.2.24 Mustard foot bath and drink specific tea.
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1.H.2.25 Heat a bag of salt and hold to head.
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1.H.2.26 Put a cold cloth to head.
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1.H.2.27 Gum comphor in alcohol.
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1.H.2.28 Dose of salts or senna tea.
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1.H.2.29 Bathe feet in warm lye water.
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1.H.2.30 Brown paper dipped in vinegar and applied to head.
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1.H.2.31 Vegetable diet is suggested.
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1.H.2.32 Drink Spanish Ginerette (recipe included).
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1.H.2.33 Drink vinegar and water for headache.
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1.H.2.34 Hot cloths on the back of the neck for headaches.
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1.H.2.35 Sniff juice of horse radish or ground ivy.
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1.H.3. HEART TROUBLE (Folder 22)

1.H.3.1 Monkshood or aconite slows the heart.
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1.H.3.2 Use foxglove for the heart.
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1.H.3.3 Mix glycerin, brandy, and hawberry juice for heart trouble.
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1.H.3.4 Powdered blood from a deer (sangre de venado) to be taken daily for heart trouble.
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1.H.3.5 Taking a shower after eating can cause a heart attack.
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1.H.3.6 Eating a spoonful of honey will prevent a heart attack.
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1.H.3.7 Use rose hips to avoid hardening of the arteries.
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1.H.4. HEARTBURN (Folder 23)

1.H.4.1 Take mixture of baking soda, water and aspirin to cure heartburn.
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1.H.4.2 Laudanum, carbonate soda, ammonia, sweet oil, camphor mixture.
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1.H.5. HEMORRHOIDS (Folder 24)

1.H.5.1 Take cayenne pepper for hemorrhoids.
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1.H.5.2 Ride horseback bareback.
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1.H.5.3 Do not sit on wet pavement to avoid hemorrhoids.
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1.H.5.4 Powdered rattlesnake meat sprinkled over food at every meal will cure hemorrhoids in one month.
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1.H.5.5 Wild current leaf tea.
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1.H.6. HERNIA (Folder 25)

1.H.7. HICCOUGHS (Folder 26)

1.H.7.1 Drink water with ears and nose plugged.
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1.H.7.2 Hold breath while ears and nose are plugged.
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1.H.7.3 Drink water from wrong (opposite) side of glass.
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1.H.7.4 Drink water from glass with spoon in glass touching cheek.
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1.H.7.5 Drink water through a piece of cloth or paper.
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1.H.7.6 Drink a lot of water to relieve hiccoughs.
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1.H.7.7 Drink water and hold breath.
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1.H.7.8 Being scared or startled cures hiccoughs. (Folder 27)
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1.H.7.9 Hold breath to cure hiccoughs.
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1.H.7.10 Put piece of white paper on your stomach.
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1.H.7.11 Put a paper bag over your head or breathe into paper bag.
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1.H.7.12 Buying hiccoughs relieves them.
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1.H.7.13 Chinchona bark in peppermint water relieves hiccoughs.
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1.H.7.14 Mustard water relieves hiccoughs.
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1.H.7.15 Eat sugar to relieve hiccoughs.
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1.H.7.16 Stand on head to relieve hiccoughs. (Folder 28)
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1.H.7.17 Drink water fast to cure hiccoughs.
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1.H.7.18 Think of next hiccough and it will never come.
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1.H.7.19 Drink water every 3 seconds to cure hiccoughs.
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1.H.7.20 Hang by your heels and eat wax chips to cure hiccoughs.
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1.H.7.21 Tickle nose to cure hiccoughs.
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1.H.7.22 Think other thoughts to distract thought of hiccoughs.
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1.H.7.23 Try to keep hiccoughs to stop them.
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1.H.7.24 Put nail of right thumb on nail of fourth finger of same hand to get rid of hiccoughs.
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1.H.7.25 Take sugar and peanut butter to relieve hiccoughs.
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1.H.7.26 Jump up and down to relieve hiccoughs.
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1.H.7.27 Stand on one leg with spoon in mouth, hold lit candle, and try to blow out flame.
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1.H.7.28 Eat a lump of sugar soaked in vinegar.
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1.H.7.29 Have someone stare in your face and tell you when the next hiccough is coming.
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1.H.7.30 Take mouthful of water, lie on back, swallow water to relieve hiccoughs.
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1.H.7.31 Drink water while holding a pencil between your teeth.
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1.H.7.32 Take 12 swallows from a drinking fountain without breathing.
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1.H.7.33 Eat 2 tablespoons of peanut butter slowly.
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1.H.7.34 Drink water while standing on head.
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1.H.7.35 Touch elbows together behind your back.
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1.H.7.36 Fill mouth with water then sit on the stove until it boils.
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1.H.7.37 Point index fingers at each other holding them as close as possible without touching for 2 minutes.
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1.H.7.38 Hold ½ glass of water in teeth, put index fingers in ears, fill mouth with water & swallow.
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1.H.7.39 Have someone place a hand over your mouth and nose, blow all of the air out of your lungs, and hold you breath as long as you can.
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1.H.7.40 Drink water from a glass with the blade of a butter knife in the glass touching forehead.
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1.H.7.41 Drink 1 tablespoon baking soda in warm water.
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1.H.7.42 Drink water with a pencil in the glass.
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1.H.7.43 Stir water clockwise with a wooden handle of a knife, then counterclockwise with the steel blade of the knife. Add green food coloring. Drink in one breath.
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1.H.7.44 Press fork to left temple while drinking a glass of water.
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1.H.7.45 Stare at a penny and try to hiccup.
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1.H.7.46 Spit into a paper and place it on forehead.
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1.H.7.47 Broom straw cross placed on a baby’s forehead will stop hiccoughs.
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1.H.7.48 Bend over and drink upside down. (Folder 29)
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1.H.7.49 Say “Hector Heecup Hiccup Teacup” 3 times.
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1.H.7.50 Time is the only way to cure hiccoughs.
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1.H.7.51 Soak slice of lime in anguster bitters.
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1.H.7.52 Take a deep breath and have someone give you a bear hug from behind.
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1.H.7.53 Hold breath three times. Count slowly to fifteen each time.
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1.H.7.54 Put a penny in your navel and hold it there for a minute.
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1.H.7.55 Coat roof of your mouth with peanut butter, hang your head over the side of a couch, and slowly drink water till all peanut butter is gone.
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1.H.7.56 Think intensely of three bald men.
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1.H.7.57 Get in a state of total relaxation then do certain breathing exercises.
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1.H.7.58 Hold pinkies as close as possible for ten seconds.
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1.H.7.59 Hold your breath and count to 100 as fast as you can, if you hiccup in the middle of counting start over.
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1.H.7.60 Swallow a whole spoonful of brown sugar cures hiccups.
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1.H.7.61 Eat one teaspoon of peanut butter for hiccups.
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1.H.7.62 Stick out your tongue as far as you can for as long as you can.
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1.H.8. HIVES (see itching) (Folder 30)

1.H.9. HYDROPHOBIA (Folder 31)

Box 4

1.I.1. INDIGESTION (Dyspepsia) (Folder 1)
1.I.1.1 Use sumac leaves to relieve indigestion.
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1.I.1.2 Use ginger root to relieve indigestion.
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1.I.1.3 Throw up to cure indigestion.
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1.I.1.4 Coca leaf tea aids digestion. (Bolivia)
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1.I.2. INFECTION (Folder 2)

1.I.2.1 Infection cured by placing infected area in fresh cow pie until it cools and dries.
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1.I.2.2 Flaxseed poultice decreases infection.
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1.I.2.3 Infection cured by placing infected area inside carcass of freshly killed chicken.
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1.I.2.4 Use dandelion leaf poultice for infection.
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1.I.2.5 Soak infected area in hot salt water.
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1.I.2.6 Use burdock for infection.
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1.I.2.7 Use bread and milk poultice for infection.
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1.I.2.8 Use soap and sugar poultice for infection.
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1.I.2.9 Use pinion/pine gum salve on infection.
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1.I.2.10 Use marshmallow poultice to relieve infection.
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1.I.2.11 Use sassafras tea to help fight infection.
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1.I.2.12 Lamb fat salve recipe.
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1.I.2.13 Sugar and turpentine removes infection.
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1.I.2.14 Egg yolk and salt removes infection.
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1.I.2.15 Use egg and mustard as a poultice.
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1.I.2.16 Use Denver mud for infection.
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1.I.2.17 Use onion poultice for infection.
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1.I.2.18 Use red beet poultice for infection.
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1.I.2.19 Tobacco juice will prevent infection.
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1.I.2.20 Use pine tar pitch for an infection.
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1.I.2.21 Soaking infected area in Absorbine Jr. and water.
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1.I.2.22 Mixture of bread, milk, soap, and sugar will draw out infection.
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1.I.2.23 For infection soak in lye water.
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1.I.3. INFLAMMATION (Folder 3)

1.I.3.1 Soak feet in alfalfa to relieve swelling.
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1.I.3.2 Catch a weasel and squeeze it to death for inflamed finger joints.
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1.I.3.3 The leaves or root of a butterfly plant can be grated and cooked in cheese or milk to help cure dysentery.
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1.I.4. INFLUENZA (Folder 4)

1.I.4.1 Drink kerosene and lard mixture for the flu.
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1.I.4.2 Mustard plaster breaks up congestion in lungs.
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1.I.4.3 Hot mustard bath soothes aches of the flu.
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1.I.4.4 Wear cloth full of smelly powder to ward off flu.
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1.I.4.5 Drink tea and eat toast to cure the flu.
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1.I.4.6 Eat an onion a day to ward off flu.
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1.I.4.7 Use asafetida to ward off flu.
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1.I.4.8 Burn sulfur powder on top of stove to prevent the flu.
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1.I.5. INGROWN NAILS (Folder 5)

1.I.5.1 Warm tallow relieves ingrown nails.
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1.I.5.2 Notch nails to prevent ingrown nails.
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1.I.5.3 Bread and milk poultice relieves ingrown toenails.
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1.I.5.4 Cut a "V" on the center edge of the nail and keep the nail scraped clean.
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1.I.5.5 Cut nails straight across to avoid hangnails.
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1.I.6. INSECT BITES, STINGS, OR INFESTATIONS (Folder 6)

1.I.6.1 Use kerosene applied to edges of clothing to keep chiggers off.
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1.I.6.2 Use a mixture of mutton fat and poplar bud sap to treat insect bites or stings.
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1.I.6.3 Use mud plaster to treat insect bites.
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1.I.6.4 Use baking soda to treat insect sting.
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1.I.6.5 Use onion to treat insect sting.
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1.I.6.6 Use garlic to treat insect sting.
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1.I.6.7 Use snuff to treat insect sting.
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1.I.6.8 Use strong-smelling cheap perfume to get wood ticks to back out from under your skin.
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1.I.6.9 Use Avon Skin-So-Soft to repel insects.
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1.I.6.10 Use ammonia on a wasp or bee sting.
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1.I.6.11 Crush white ash leaves and rub on bee sting to stop pain and prevent swelling.
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1.I.6.12 Rag dipped in hot water, applied to mosquito bites will stop the itch.
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1.I.6.13 Crush plantain leaves and rub on mosquito bites. (Includes pictures.)
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1.I.6.14 Use pure vinegar to treat mosquito bites.
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1.I.6.15 Make “X” with fingernail on mosquito bite to stop itch.
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1.I.6.16 Use rubbing alcohol to treat mosquito bite.
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1.I.6.17 Apply water and salt to reduce itching of mosquito bite.
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1.I.6.18 Rub a softened bar of wet soap on mosquito bite.
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1.I.6.19 Mosquitoes won't bite people that eat a lot of vitamin C.
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1.I.6.20 Put ball bluing paste on bee sting.
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1.I.6.21 To get rid of bed bugs spray with gasoline.
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1.I.6.22 Dissolve 2-3 aspirin into 1/2 cup rubbing alcohol and apply to mosquito bites.
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1.I.6.23 Pee on bee stings immediately after getting them.
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1.I.6.24 Salt and vinegar for bee sting.
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1.I.6.25 Jewelweed (touch-me-not) for insect bites.
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1.I.6.26 Spit on mosquito bites.
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1.I.6.27 Mud and spit mixture for bee stings.
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1.I.6.28 For bee sting apply castor oil.
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1.I.6.29 Mix baking soda and water and spread over bite.
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1.I.7. ITCHING (Folder 7)

1.I.7.1 Itching feet are relieved by soaking in boiled sagebrush and cedar bark.
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1.I.7.2 Docken leaf will ease the itch of stinging nettle.
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1.I.7.3 Sassafras and eucalyptus poultice to relieve itching.
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1.I.7.4 Baking soda bath relieves itching.
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1.I.7.5 Put damp laundry soap on poison oak or oak burns to relieve the itching.
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1.I.7.6 Use turpentine, red percipity and lard to relieve the itching.
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1.I.7.7 Put sulfur in shoes to prevent the itch.
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1.J.1. JAUNDICE (Folder 8)

1.J.1.1 Make tea from sheep manure to cure yellow jaundice.
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1.K.1. KIDNEY DISEASE AND KIDNEY STONES (Folder 9)

1.K.1.1 Use burdock seeds and dandelion tea for kidney complaint.
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1.K.1.2 Use cream of tarter in water for kidneys.
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1.K.1.3 Use corn silk tea for kidneys.
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1.K.1.4 Drink flax tea for kidneys.
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1.K.1.5 Use marshmallow tea for Bright's disease.
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1.K.1.6 Use sassafras tea for the kidneys.
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1.K.1.7 Use golden seal for the kidneys.
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1.K.1.8 Use hops for the kidneys.
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1.K.1.9 Celery tonic for kidney infection.
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1.K.1.10 Gravel weed tea for kidney ailment.
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1.K.1.11 Parsley tea for kidney ailment.
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1.K.1.12 Drink tansy tea for kidney ailment.
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1.K.1.13 Drink a quart of a bitter hot tea every day.
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1.K.1.14 Boil common thistle root and drachms of licorice in water and drink every morning.
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1.K.1.15 For kidney infection or anything like it, drink wild rose tea.
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1.K.1.16 A few drops of turpentine on sugar for kidneys.
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1.L.1. LAMENESS (Folder 10)

1.L.1.1 Pretending to be lame causes lameness.
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1.L.2. LARYNGITIS (Hoarseness) (Folder 11)

1.L.2.1 Various methods for alleviating hoarseness.
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1.L.2.2 Use an alcohol-soaked wool sock wrapped around neck all night to relieve laryngitis.
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1.L.2.3 Put a piece of onion on foot to relieve laryngitis.
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1.L.2.4 Beat the wite of an egg, mix in some lemon juice and a little sugar, a teaspoon taken occasionally will soon relieve hoarsness.
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1.L.3. LICE (Folder 12)

1.L.3.1 To get rid of head lice use coil oil.
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1.L.4. LISTLESSNESS (Folder 13)

1.L.5. LIVER DISEASE (Folder 14)

1.L.6. LOCKJAW (Folder 15)

1.M.1. MALARIA (Folder 16)

1.M.2. MEASLES (Folder 17)

1.M.2.1 Boil a dead chicken in a pot or drink broth to bring out measles.
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1.M.2.2 Use a hot bath to bring out measles.
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1.M.2.3 Drink nanny berry tea to bring out measles.
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1.M.2.4 Tobacco tea poultice to bring out measles.
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1.M.2.5 Must stay in a dark room in order to recover from measles.
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1.M.2.6 Reading can cause blindness while you have the measles.
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1.M.2.7 Sheep manure tea is good for measles.
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1.M.3. MENSTRUATION (Folder 18)

1.M.3.1 Raisins, spinach, and eggs are good to eat during menstruation.
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1.M.3.2 Showering, shampooing, or getting wet feet during menstrual cycle causes cramps.
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1.M.3.3 Drink ginger tea for menstrual cramps.
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1.M.3.4 Drink herb tea (raspberry especially) for menstrual cramps.
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1.M.3.5 During menstrual cycle do not wash hair, eat or drink anything sour; take chicken broth.
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1.M.3.6 Tansy tea promotes menstruation.
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1.M.3.7 Avoid polka dots.
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1.M.3.8 Whiskey and sugar water to relieve cramps.
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1.M.3.9 Manzanilla tea relieves cramps.
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1.M.3.10 Chocolate relieves cramps.
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1.M.3.11 Hot water bottle applied to abdomen relieves cramps.
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1.M.3.12 During menstrual cycle don't eat grease, otherwise brothers will be dark complected.
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1.M.3.13 During menstrual cycle, a woman will cause a cake to fall.
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1.M.3.14 During menstrual cycle, a woman's permanent won't take.
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1.M.3.15 Drink hop tea for menstrual pains.
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1.M.3.16 Never get out of bed on the first day of your period.
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1.M.3.17 If you get a tooth filled during period, the filling will fall out.
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1.M.3.18 During menstruation, a girl must not exercise, take a bath, swim, or go on a date.
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1.M.3.19 "The red flag is flying" is a phrase used to describe a girls menstral period.
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1.M.3.20 Drink Chamomile tea for cramps.
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1.M.3.21 For menstrual cramps drink hot tea with honey.
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1.M.4. MUMPS (Folder 19)

1.M.4.1 Use mustard and various fruits to form poultices for feet and neck during mumps.
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1.M.4.2 Bright red string around neck prevents mumps spreading to lower body.
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1.M.4.3 Wrap fat-back bacon around neck to alleviate mumps.
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1.M.4.4 Boil water snake's eyes to help alleviate the pain caused by mumps.
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1.M.4.5 Use a wool sock to prevent mumps from going down.
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1.M.4.6 To raise head or stand up while sick with mumps would cause sterility.
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1.M.5. MORNING SICKNESS (Folder 20)

1.M.5.1 Chewing gum as a remedy.
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1.M.5.2 Shots as a remedy.
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1.M.5.3 Crackers in the morning as a remedy.
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1.M.5.4 Vitamin B6 as a remedy.
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1.M.5.5 Cinnamon steeped in water taken in herbal tea before bedtime as a remedy.
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1.M.5.6 Brewer’s yeast in fruit juice as a remedy.
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1.N.1. NAUSEA (Folder 21)

1.N.1.1 Put brown paper bag on stomach to relieve car, boat, or air sickness.
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1.N.1.2 To relieve car sickness, stick index finger out open window.
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1.N.1.3 For nausea caused by radiation therapy, drink freshly ground myrtle leaves for 6 weeks and take Epson salt baths.
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1.N.2. NEURALGIA AND NEURITIS (Folder 22)

1.N.2.1 Monkshood or aconite liniment aids neuralgia.
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1.N.2.2 Hedge nettles relieve neuralgia.
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1.N.2.3 Impatience (Touch-me-nots) to ease pain of nerve disintegrations.
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1.N.2.4 Burdock to ease pain of nerve disintegrations.
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1.N.2.5 Sleep on sage pillow to ease nerves.
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1.N.3. NECK PAIN (Folder 23)

1.N.3.1 Rub a bar of sulfur on a pained neck to get the “air out.”
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1.N.3.2 Rub neck with Sloans liniment and wrap neck in warm towel.
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1.P.1. PERSPIRATION (Folder 24)

1.P.2. PNEUMONIA (Folder 25)

1.P.2.1 Use cooked onions to relieve pneumonia.
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1.P.2.2 Small jars, heated and put with open end on patient's chest, draw moisture from lungs.
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1.P.2.3 Mustard plaster helps relieve pneumonia.
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1.P.2.4 Use lemon to relieve pneumonia.
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1.P.2.5 Wrap a strip of raw bacon around the neck.
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1.P.2.6 Recipe for pneumonia rub with Camphor.
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1.P.2.7 Garlic Vaseline rubbed on soles of feet help pneumonia.
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1.P.2.8 Hot Ginseng poultice on chest with massage will loosen phlegm in chest.
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1.P.2.9 Recipe for Jewish chicken soup to cure pneumonia.
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1.P.2.10 Put feet in hot vinegar water and put a potato poultice on chest.
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1.P.2.11 Put raw onions on chest.
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1.P.2.12 Use steam tent and plaster to break fever and cure pneumonia.
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1.P.2.13 Put flax seed plaster on chest and back.
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1.P.2.14 Take a hot onion bath for pneumonia.
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1.P.3. POISONING, EXTERNAL (Folder 26)

1.P.3.1 Use sagebrush leaf poultice to counteract rattlesnake poison.
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1.P.3.2 Use urine to cure poison oak.
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1.P.3.3 Use jewel weed (touch-me-not) to cure poison ivy.
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1.P.3.4 Chew poison ivy to avoid poison ivy skin rash.
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1.P.3.5 Bleach solution for poison ivy.
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1.P.3.6 Tea of gypsum leaves (smartweed) mixed with lard is good for releaving poison ivy.
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1.P.3.7 Concoction made out of leaf to draw out poison from bad wound.
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1.P.4. POISONING, INTERNAL (Folder 27)

1.P.4.1 Use catnip tea to sweat out poison.
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1.P.4.2 Put infected area into a freshly slaughtered hen or a hot cow pile to draw out poison.
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1.P.4.3 Eating the inside of a banana is poisonous.
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1.P.4.4 Eating fish and milk together is poisonous.
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1.P.4.5 Eating milk and cherries together is poisonous.
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1.P.4.6 If swallowed acid poisoning, drink cream and egg whites.
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1.P.4.7 Make poultice of mashed small white beans to draw out blood poisoning.
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1.P.4.8 Eating bread with even the smallest bit of mold will poison you.
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1.P.5. POLIO (Folder 28)

1.P.5.1 Swimming in a canal causes polio.
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Box 5

1.R.1. RASH (Folder 1)
1.R.1.1 Starch paste eases the spread of rash.
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1.R.1.2 Diaper rash treated with browned flour and cornstarch.
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1.R.2. RHEUMATIC FEVER (Folder 2)

1.R.3. RHEUMATISM (Folder 3)

1.R.3.1 A flannel band sprinkled with mustard and worn on back eases rheumatism.
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1.R.3.2 Whiskey rubbed on joints eases rheumatism.
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1.R.3.3 Blood purifier of sarsaparilla, gentian, sassafras, and licorice eases rheumatism.
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1.R.3.4 Use Dr. Boldues Herbal Lotion for rheumatism.
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1.R.3.5 Monkshood or aconite liniment aids rheumatism.
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1.R.3.6 Chew India root and yellow dock to cure rheumatism.
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1.R.3.7 Drink sagebrush tea to relieve rheumatism.
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1.R.3.8 Nanny berry tea relieves rheumatism.
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1.R.3.9 Wear copper to relieve rheumatism.
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1.R.3.10 Carrying or wearing a potato relieves rheumatism.
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1.R.3.11 Drink mixture of whiskey, garlic, saltpeter, and powdered brimstone for rheumatism.
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1.R.3.12 Wear socks all the time to avoid rheumatism.
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1.R.3.13 Willow tea helps joint pain. (Blackfoot tribe)
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1.R.3.14 Rabbit brush tea for rheumatism.
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1.R.3.15 Bar of soap in nylon stocking in bed prevents rheumatism.
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1.R.3.16 Hot lemon juice relieves rheumatism.
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1.R.3.17 Vinegar and pepper relieves rheumatism.
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1.R.3.18 Put a magnet under mattress to relieve rheumatism.
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1.R.3.19 Carry a buckeye nut to cure rheumatism.
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1.R.3.20 Southern slave owners used to sleep with their feet on a young house slave to pass the rheumatism to the young slave.
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1.R.3.21 Fluid extract of milkweed.
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1.R.3.22 Drink cream of tarter for rheumatism.
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1.R.3.23 Turpentine and camphor for the pain of rheumatism.
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1.R.4. RICKETS (Folder 4)

1.R.5. RINGWORM (Folder 5)

1.R.5.1 Rub castor oil on skin to relieve ringworm.
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1.R.5.2 Ringworm is caused by worms under skin.
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1.R.5.3 Paste of golden seal and myrrh aids ringworm.
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1.R.5.4 Rubbing dew from an ax blade relieves ringworm.
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1.R.5.5 Iodine or bleach for ringworm.
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1.R.5.6 Half a green walnut bound on a ringworm infection cures it.
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1.S.1. SCARS (Folder 6)

1.S.1.1 If you rub vitamin E oil on cuts and scrapes, they will heal without scarring.
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1.S.2. SCARLET FEVER (Folder 7)

1.S.3. SCURVY (Folder 8)

1.S.3.1 Ingesting willow bark prevents scurvy.
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1.S.4. SKIN DISORDER, ROUGH AND SCALY (Folder 9)

1.S.4.1 Urine soaked rag wrapped around affected area will relieve cracked skin.
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1.S.4.2 Apple cider vinegar cures fungal disease.
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1.S.4.3 Rub back of the ear, then rub lips to cure cracked, dry lips.
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1.S.4.4 Rub sore, rough hands with cream from the top of the milk.
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1.S.4.5 Drink water from boiled dock to cure impetigo.
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1.S.4.6 Rub chapped lips with the while of chicken manure.
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1.S.4.7 Drink water and molasses so skin won't turn yellow and scaley when older.
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1.S.5. SLIVERS OR SPLINTERS (Folder 10)

1.S.5.1 Use paste of sugar, soap, and water on festered finger and wrap with gauze.
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1.S.5.2 Use egg membrane to aid removal of splinters.
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1.S.5.3 Put a mixture of lard and turpentine on a sliver.
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1.S.5.4 Pine gum and Vaseline poultice draws out slivers.
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1.S.5.5 Bread and milk poultice for drawing out slivers.
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1.S.5.6 Bandage slice of meat over sliver to draw out slivers.
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1.S.5.7 Place hot bottle over sliver to draw out slivers.
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1.S.5.8 Rub gold ring over sliver to draw out slivers.
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1.S.5.9 If you scratch your head you'll get splinters in your nails.
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1.S.6. SMALLPOX (Folder 11)

1.S.7. SNEEZING (Folder 12)

1.S.7.1 Small strip of brown paper bag put between teeth and upper lip will avert a sneeze.
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1.S.7.2 Finger pressure on upper lip under nose will avert a sneeze.
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1.S.7.3 Say "grapefruit" to avert a sneeze.
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1.S.7.4 If you happen to sneeze, someone is talking about you.
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1.S.7.5 Say "God bless you" after a sneeze.
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1.S.7.6 Look at the sun to be relieved of sneeze.
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1.S.8. SNORING (Folder 13)

1.S.9. SORES (Folder 14)

1.S.9.1 Tea from souramper plant root aids mouth sores.
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1.S.9.2 Relieve sore gums by rubbing them with paregoric.
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1.S.9.3 Chaparral aids sores.
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1.S.9.4 Flour and cream poultice overnight relieves pain of sore toes.
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1.S.9.5 Sticky gum salve for any kind of sore.
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1.S.9.6 Black sap of a tree for soreness. Also, dry mustard paste.
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1.S.9.7 Red hot poker to the top of the skull will relieve any soreness in the body. (Lebanese)
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1.S.9.8 Hot ashes on the knees will relieve soreness in legs. (Lebanese)
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1.S.9.9 Sores do not heal during the dog days of August.
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1.S.9.10 Lying causes sores on the tongue.
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1.S.9.11 Turpentine recipes to heal sores.
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1.S.9.12 Alum and boric acid help heal sores.
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1.S.9.13 Rub on kerosene to cure sores.
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1.S.9.14 Urine heals sores.
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1.S.9.15 Apple brown paper soaked in vinegar cures sores.
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1.S.9.16 Sulfur and molasses cure many skin sores.
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1.S.9.17 "Live Forever" for an open sore.
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1.S.9.18 Bark from a white oak tree to toughen skin or heal a sore.
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1.S.9.19 Soak in mustard water for tired, sore feet.
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1.S.10. SORE THROAT (Folder 15)

1.S.10.1 Drink boiled grapefruit juice for treatment of sore throat.
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1.S.10.2 Use honey and lemon for sore throat.
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1.S.10.3 Sip lemon juice and whiskey to treat sore throat.
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1.S.10.4 Drink hot liquids to treat sore throat.
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1.S.10.5 Use lemon for sore throat.
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1.S.10.6 Eat turpentine and sugar to ease sore throat.
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1.S.10.7 Use turpentine to ease sore throat.
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1.S.10.8 Various gargles to ease sore throat.
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1.S.10.9 Wrap dirty sock around neck to ease sore throat.
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1.S.10.10 Sip wine for a sore throat.
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1.S.10.11 Eat honey for sore throat.
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1.S.10.12 Wear alcohol rag, a bacon and pepper rag, and paint throat with iodine for sore throat.
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1.S.10.13 Take honey and vinegar for a sore throat.
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1.S.10.14 Drink black currant juice and boiling water for sore throat.
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1.S.10.15 Wrap raw bacon and pepper around neck to ease sore throat.
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1.S.10.16 Wrap sock filled with garlic around neck. (Folder 16)
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1.S.10.17 Wrap ice cold wet cloth around neck.
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1.S.10.18 Drink cayenne pepper mixed with water.
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1.S.10.19 Eat mixture of butter and sugar.
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1.S.10.20 Wool cloth dipped in goose grease and turpentine wrapped around neck.
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1.S.10.21 Drink whiskey and honey mixture.
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1.S.10.22 Drink cayenne pepper mixed with vinegar.
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1.S.10.23 Wrap hot vinegar rag round neck.
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1.S.10.24 Eat yogurt.
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1.S.10.25 Drink lemon or almond flavored orange juice.
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1.S.10.26 Use mustard plaster to relieve sore throat.
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1.S.10.27 Wrap throat with rag soaked in lard and coal oil.
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1.S.10.28 Wear vinegar soaked rag around throat.
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1.S.10.29 Drink a mixture of milk and molasses for a sore throat.
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1.S.10.30 Swallow Vicks Vapor Rub.
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1.S.10.31 Rub chest and soles of feet with Vicks.
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1.S.10.32 Wrap alcohol soaked sock around throat overnight.
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1.S.10.33 Chew on licorice root to relieve sore throat.
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1.S.10.34 Gargle salt water for sore throat.
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1.S.10.35 Drink molasses and lemon juice in hot water to ease a sore throat.
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1.S.10.36 Healing occurs by analyzing “aura” from a photograph.
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1.S.10.37 Cooked onions in burlap bag on chest overnight cures sore throat.
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1.S.10.38 Tape magnets to throat to cure sore throat.
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1.S.10.39 Lemon juice, honey, and rum for sore throat. (Folder 17)
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1.S.10.40 Drink ginger tea.
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1.S.10.41 Wrap onion, baking soda, and lard around neck.
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1.S.10.42 Put bag of heated salt on neck.
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1.S.10.43 Drink onion tea.
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1.S.10.44 Use raw bacon poultice for sore throat.
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1.S.10.45 Wrap wool sock that was rubbed with liniment around neck.
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1.S.10.46 Soak bacon slices in turpentine for sore throat.
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1.S.10.47 Soak feather in turpentine and coat sore throat.
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1.S.10.48 Recipe for Honey taffy that cures sore throats.
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1.S.10.49 Drink heated milk and honey mixture.
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1.S.10.50 Drink mixture of either black hot tea or hot rum mixed with honey.
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1.S.10.51 Drink hot milk with butter melted into it.
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1.S.10.52 Take mixture of 1 tsp honey and 1 tbsp vinegar.
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1.S.10.53 Various things to drink for hoarseness.
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1.S.10.54 Roast big potato, cut in half, put each half on each side of throat.
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1.S.10.55 Mix rubbing alcohol with warm water and soak wash rag in it; put around infected's neck.
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1.S.10.56 Drink hot herbal tea.
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1.S.10.57 Use rusty bacon rubbed in a wool sack and wrap around the neck.
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1.S.10.58 Baking soda to prevent sore throat.
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1.S.10.59 Rub Vicks all over the throat then wrap a towel around neck.
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1.S.11. SPRAINS (Folder 18)

1.S.11.1 Elevate and alternate ice compresses with heat to relieve sprains.
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1.S.11.2 Soak sprain in vinegar water.
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1.S.11.3 Use a bread and milk poultice to relieve sprains.
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1.S.11.4 Use mustard plaster to relieve sprains.
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1.S.11.5 Use marshmallow leaves to relieve sprains.
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1.S.11.6 Use onion poultice 4-5 days to relieve sprains.
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1.S.11.7 Wear a wrist strap to cure a sprained wrist.
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1.S.12. STIFFNESS (Folder 19)

1.S.12.1 Use a mustard plaster to relieve stiffness.
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1.S.12.2 Use Sloan's liniment to relieve stiffness.
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1.S.12.3 Burdock leaves for a stiff joint.
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1.S.13. STOMACH AILMENTS (Folder 20)

1.S.13.1 Do not shower after eating to avoid stomach cramps.
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1.S.13.2 Baking soda and warm water aids stomach ache.
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1.S.13.3 Coca-cola or coke syrup eases upset stomach.
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1.S.13.4 Use tea, 7-up, or Sprite to ease upset stomach.
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1.S.13.5 Drink hot mint water to ease upset stomach.
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1.S.13.6 Chickweed tea aids upset stomach.
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1.S.13.7 Juniper berry or white oak bark tea.
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1.S.13.8 Drink hot water to aid upset stomach.
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1.S.13.9 Catnip tea aids upset stomach.
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1.S.13.10 Green tea aids upset stomach.
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1.S.13.11 Yarrow relieves upset stomach.
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1.S.13.12 Red clover tea aids upset stomach.
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1.S.13.13 Hot water with milk aids upset stomach.
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1.S.13.14 Lemon and water aids upset stomach.
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1.S.13.15 Chamomile tea aids upset stomach.
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1.S.13.16 Hops tea settles the stomach.
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1.S.13.17 Drink salt mixed in warm water as an emetic to relieve stomach ache.
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1.S.13.18 Eat soft boiled eggs to ease stomach ache.
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1.S.13.19 Sage tea aids upset stomach.
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1.S.13.20 Maltine for upset stomach.
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1.S.13.21 Cranberry juice settles upset stomach.
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1.S.13.22 Corn syrup in water soothes stomach ache in babies.
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1.S.13.23 Milk toast for upset stomach.
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1.S.13.24 Drink flour and nutmeg in water for upset stomach.
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1.S.13.25 Hieba Buena tea with honey soothes stomach ache if prepared while singing a lullaby. (Mexican)
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1.S.13.26 Salt and Karo syrup in orange juice for upset stomach.
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1.S.13.27 Black pepper in cream cures upset stomach.
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1.S.13.28 Shot of whiskey with pepper. (Folder 21)
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1.S.13.29 Almonds help cure acidic stomachs.
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1.S.13.30 Ginger tea relieves stomach cramps.
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1.S.13.31 Crowfoot help relieve stomach problems.
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1.S.13.32 Wormwood tea helps relieve stomach problems.
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1.S.13.33 Suck on hard tack candy or eat jello to relieve upset stomach.
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1.S.13.34 Drink peppermint tea.
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1.S.13.35 Drink rhubarb concoction.
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1.S.13.36 Charcoal for upset stomach.
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1.S.13.37 Peach leaves used as laxative.
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1.S.13.38 Lard ointment.
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1.S.13.39 Wild sagebrush which has been steeped.
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1.S.13.40 Flour and water mixture.
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1.S.13.41 Go on a fruit diet.
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1.S.13.42 Place horse manure and water in bag, strain the liquid from the mixture then drink it to cure you of stomach ache.
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1.S.13.43 Sassafras tea for stomach ache.
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1.S.14. STROKE (Folder 22)

1.S.15. STUTTERING, STAMMERING (Folder 23)

1.S.15.1 Tickling a baby causes stuttering.
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1.S.15.2 Drink urine of a young mare for 30 days to quiet stammering.
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1.S.15.3 A person will not stutter if s/he keeps 2 or 3 pea seeds in her/his mouth.
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1.S.15.4 Smack person with stutter in the face with a fresh cow's liver.
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1.S.16. SUNBURN (Folder 24)

1.S.16.1 Bathe in pickle juice to relieve sunburn.
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1.S.16.2 Use vinegar on skin to relieve sunburn.
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1.S.16.3 Use Vitamin E oil on skin to relieve sunburn.
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1.S.16.4 Cactus relieves sunburn.
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1.S.16.5 Apply tea to sunburn for relief.
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1.S.16.6 Use whipped egg whites on sunburn.
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1.S.16.7 Use canned milk on sunburn.
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1.S.16.8 Use medicated Noxzema on sunburn.
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1.S.16.9 Baking soda bath relieves sunburn.
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1.S.16.10 Use aloe vera on sunburn.
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1.S.16.11 Use sour cream for sunburn.
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1.S.16.12 Cut tomato in half and rub over sunburn.
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1.S.16.13 Cream used as salve for sunburn.
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1.S.16.14 Sage and tea are a good relief for sunburn.
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1.S.17. SWELLING (Folder 25)

1.S.17.1 To reduce swelling, rub affected area with a sterling silver spoon.
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1.S.17.2 Witch Hazel for swelling.
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Box 6

1.T.1. TEETH, TEETHING, SORE GUMS, TOOTHACHE (Folder 1)

1.T.1.1 Nutmeg tied around a baby's neck alleviates fever and pain of teething.
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1.T.1.2 Chew blue flag root to cure toothache.
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1.T.1.3 Use soot from burned paper to relieve toothache.
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1.T.1.4 Use lemon extract on gums to relieve toothache.
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1.T.1.5 Gargle salt for toothache.
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1.T.1.6 Soak tobacco in vinegar and put on face to relieve toothache.
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1.T.1.7 Eat apple at the end of meal, because apple acts like toothbrush.
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1.T.1.8 Boil egg, write baby's name on egg, then hide egg to help relieve teething pains.
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1.T.1.9 Hide egg in jar to help children's teeth come in straight.
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1.T.1.10 Use paregoric to help sore gums.
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1.T.1.11 Raw carrot sticks will cause baby's gums to be tough.
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1.T.1.12 White pulp from the wild Iris will relieve toothache.
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1.T.1.13 Ground egg shell helps baby to cut teeth.
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1.T.1.14 Chew tobacco to relieve toothache.
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1.T.1.15 Pine gum is the only gum good for your teeth.
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1.T.1.16 To cure toothache, fill mouth with water and sit on stove till it boils.
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1.T.1.17 Treat with oil of clove for toothache.
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1.T.2. THRUSH (Folder 2)

1.T.3. TONSILITIS (Folder 3)

1.T.3.1 Use gun powder to treat sore tonsils.
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1.T.3.2 Paint tonsils with iodine to treat sore tonsils.
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1.T.3.3 Swab tonsils with chicken feather dipped in coal oil.
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1.T.3.4 If a girl has her tonsils out she will talk like a man.
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1.T.4. TUBERCULOSIS (Folder 4)

1.T.5. TYPHOID FEVER (Folder 5)

1.T.5.1 Bathe in ice cold water.
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1.T.5.2 Bathe in salt water then rub body in olive oil.
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1.T.5.3 Wild sage tea, do not steep sage, let stand in cold water.
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1.U.1. ULCERS (Folder 6)

1.U.1.1 Chaparral cures ulcers.
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1.U.1.2 Use comfrey tea to cure ulcers.
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1.U.2. URINARY PROBLEMS (Folder 7)

1.U.2.1 Steam from parsley water aids urinary infections.
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1.U.2.2 Eating parsley helps bladder infection.
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1.U.2.3 Flaxseed and malva plant root tea aids bladder trouble.
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1.U.2.4 Use mullein tea for urinary problems.
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1.V.1. VOMITING (Folder 8)

1.V.1.1 Chaparral or creosote used as an emetic.
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1.V.1.2 Use sticky pine gum to induce vomiting.
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1.V.1.3 Rhubarb root and peppermint leaf good for vomiting and diarrhea.
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1.V.1.4 Mustard in water as an emetic.
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1.V.1.5 Soap as an emetic.
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1.V.1.6 Use leaves and stems of creosote or chaparrall as an emetic.(Paiute)
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1.V.1.7 Drink glass of warm salt water to induce vomiting and eat burnt toast to keep it down.
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1.V.1.8 Roast Indian corn in iron pan free from grease.
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1.V.1.9 Spearmint tea to stop vomiting.
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1.V.1.10 Oil of cloves.
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1.V.1.11 Laudanum, peppermind, water mixture used to stop vomiting.
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1.V.1.12 Vomiting stopped by drinking water from which you boiled a chicken in.
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1.W.1. WARTS (Folder 9)

1.W.1.1 To remove wart rub potato on wart, in some cases bury the potato too.
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1.W.1.2 Use milkweed juice to be rid of warts.
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1.W.1.3 Use hydrochloric acid or an old bone rubbed on wart to remove it.
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1.W.1.4 Put blood from wart on corn; let chicken eat the corn.
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1.W.1.5 Let a wart charmer charm the wart away.
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1.W.1.6 By full moon, dig up ashes from a burned paper on which was drawn a replica of the hand containing the warts. (Folder 10)
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1.W.1.7 Rub mineral water on wart to remove it.
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1.W.1.8 Place a dampened aspirin on wart and cover it with a band-aid to remove a wart.
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1.W.1.9 Work a needle and thread through the wart then burn the thread and the wart will be gone.
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1.W.1.10 Rub cod liver oil on warts to make them go away.
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1.W.1.11 By the full moon, pass butter knife over wart three times, then bury knife by the first oak tree east of your home.
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1.W.1.12 Toads and frogs cause warts.
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1.W.1.13 Hypnosis can rid one of warts.
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1.W.1.14 Rub castor oil on warts to make them go away.
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1.W.1.15 Cut notches in elderberry branch for the number of warts, pass branch over warts, then throw it away.
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1.W.1.16 Rub penny on wart to remove it.
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1.W.1.17 Use beans or bean plant to be rid of warts.
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1.W.1.18 Rub red corn cob on warts and then bury it to be rid of warts.
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1.W.1.19 Rub straight pin on warts and then discard it to be rid of warts.
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1.W.1.20 Use a lizard, string, and bacon to be rid of warts.
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1.W.1.21 Let someone buy the warts to be rid of them.
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1.W.1.22 Tie a string around a wart to make it go away. (Folder 11)
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1.W.1.23 Use bacon to remove warts.
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1.W.1.24 Use horsehair to remove warts.
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1.W.1.25 Use silver nitrate to remove warts.
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1.W.1.26 Rub a match on wart and then bury it to be rid of wart.
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1.W.1.27 Put battery acid on warts to be rid of them.
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1.W.1.28 Rub chalk on warts daily to be rid of them.
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1.W.1.29 Wipe dishrag (dirty, stolen, new) over warts and bury it to remove warts.
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1.W.1.30 Urinate on a wart to cure it.
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1.W.1.31 Keep wart covered with fingernail polish and it will go away. (Folder 12)
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1.W.1.32 Spit on warts to make them go away.
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1.W.1.33 Urinating in tub, shower or street causes warts.
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1.W.1.34 To remove warts cover them at night with beef that has been soaked in vinegar.
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1.W.1.35 Tie knots in thread and bury thread in manure to rid self of warts.
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1.W.1.36 At midnight on night of full moon, bury name of person with warts and piece of their clothing and say a chant to be rid of warts.
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1.W.1.37 Use aloe vera to be rid of warts.
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1.W.1.38 Tie hair of virgin around warts to remove them.
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1.W.1.39 Bury a dead black cat to remove warts.
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1.W.1.40 Rub cut end of peach tree branch on wart and then bury the branch.
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1.W.1.41 Use ink to get rid of warts.
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1.W.1.42 Pinch or pick wart to remove it.
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1.W.1.43 Cut wart and let a dog lick the wound to remove wart.
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1.W.1.44 Pass string over or around warts then bury or burn the string.
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1.W.1.45 Complicated “notch stick" charm removes warts.
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1.W.1.46 Special pins to stick in a wart are effective.
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1.W.1.47 Tie knots in rope or dishrag for number of warts, then bury the rope or dishrag.
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1.W.1.48 Dandelion “milk” to rid self of warts.
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1.W.1.49 Rub dirty dish rag on wart, then throw it over left shoulder into the dirt.
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1.W.1.50 Wipe hands on rag, then throw it in the toilet.
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1.W.1.51 Cut off lock of hair, bury in clean blue cloth by a full moon.
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1.W.1.52 Sew burned match into lining of an old coat.
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1.W.1.53 Burn warts off with a match.
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1.W.1.54 Cut warts off with an razor knife.
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1.W.1.55 Bite off warts.
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1.W.1.56 Draw outline of hand on paper indicating where warts are. Burn or bury the paper.
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1.W.1.57 Woman whacks off sister’s warts with a butcher knife when she reached across table.
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1.W.1.58 Father of seven sons, or a seventh son can touch a wart and make it go away.
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1.W.1.59 Count warts to make them go away.
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1.W.1.60 Presenting a report in science class on warts worked after all else had failed. (Folder 13)
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1.W.1.61 To get rid of plantar’s warts, soak a piece of lemon skin in vinegar, apply and bandage.
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1.W.1.62 Use stolen tobacco to treat warts.
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1.W.1.63 Rub potato on wart, then set it in windowsill to dry.
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1.W.1.64 Apply hot mashed potatoes on wart at first sign, and run out and back to chicken coop.
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1.W.1.65 Burn a penny on north side of house when sun is straight up.
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1.W.1.66 Count warts, put same number of pebbles in Bull Durham bag, close eyes, whirl around and let it fly in a field.
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1.W.1.67 Us a dirty sock to wipe warts, then bury under a tree.
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1.W.1.68 Use blood of freshly-slaughtered cow on warts.
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1.W.1.69 Vinegar-soaked rag effective to cure warts.
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1.W.1.70 Boy’s Life toothpick cure.
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1.W.1.71 Apply “spunk water” from rotted tree trunk to get rid of warts.
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1.W.1.72 Touch small stones to warts, put in a bag in pathway for someone to pick up.
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1.W.1.73 Use vitamin E capsules to cure warts.
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1.W.1.74 Wish or hate warts away.
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1.W.1.75 Rub warts with chicken gizzard.
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1.W.1.76 Collect charcoal on glass, run onto warts.
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1.W.1.77 Must kill frog or toad to cure warts.
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1.W.1.78 Rub wart with meat and in some cases bury the meat too.
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1.W.1.79 Rub wart with pork rind then bury pork rind.
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1.W.1.80 Charm away warts with gold wedding ring.
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1.W.1.81 Put hand in paper bag.
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1.W.1.82 Put masking tape on wart.
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1.W.1.83 Cut onion in half, rub warts, then bury onion.
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1.W.1.84 Raw sour kraut will cure warts.
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1.W.1.85 Indian ointment will cure warts.
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1.W.1.86 If one touches someone else's warts, person will get warts.
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1.W.1.87 Must dig out wart seeds with needle.
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1.W.1.88 Spitting on a person causes warts.
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1.W.1.89 Mud packs will get rid of warts.
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1.W.1.90 Walk barefoot through fresh cow manure.
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1.W.1.91 Tie a knot for each wart in a piece of string, then put the string under the eaves of the house, once it rots the warts will disappear.
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1.W.1.92 Cut as many notches in a stick as you have warts, then bury the stick.
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1.W.1.93 Warts can be moved from one person to another, but never removed again after the transfer.
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1.W.1.94 Warts can be removed by charmer but cannot be charged for.
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1.W.1.95 Warts can be cured if certain eye contact (or no eye contact) is made.
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1.W.1.0 Miscellaneous wart cures. (Folder 14)
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1.W.2. WHOOPING COUGH (Folder 15)

1.W.2.1 Thin leather strap around a child’s neck prevents severe case of whooping cough.
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1.W.2.2 Gargle with coal oil to cure whooping cough.
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1.W.2.3 Kill cat and put skin on chest to cure whooping cough.
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1.W.2.4 Use goose grease and molasses to cure whooping cough.
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1.W.2.5 Mare's milk cures whooping cough.
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1.W.3. WORMS (Folder 16)

1.W.3.1 Kill pin worms by drinking brandy.
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1.W.3.2 Feed children a mixture of hair and sugar to rid them of worms.
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1.W.3.3 Ingesting a mixture of sugar and turpentine kills the worms.
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1.W.3.4 Turpentine on pillow at night and eating raw carrots cures pin worms.
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1.W.3.5 Powdered egg shells mixed with honey and ingested rids one of pin worms.
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1.W.3.6 Garlic is good to rid one of worms.
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1.W.3.7 Fast for two days then inhale the vapors from hot milk to draw out tapeworms.
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1.W.3.8 Eat honey and hair to cure tape worm.
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1.W.3.9 Drink tea stewed from sage brush.
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1.W.3.10 You will get worms from cookie dough.
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1.W.3.11 To get rid of tapeworms hold a glass of milk in front of your mouth.
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1.W.3.12 Take worm tablets to be cured of worms.
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1.W.4. WOUNDS (Folder 17)

1.W.4.1 Pine gum will heal even grievous wounds.
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1.W.4.2 Use feathers of a night heron to close a cut.
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1.W.4.3 Raw bacon used to draw out infection from a wound.
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1.W.4.4 Rub warm olive oil on puncture wound.
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1.W.4.5 Fat and a copper penny applied to bottom of foot for puncture wound.
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1.W.4.6 Spider web will stop a bleeding wound.
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1.W.4.7 Let a dog lick wounds to heal them faster.
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1.W.4.8 Use salt pork or hot bread and milk poultice to heal wounds.
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1.W.4.9 Use ashes to heal wounds.
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1.W.4.10 Use bacon grease for wounds.
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1.W.4.11 Tobacco and cobwebs for wounds.
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1.W.4.12 Use bread and milk for festered wounds.
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1.W.4.13 Use fat for wounds or splinters.
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1.W.4.14 Smear fresh pitch pine and melted sheep tallow on wound then cover with bandage.
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1.0. MISCELLANEOUS (Folder 18)

1.0.1 Use lobelia as an antiseptic.
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1.0.2 Use rice water for "summer complaint."
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1.0.3 Drawing out salves.
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1.0.4 Remedy for sore and inflamed areas on skin.
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1.0.5 Use bread and butter or bread and milk as a poultice.
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1.0.6 Use lemon for sinus problems.
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1.0.7 Dilated anus exposed to running water acts as an enema.
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1.0.8 Directions for mustard plaster.
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1.0.9 Burn sulfur to drive ailments away.
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1.0.10 Vinegar and honey in water as a general cure-all.
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1.0.11 Brandy or whiskey for aiding various complaints.
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1.0.12 Use comfrey in a variety of ways for a variety of purposes.
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1.0.13 Use yellow dock, dandelion, burdock, lobelia to relax any contraction.
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1.0.14 Monkshood or aconite have a variety of remedial uses.
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1.0.15 Udder salve is a general cure-all.
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1.0.16 Cali herb tea and warm bath as a general cure-all.
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1.0.17 Sage tea can be used as a cure-all.
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1.0.18. Asafetida used as remedy or disease repellant.
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1.0.19 Chaparral used in bath as cure-all.
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1.0.20 Bags of herbs should be worn around neck to ward off disease and evil spirits causing disease.
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1.0.21 For any sickness, take a laxative.
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1.0.22 Purposeful bleeding of a person believed to aid any illness.
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1.0.23 Mullein may cure various health problems.
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1.0.24 Golden seal is a cure-all.
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1.0.25 Various tea as a cure-all in old age.
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1.0.26 “Quartering” rubs ointment into raw skin for faster absorption. (Cambodian)
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1.0.27 Water from Nile river as a cure-all.
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1.0.28 Molasses and sulfur in the Spring to clean out the system.
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1.0.29 Yarrow as a general tonic.
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1.0.30 Spoonful of honey helps a person to fall asleep.
.1
1.0.31 Camphor, turpentine, and vinegar solution as a general application.
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1.0.32 Warm water, sugar, and moonshine used for medicinal purposes and as a sleeping aid.
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1.0.33 Deer liver will cure almost anything.
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1.0.34 People that sleep with their windows open are healthier and live longer.
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1.0.35 Eat rhubarb, dandelion greens, or pig weed for better health.
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1.0.36 Drink alfalfa juice for good health.
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1.0.37 Eat an ice cream cone everyday to avoid illness.
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1.0.38 Put suet (pig fat) around neck to keep sickness away.
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1.0.39 Eat a slice of bread to take care of fish bone.
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1.0.40 Touching door knobs spread mono.
.1
1.0.41 Use burnt flour for baby powder.
.1
1.0.42 Sniff hot salt water into nose to clear up sinus infection.
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1.0.43 Boil onions to clear home of germs.
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1.0.44 Drink lots of water to avoid sickness.
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1.0.45 Drinking water during meals is considered unhealthy.
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1.0.46 A person will become ill if s/he eats rhubarb and milk at the same meal.
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1.0.47 Consecrated olive oil will heal any illness.
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1.0.48 Epsom salt will cure all diseases.
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1.0.49 Corn, cucumbers, and cabbage fed to children will cause sickness like spinal meningitis.
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1.0.50 Cherries or cherry juice will cure all diseases.
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1.0.51 An onion poultice will cure all diseases.
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1.0.52 For ley, wash out mouth with vinegar or lemon then drink milk.
.1
1.0.53 Scaring someone will cause Parkinson's disease.
.1
1.0.54 Eating yogurt is a universal cure-all.
.1
1.0.55 Recipe for "Witch's Brew"-different variations for different ailments.
.1
1.0.56 To cure hickeys, rub with penny.
.1
1.0.57 To cure chapped hands or feet use either mutton tallow or milk.
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1.0.58 To cure fallen arches, wear tight leather band around wrist.
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1.0.59 To prevent charlie horses, tie twine strings around the calves of your legs.
.1
1.0.60 Drink Blue Nun to sleep well.
.1
1.0.61 Drink 6-8 oz straight lemon juice after fasting 24 hours to kill parasites.
.1
1.0.62 If a dog or cat comes into the room of a sick person, the person will not recover.
.1
1.0.63 You can get VD (STD) if you sit on public restroom toilet.
.1
1.0.64 How to cure a cowboy from smoking.
.1
1.0.65 Smoking is good because it makes you cough out all the foreign matter in your lungs.
.1
1.0.66 Put red pepper on thumbs to stop thumb sucking.
.1
1.0.67 Cayenne pepper on the tongue will cure a child from swearing.
.1
1.0.68 Hickeys can be rid of by rubbing a cold spoon over it.
.1
1.0.69 Ginger helps relieve motion sickness.
.1
1.0.70 Remedy for streptococcus infection.
.1
1.0.71 Ipecac and Dovers Powders used for gastro intestinal complaints.
.1
1.0.72 Drink the tea made by bailing an old boat for Lumbago.
.1
1.0.73 Use turpentine for chappiness.
.1
1.0.74 Use egg shell membrane for chapped lips.
.1
1.0.76 When baby has cramps, give fennel tea.
.1
1.0.77 Put wound in kerosene.
.1
1.0.78 Use salt water on cuts and injuries.
.1
1.0.79 Give Possett to sick person (recipe included).
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1.0.80 Olive oil, camphor, turpentine, and castor oil as medicine.
.1
1.0.81 Taking "Happy Hour" with the sick person.
.1
1.0.82 Cod liver for maintenance of vitamin level.
.1
1.0.83 Pine gum salve is a cure-all.
.1
1.0.84 Flax seed is a cure-all.
.1
1.0.85 Take two chickens and lay their insides on the sick persons chest and stomach and it will make her better.
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1.0.86 Herbs used as cure-all.
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1.0.87 Fumigate house with coal and sulfur to get rid of germs.
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Box 7

2. PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES

2.1. AGE (Folder 1)

2.1.1 Never eat at the nursing home to prevent aging.
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2.2. ANKLES (Folder 2)

2.3. ARMS (Folder 3)

2.4. BREASTS (Folder 4)

2.4.1 Sleeping on stomach causes chest to go flat.
.1
2.4.2 Running up and down stairs without a bra causes breasts to get bigger.
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2.5. BUTTOCKS (Folder 5)

2.6. CHEEKS (Folder 6)

2.6.1 Eating crust of burnt toast gives you rosy cheeks.
.1
2.6.2 If you have freckles you should wash your face with dew on the first of May.
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2.7. CHEST (Folder 7)

2.8. CHIN (Folder 8)

2.9. EARS (Folder 9)

2.9.1 Large ears are a sign of good fortune.
.1
2.9.2 Large ears means someone will live to an old age.
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2.10. EYES (Folder 10)

2.11. EYEBROWS (Folder 11)

2.12. FACE (Folder 12)

2.12.1 A large face is a sign of good fortune.
.1
2.12.2 Freckles are caused by angel kisses.
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2.12.3 Dimples caused by god pinching cheeks or poking the chin.
.1
2.12.4 Going from warm place to cold without covering mouth may cause mouth to move to the side of face.
.1
2.12.5 Dimple in cheek, you are gentle and meek; Dimple in chin, you have the devil within.
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2.13. FEET (Folder 13)

2.13.1 Narrow feet and ankles, you come from aristocracy. Wide feet and ankles, peasant ancestry.
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2.14. FINGERS AND FINGERNAILS (Folder 14)

2.14.1 Cutting nails on various days of the week will have different results.
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2.14.2 Biting nails stunts finger growth.
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2.15. GENDER (Folder 15)

2.15.1 If you can kiss your elbow, you will change gender.
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2.16. HAIR (Folder 16)

2.16.1 Child born with two cowlicks will eat bread in two lands.
.1
2.16.2 If person cuts hair during rain, it will not grow again.
.1
2.16.3 To keep hair from graying, rinse in quaking aspen tea.
.1
2.16.4 Bald on the back, you're a thinker. Bald on the front, you're a lover, if you're bald in both places, you think you're a lover.
.1
2.16.5 A tragedy can turn hair grey or make it fall out just over night.
.1
2.16.6 For long glossy hair shampoo with grandma's lye soap.
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2.17. HANDS (Folder 17)

2.17.1 If you slap an elder, your hand will fall off.
.1
2.17.2 Using left hand will cause IQ to lower.
.1
2.17.3 Sucking thumb will cause thumb to fall off.
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2.17.4 Masturbation causes hair to grow on palm of hand.
.1
2.17.5 A lump in the back of your hand/wrist can only be rid of by slamming a Bible on it.
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2.18. HEAD (Folder 18)

2.19. HEIGHT (Folder 19)

2.19.1 How tall a child will become as an adult can be determined by multiplying his/her present height by two.
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2.19.2 Putting a corn basket on your head will stunt your growth.
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2.20. KNEES (Folder 20)

2.21. KNUCKLES (Folder 21)

2.22. LEGS (Folder 22)

2.22.1 Severed leg is buried to ensure whole-body resurrection.
.1
2.22.2 Masturbation makes one leg shorter than the other.
.1
2.22.3 Crossing legs causes varicose veins.
.1

2.23. MOUTH (Folder 23)

2.23.1 Drinking something hot, then going out into cold air may make mouth become crooked.
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2.24. NECK (Folder 24)

2.25. NOSE (Folder 25)

2.25.1 A large, well-shaped nose means a man is noble, generous and friendly.
.1
2.25.2 If you have a split on the bone of your nose, you don't have any Negro blood in you.
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2.26. PHYSIQUE (Folder 26)

2.27. SHOULDERS (Folder 27)

2.28. SKIN (Folder 28)

2.29. STOMACH (Folder 29)

2.29.1 Belly button is caused by being shot by an Indian as a child.
.1
2.29.2 Place a silver dollar on navel to avoid a hernia.
.1
2.29.3 Belly buttons are caused by God putting his finger in the baby's stomach and saying "you're done."
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2.30. TEETH (Folder 30)

2.30.1 Losing Teeth
2.30.1.1 If you lose a tooth and don’t put your tongue in the hole, you’ll get a gold tooth.
.1
2.30.1.2 If you wiggle a loose tooth with your tongue, new tooth will come in crooked.
.1
2.30.1.3 If top tooth falls out, throw it on the ground; if bottom tooth, throw it on the roof of the house to ensure new tooth grown right. (Vietnamese)
.1
2.30.1.4 If you lose a tooth and put your tongue in the hole, a dog's tooth will grow there.
.1
2.30.2 Showing teeth in a photo makes one look like an animal.
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2.31. TOES AND TOENAILS (Folder 31)

2.31.1 If second toe is longer than big toe, person has dominant personality.
.1
2.31.2 Walking barfoot causes toes to grow unevenly.
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2.32. WEIGHT (Folder 32)

2.32.1 To lose weight, bury a dirty dishrag in sand.
.1
2.32.2 Skinny women are wicked; fat women are happy and kind. (Nigerian)
.1
2.32.3 Birth control causes you to gain weight.
.1
2.32.4 To lose weight fast drink lots of water.
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2.33. WRISTS (Folder 33)

3. EMOTIONAL OR MENTAL AILMENTS

3.1. ANXIETY (Folder 34)

3.2. DEPRESSION (Folder 35)

3.3. FEAR, FRIGHT (Folder 36)

3.3.1 Eating sugar cures fright.
.1-.2
3.3.2 Watching a raw egg swirl in a glass of water cures a child of fright.
.1-.2
3.3.3 Childhood fears.
.1-.21
3.3.4 Fear of someone grabbing your feet or ankles from under the chair.
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3.4. FORGETFULNESS (Folder 37)

3.5. GRIEF (Folder 38)

3.5.1 To ease grief crumble sagebrush into bathwater after bathing rub entire body with sage.
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3.6. HOMESICKNESS (Folder 39)

3.7. LUNACY (Folder 40)

3.7.1 After having a baby, a woman should not wash her hair for forty days or she will go crazy.
.1
3.7.2 Sleep outside and moon shines on head, will go crazy.
.1
3.7.3 Young man may become insane if he masturbates.
.1

3.8. NERVOUSNESS (Folder 41)

3.8.1 Red clover tea aids nerves.
.1
3.8.2 Chickweed tea aids nerves.
.1
3.8.3 Yarrow aids nerves.
.1
3.8.4 Brigham Tea aids nerves.
.1
3.8.5 Glycerine was given to people that had a nervous condition.
.1
3.8.6 Smell or inhale steam from boiled or steeped tea for nervousness.
.1
3.8.7 Use an herb nervine for nerves.
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3.9. INTELLIGENCE (Folder 42)

3.9.1 When a child is patted on head he should pat himself on the chin to avoid letting intelligence fall out.
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3.0. MISCELLANEOUS (Folder 43)

3.0.1 Use whiskey as a tranquilizer.
.1
3.0.2 The Saturday before finals go out to a very fine restaurant to help relieve stress.
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4. SIGNS AND PORTENTS OF SICKNESS OR AILMENT

4.1 SIGNS AND PORTENTS OF SICKNESS OR AILMENT (Folder 44)
4.1.1 Stepping on a crack or line, breaks someone's back or spine.
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4.1.2 Hearing an owl hoot at midnight signifies a serious illness in one's family or death.
.1
4.1.3 Playing with fire and you’ll wet the bed.
.1-.4
4.1.4 Sitting too close to the TV can cause blindness.
.1
4.1.5 Picking nose and eating it causes worms in stomach.
.1
4.1.6 If you’re touched on the chin and don’t touch your nose, you’re pregnant.
.1
4.1.7 Kissing family good night protects them from sickness and fire.
.1
4.1.8 Picking dandelions will cause person to wet the bed.
.1
4.1.9 If you hit a skunk and can't smell it, you will soon catch cold.
.1
4.1.10 When one pulls a hangnail, he will get measles.
.1
4.1.11 If the father of the house doesn't touch the children as they leave, they will fall ill.
.1
4.1.12 Going to sleep with wet hair and you will wake up blind.
.1
4.1.13 If the crown of your head gets wet in a rain storm then you will get very sick for a long time.
.1
4.1.14 If knife is dropped then a male patient will come in soon; if fork, a woman patient; if spoon, a child (hospital belief).
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5. ANATOMICAL PHENOMENA AS SIGNS AND PORTENTS

5.1. EARS (Folder 45)
5.1.1 Ringing in ears means one will hear something one shouldn't.
.1
5.1.2 When your ears itch or burn or ring, someone is talking about you.
.1-.17
5.1.3 When your ears itch, someone is thinking of you.
.1-.3

5.2. EYES (Folder 46)

5.2.1 Twitching of upper eyelid means one will see something good; twitching of lower lid means one will cry.
.1
5.2.2 A twitching eyelid means rain or sad news.
.1
5.2.3 Peeing in the road causes a sty.
.1-.9
5.2.4 Throbbing eye is bad luck.
.1
5.2.5 If sneeze is held in then you will lose your eyes.
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5.3. FINGERS AND FINGERNAILS (Folder 47)

5.3.1 White marks on fingernails mean a lie has been told.
.1-.3
5.3.2 Biting fingernails causes balls to grow on finger tips.
.1
5.3.3 Cutting fingernails on different days of the week will tell the person's fortune; lists which fortune lies on which day.
.1-.2
5.3.4 If your fingers itch you will shake hands with a wealthy stranger.
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5.4. FOOT AND FEET (Folder 48)

5.4.1 An itching foot means company will come.
.1
5.4.2 Having the second toe longer than the big toe means that the person having such a foot will dominate or have intelligence. (Picture included)
.1-.3
5.4.3 Itching foot means you’ll travel.
.1-.5
5.4.4 Itching foot means you’ll: get new shoes, someone you know will die soon, or travel.
.1
5.4.5 If your shoe is untied then someone is thinking about you.
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5.5. HANDS AND PALMS (Folder 49)

5.5.1 Left palm itching means one will shake hands with a fool; right hand means money.
.1
5.5.2 If a hand or palm itches, you will receive or give money.
.1-.27
5.5.3 Cold hands mean a warm heart.
.1-.2
5.5.4 If right hand itches you will get money that day; if left hand, then somebody is thinking not good thoughts about you.
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5.6. NOSE (Folder 50)

5.6.1 Number of successive sneezes holds meaning.
.1-.3
5.6.2 If your nose itches or sneezes someone is talking about you.
.1-.30
5.6.3 A nose itch means someone is about to upset you.
.1
5.6.4 A nose itch means someone is coming to see you or is thinking about you.
.1-.15
5.6.5 When your nose itches, you will kiss a fool.
.1-.7
5.6.6 A nose itch is a sign you will have a fight.
.1-.3
5.6.7 If you wipe your nose up, you are more likely to drown.
.1
5.6.8 If your nose itches, you will be kissed, cussed, vexed, or shake hands with a fool.
.1
5.6.9 A child sneezing means he accepts his name.
.1
5.6.10 Someone sneezing is criticizing someone else.
.1
5.6.11 A person who sneezes has not showered.
.1
5.6.12 If your nose itches, someone's coming with a hole in their britches.
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5.7. TEETH (Folder 51)

5.7.1 Grinding teeth means you have worms.
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5.0. MISCELLANEOUS (Folder 52)

5.0.1 Moles on the neck is a sign of wealth.
.1-.2
5.0.2 When a part of your body itches, someone is talking about that part of you.
.1-.2
5.0.3 If you bite your tongue, someone’s thinking about you.
.1
5.0.4 If navel itches, person will be invited to a feast.
.1
5.0.5 If a buttercup or dandelion held or rubbed under chin reflects yellow, then the person likes butter.
.1-.5
5.0.6 If all of a sudden you get a chill and shake, this means that someone is walking on your grave.
.1-.2
5.0.7 Which ever pocket a male places his wallet in, is the opposite direction his penis hangs.
.1
5.0.8 Spontaneous Combustion has something to do with consumption of large amounts of alcohol in the body.
.1
5.0.9 If tongue is stuck out at someone then a fly will come land on it.
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5.0.10 "When I knit, I knit and when I masturbate, I masturbate."
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Box 8

6. HEALTH, HYGIENE, BEAUTY

6.1. LONGEVITY (Folder 1)
6.1.1 Carrying an acorn insures a long life.
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6.2. EARS (Folder 2)

6.2.1 Radishes grow out of unwashed ears.
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6.3. EYES (Folder 3)

6.3.1 Cross eyes and they will stay that way.
.1-.4
6.3.2 Use rhubarb for good eyes and general health.
.1
6.3.3 Fresh cucumber slices placed on eyelids relax and refresh the eyes.
.1-.2
6.3.4 Eating carrots will improve one's eyesight.
.1
6.3.5 Peeing in the road causes a sty in the eye.
.1
6.3.6 Sneezing with eyes open will cause eyes to pop out.
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6.4. EYEBROWS AND LASHES (Folder 4)

6.4.1 Pluck eyebrows after taking hot shower.
.1
6.4.2 Eat eyelashes, so they will grow back.
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6.5. FACE, FACIAL BEAUTY, UGLINESS, COMPLEXION (Folder 5)

6.5.1 Wash face with rain water to fade freckles.
.1
6.5.2 Washing one's face in May Day dew assures beauty.
.1
6.5.3 If the wind changes while one is making an ugly face, the face will stay that way.
.1-.2
6.5.4 Liquid diets clear up acne.
.1
6.5.5 Use buttermilk with cornmeal as a facial mask.
.1
6.5.6 Use buttermilk as a facial cleanser.
.1
6.5.7 Use rolled oats and honey for a healthy complexion.
.1
6.5.8 Use sheep tallow on face to keep skin moist.
.1
6.5.9 Use bread and milk to help complexion.
.1
6.5.10 Ingesting yeast clears up acne.
.1
6.5.11 Use egg whites as a face pack.
.1-.3
6.5.12 Use lemon juice to fade freckles.
.1-.5
6.5.13 Use Crest toothpaste on acne for better complexion.
.1
6.5.14 Use rice powder for face powder; wet red flannel can be used to color the lips and cheeks.
.1
6.5.15 Use fresh cow manure on face to fade freckles.
.1
6.5.16. Pulling Faces
6.5.16.1 If one makes a face too long, it will stay that way.
.1-.3
6.5.16.2 If someone hits a person on the back of the head while he is making faces, it will stay that way.
.1-.3
6.5.16.3 If one pulls a face and sticks out tongue, it will stay that way.
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6.5.16.4 Squinting nose causes freckles.
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6.5.17 Olive oil and salt clear up acne.
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6.5.18 Sulphur and cream remedy for blackheads.
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6.5.19 Rub lemon on face for happy glow.
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6.5.20 Soap and water make face age faster.
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6.5.21 Apply makeup by making upward strokes to keep wrinkles to a minimum.
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6.5.22 Steam face, then splash on cold water, for best complexion.
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6.5.23 Blemishes are caused because of unclean sex functions.
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6.5.24 To reduce freckles, wash in first snow then step over stone 3 times.
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6.5.25 Eat raw carrots for a clear complexion.
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6.5.26 Acne is caused by masturbation.
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6.6. FINGERS AND FINGERNAILS (Folder 6)

6.6.1 A nail broken toward the base of the finger will grow back into the finger.
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6.6.2 Biting fingernails can cause death from choking.
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6.6.3 Eating Jell-O makes fingernails grow stronger and faster.
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6.6.4 Biting your nails will form a big ball in your stomach.
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6.7. HAIR, BEARD, MUSTACHE, OTHER BODY HAIR (Folder 7)

6.7.1 For curly hair, wash child's hair in toilet water.
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6.7.2 Use mayonnaise on hair for body and sheen.
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6.7.3 Sticking hair under running cow's urine gives hair a red sheen.
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6.7.4 Egg protein is good for hair.
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6.7.5 Lemon juice or vinegar in water for a hair rinse.
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6.7.6 Use stale beer on hair.
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6.7.7 Brush hair many strokes a day for healthy hair.
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6.7.8 Hair will grow to the ground if one washes hair under cactus and stays there all night.
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6.7.9 Taking caster oil is good for hair.
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6.7.10 Burnt toast will make your hair curl.
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6.7.11 Use silage to grow hair on the chest.
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6.7.12 Rinse hair in very cold water.
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6.7.13 Hair should be cut during specific phases of the moon.
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6.7.14 Use sage tea in hair care.
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6.7.15 Eating carrots will give you curly hair.
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6.7.16 Ingesting calcium helps hair growth.
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6.7.17 Shaving hair on legs or face will result in coarser, thicker hair to grow there.
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6.7.18 Scalding water on the head creates baldness.
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6.7.19 Eating bread crusts will make hair curly.
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6.7.20 Shaving hair makes it grow twice as fast.
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6.7.21 Touching Rex’s curly hair makes hair curly.
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6.7.22 Tonic to make hair grow.
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6.7.23 Putting loose hair back on head makes hair thick.
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6.7.24 Use peanut butter to remove gum from hair.
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6.7.25 Pulling out the gray hair will cause two or three to grow in its place.
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6.7.26 Shaving head makes hair grow back curly.
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6.7.27 Chamomile tea makes hair healthy.
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6.7.28 Salad dressing gets grease out of hair.
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6.7.30 A stiff drink will help hair grow on chest.
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6.7.31 Green peas make hair grow on chest.
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6.7.32 The Lard Man puts grease on people's heads.
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6.7.33 To soften hair after washing, rinse in either rain or snow water.
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6.7.34 Taking estrogen will cause face to become hairy.
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6.7.35 Chest hair growth can be induced by daily sprinkling a few drops of water on chest.
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6.7.36 Use setting lotion made from flax seed to curl hair.
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6.7.37 Spiders sometimes nest in hair, especially in Boufount hairstyle.
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6.7.38 Eating burnt toast will make your hair curly.
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6.7.39 If you are combing your hair and drop the comb, the rats will come out.
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6.7.40 Test curling irons on newspaper to see if you will burn your hair.
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6.7.41 If you drink vinegar you'll have hair on your chest (California).
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6.7.42 Drinking coffee puts hair on your chest (Utah).
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6.7.43 Grow out beard during finals week to help you do well on tests.
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6.8. KNUCKLES (Folder 8)

6.8.1 Popping knuckles makes them bigger.
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6.8.2 Popping knuckles causes arthritis.
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6.9. NOSE (Folder 9)

6.9.1 Where hiccups come from.
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6.10. PHYSICAL PROWESS OR LACK OF (Folder 10)

6.10.1 Sleeping with someone causes weight loss.
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6.10.2 Hops tea helps produce sleep.
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6.11. SKIN (Folder 11)

6.11.1 Rub caster oil on skin to eliminate age spots.
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6.11.2 A bag of uncooked oatmeal placed in bath water makes skin smoother.
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6.11.3 Mud baths are good for the skin.
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6.11.4 Sunbathe between 11:00 am - 2:00 pm for good tan.
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6.11.5 Getting a dark tan increases the chances of getting skin cancer.
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6.11.6 Tanning naked on a tanning bed causes sterility.
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6.11.7 Use red cabbage to soften skin.
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6.11.8 You get tanner on a cloudy hot day than on a clear hot day.
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6.11.9 Use sweet cream for a face and hand lotion.
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6.12. STOMACH (Folder 12)

6.12.1 Patting one's stomach while it is full of food causes it to get bigger.
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6.13. STRENGTH, HEALTH, ENERGY, BLOOD PURIFIERS (Folder 13)

6.13.1 Use peppermint tea for health and energy.
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6.13.2 Use alfalfa juice to keep healthy.
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6.13.3 Use Brigham tea (Mountain Rush) as a tonic.
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6.13.4 Cook pennyroyal in the spring for a spring tonic.
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6.13.5 Spring tonic made from sulfur and molasses.
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6.13.6 Dandelion used as spring tonic.
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6.13.7 Wormwood tea as spring tonic.
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6.13.8 To keep from getting sick, never pretend to be sick and drink lots of water.
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6.13.9 Yellow dock can be used as blood medicine.
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6.13.10 Carrot juice is used as blood medicine.
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6.13.11 Sarsaparilla, gentian root, sassafras, and licorice can be used as a blood purifier.
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6.13.12 Use rhubarb for general health and good eyes.
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6.13.13 Use turpentine and molasses as a spring tonic.
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6.13.14 To avoid poor health, never place your shoes at the head of the bed.
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6.13.15 Beet juice thickens blood after a hard winter.
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6.13.16 To avoid disease, wear garlic around the neck.
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6.13.17 Wear asafetida around neck to ward off sickness.
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6.13.18 Buddhist bracelet wards off sickness.
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6.13.19 Malt vinegar as health tonic.
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6.13.20 Tie an untanned string of buckskin or red flannel around child’s neck to avoid croup.
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6.13.21 Epsom salts and cream of tartar as blood thinner.
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6.13.22 Use cayenne pepper for energy and to avoid sickness.
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6.13.23 Yarrow as blood purifier.
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6.13.24 Flea bag insurance.
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6.13.25 Sassafras tea and bloodletting as a spring purifier.
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6.13.26 Sage or hop tea as a spring tonic.
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6.13.27 Sulfur and cream of tartar for a spring tonic.
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6.13.28 Use willow bark tea for a spring tonic.
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6.13.29 Eat rhubarb, mustard, and vinegar for a spring tonic.
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6.13.30 For energy, rub olive oil well into skin and clean off with rubbing alcohol.
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6.13.31 For health and old age, eat an onion a day.
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6.13.32 An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
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6.13.33 Eating seal's liver has certain benefits.
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6.13.34 Recipe for "Pick-Me-Up".
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6.13.35 Eat mixed sulphur and molasses for blood regeneration.
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6.13.36 In the spring, go outside, cut your finger to thin out the blood.
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6.14. TEETH AND ORAL HYGIENE (Folder 14)

6.14.1 When child is cutting teeth, put an egg in a jar in the house; gases from egg assure straight teeth.
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6.14.2 Belief that false teeth need to be cleaned once a month to remove hair that has grown on them.
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6.14.3 Recipe for toothpaste and advice about brushing.
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6.14.4 Apples are useful for oral hygiene in lieu of a toothbrush.
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6.14.5 Bad breath is caused by wearing too much deodorant.
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6.14.6 Eating parsley causes good breath.
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6.14.7 Good, straight, white teeth make a person attractive.
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6.15. SOAP, CLEANLINESS AND PHYSICAL HYGIENE (Folder 15)

6.15.1 Girlhood belief that one could catch cooties from touching boys.
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6.15.2 Indian soap.
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6.16. STATURE OR POSTURE (Folder 16)

6.17. HANDS (Folder 17)

6.17.1 Use cream as a hand lotion.
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6.17.2 Recipe for hand lotion.
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6.17.3 Wear gloves at all times to protect hands.
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6.18. FEET (Folder 18)

6.19. GENDER (Folder 19)

6.19.1 Men snore because...
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6.19.2 Women can safely leave off bra if she places a pencil under the breast and it doesn't stay. If it stays, a bra is necessary.
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6.19.3 Various ways to tell men from women.
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6.19.4 Social taboo of guys crossing their legs.
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6.0. MISCELLANEOUS (Folder 20)

6.0.1 Silicone from breast implants wanders around the body and causes problems with body functions.
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6.0.2 If you're ever splashed by someone else's puddle jumping you will have pain in that spot in the next week.
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6.0.3 Use "Medicine Man" saying to help heal the body.
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7. LOVE, COURTSHIP, MARRIAGE, SEX

7.1. CHARMS, APHRODISIACS (Folder 21)
7.1.1 Green olives, sesame seeds, and bananas are aphrodisiacs.
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7.1.2 Wearing red inflames the person one is with.
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7.1.3 Eating green M&Ms makes one horny.
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7.1.4 A woman can charm a man by cooking an egg that has been in contact with her naked body and feeding it to him.
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7.1.5 Female students sleeping in a certain dorm bed at BYU all marry--the bed is considered a charm.
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7.1.6 Ground elk horns as aphrodisiac.
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7.1.7 Candle burning ritual to make true love contact you.
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7.1.8 Chuck potatoes to make someone fall in love with you.
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7.1.9 Rub statue of Juliet’s right breast for blessings of love.
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7.1.10 Say money 3 times before falling star falls and woman will marry a rich man.
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7.1.11 Pluck lover's hair and tie in a knot to never lose lover's heart.
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7.1.12 Eat eggs, oysters, "Rocky Mountain Oysters" (testicles from male calves) for aphrodisiacs.
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7.1.13 To make a man love you, somehow get his hat and put two needles crossed inside where he won't find them.
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7.1.14 Eating a green M&M is supposed to put the guy in a more amorous mood toward the girl.
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7.1.15 Tie straw wrapper in a knot, then pull both ends, if knot comes undone then lover is thinking about you, if not then they aren't.
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7.1.16 Kiss statue/memorial of journalist to have luck in your love life.
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7.1.17 Put a sprig of southernwood into each shoe for love charm.
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7.1.18 Wear lucky nail polish to help you have a good time on a date you are nervous about.
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7.1.19 Wear lucky shirt when asking someone on a date.
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7.1.20 Wearing ankle bracelets is a sign of availability to go steady.
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7.2. DATING (Folder 22)

7.2.1 When running a yellow street light, scratch the head liner of the car to get a date.
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7.2.2 "Stamp" 3 one-eyed cars in one night to get a date.
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7.2.3 Tap a man three times on the tender spot of the back of the elbow and he will ask you out.
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7.2.4 Don't wear red on a date because it inflames; don't wear patent leather shoes because they reflect.
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7.2.5 Where the cobwebs grow, the beaux don't go.
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7.3. PORTENTS OF LOVE, MARRIAGE, OR FUTURE SPOUSE (Folder 23)

7.3.1. Plant signs
7.3.1.1 A man who enters a door over which hangs a pea-pod containing nine peas will marry the maid who found the pod.
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7.3.1.2 A buttercup or a dandelion reflecting yellow from under one's chin indicates one is in love.
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7.3.1.3 "He loves me, he loves me not" played with flower petals indicates being loved or not.
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7.3.1.4 "One, I love, Two, I love..." played with flower petals, apple seeds, dandelion fluff.
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7.3.1.5 The person you kiss under a mistletoe hung with holly is your future spouse.
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7.3.1.6 Rub a yellow dandelion in the palm of your hand to determine if one has a boyfriend.
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7.3.1.7 The Edelweiss flower is a very significant symbol of true love.
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7.3.2. Animal signs
7.3.2.1 A frog's croaking within one's sight means marriage or continued happiness.
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7.3.2.2 If a spider hangs down from ceiling, there is going to be a marriage in the family.
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7.3.2.3 Cat is placed in center of finished quilt. Whoever the cat goes to will marry next.
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7.3.2.4 If a fire fly lands on you while you are sitting with your boyfriend, you will marry him.
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7.3.2.5 If a rooster and hen are seen together outside of your door on Valentine's Day, then you will be married that year.
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7.3.3. Cosmic or nature signs
7.3.3.1 A female can sit before a mirror with candles and see the face of her potential spouse.
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7.3.3.2 If the creases in the palm of you hand form a "M", it is a sign you will marry.
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7.3.4. Food or food-related signs (Folder 24)
7.3.4.1 Peeling foil from the waxed paper of a gum wrapper in one piece has romantic meaning.
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7.3.4.2 Sleep with wedding cake under your pillow and you'll dream of person you will marry or be married within the year.
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7.3.4.3 Twisted apple stems indicate the first letter in the name of one's sweetheart.
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7.3.4.4 Throw apple peel over shoulder or head to reveal the initial of one's lover.
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7.3.4.5 Play "He loves me, he loves me not" with apple stems.
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7.3.4.6 If you can tie the stem of a cherry with only tongue and teeth, you’re a good kisser.
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7.3.4.7 Hang broken wishbone above a door, next eligible bachelor who walks under it will be married if kissed by the wisher. (Irish)
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7.3.4.8 Finding a pit in cherry pie means person can kiss anyone in the room.
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7.3.4.9 Eat cherry from a sundae just before bed to dream of future spouse.
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7.3.4.10 Pull wishbone - short end will marry first.
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7.3.4.11 If two ice cube fuse before they melt, considered good luck in finding husband.
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7.3.4.12 Hold chopsticks near the tips, you will marry a man from home town; hold them near the ends and you will marry a man from a faraway place.
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7.3.4.13 When blowing out candles, however many remain lit is how many boyfriends or girlfriends you have.
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7.3.4.14 If you get the dime in the plum pudding, you'll be the next to marry.
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7.3.4.15 Unwrapping gum with tongue means you're a good kisser.
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7.3.4.16 "One he loves, two he loves..." played with seeds from an applecore.
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7.3.4.17 Put an onion under your pillow to dream of your future husband.
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7.3.4.18 "Love Charm" potion used to make someone fall in love with you.
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7.3.4.19 If you can peel an orange in one piece then the man you love will be yours forever.
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7.3.4.20 Chewing on ice means your love life has something lacking in it.
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7.3.5. Inanimate objects as signifiers (Folder 25)
7.3.5.1 If the clasp of a necklace works its way to the front, then the wearer's sweetheart is thinking of her.
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7.3.5.2 Blow eyelash from finger to determine if one is loved.
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7.3.5.3 Alphabet play with string found on someone's clothing determines letter that starts first name of future spouse.
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7.3.5.4 If you meet a pile of dirt in the doorway, you won't get married this year.
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7.3.5.5 A male knows he is with the female he should marry if, when walking around the temple, Moroni blows his horn.
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7.3.5.6 The person who makes the last tie in a wedding quilt will be the next to marry.
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7.3.5.7 Person who figures out who’s engaged in chocolate guessing game will be the next person to marry.
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7.3.5.8 Number of times a pencil or ring suspended over glass of water clinks against the side is how old one will be at marriage.
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7.3.5.9 Marriage scale.
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7.3.5.10 Count first six stars every night for a week to dream about true love.
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7.3.5.11 If you drop a knife, your boyfriend will come to see you.
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7.3.5.12 If knot in a straw wrapper doesn’t break, true love is thinking about you.
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7.3.5.13 Pinch straws in various patterns to determine whether one is loved or not.
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7.3.5.14 If you trip over crack in sidewalk, then you are in love.
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7.3.5.15 When you go to bed, point shoes to the west and you'll be married within the year.
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7.3.5.16 Placing the stamp on a letter upside down means to say "I love you".
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7.3.5.17 Pour hot wax into ice water and spit in it to see a sign of your true love.
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7.3.0. Miscellaneous
7.3.0.1 When a group of people are shaking hands and one hand crosses another, there will soon be a marriage in the family.
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7.3.0.2 Sweeping the floor after dark means a female will have more than one husband.
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7.3.0.3 “Love, Hate, Friendship, Marriage” game with letters of names.
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7.3.0.4 Single girl singing while cooking will get an old husband.
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7.3.0.5 The more a missionary tracts, the better looking the future spouse will be.
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7.3.0.6 Let a loved one go; if they return, it was meant to be.
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7.3.0.7 Sing at the table and one will marry a crazy man.
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7.3.0.8 If movie stub's numbers all up to 21, you may kiss anyone in theatre.
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7.3.0.9 If clasp of necklace falls down in front and a man puts it at the back of your neck for you, you owe him a kiss.
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7.3.0.10 If a girl gets her stomach wet while washing dishes, she will marry a drunkard.
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7.3.0.11 Bump on foot of mother determines who her son marries.
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7.3.0.12 When a person is in love it makes them graceful.
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7.4. DETERMINING FUTURE SPOUSE OR LIFE SITUATION (Folder 26)

7.4.1 Count buttons to the rhyme "Rich man, poor man,..." to determine occupation or status of future spouse.
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7.4.2 System for determining spouse or life situation with letters and/or numbers.
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7.4.3 System for determining spouse or life situation with cards.
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7.4.4 Hang silver ring on chain over palm and the number of times it swings before it stops is the age of when they get married.
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7.4.5 Flip a coin.
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7.5. WEDDING (Folder 27)

7.5.1 A white wedding dress represents purity and virginity.
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7.5.2 "Something old, something new...."
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7.5.3 Rice is thrown after a wedding as a fertility symbol.
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7.5.4 The female who catches the bride's bouquet will be the next one to marry.
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7.5.5 A bride and groom should not see each other on their wedding eve or day until the bride comes down the aisle.
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7.5.6 It is good luck to kiss the bride.
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7.5.7 A groom should not see the wedding dress prior to the wedding.
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7.5.8 If a bride cries on her wedding day it will diminish the love and happiness of the marriage.
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7.5.9 A bride should try to catch some of the rice thrown on her wedding day.
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7.5.10 The best man is supposed to give the bride a shiny coin to take on the honeymoon.
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7.5.11 A bride and groom should not break the ribbons when unwrapping wedding gifts.
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7.5.12 A bride should wear a coin in her shoe for certain things in her marriage.
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7.5.13 Origin of the wedding cake.
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7.5.14 Origin of best man and ushers.
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7.5.15 Bad luck for couple if a guest comes dressed in black.
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7.5.16 Groom must carry bride over threshold for good luck.
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7.5.17 Bride must occupy new house a month before wedding.
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7.5.18 Big weddings are bad luck to the marriage.
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7.5.19 Save bows from wedding gifts to use on Christmas gifts for good luck.
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7.5.20 Rain on wedding day is bad/good luck.
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7.5.21 Bride and groom drink from same wine glass; if glass is dropped or broken, marriage will fail.
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7.5.22 Bride and groom must jump over broom to "sweep away" old lives and begin anew as a couple.
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7.5.23 Bride must be whipped with wheat so she will bring fertility to the union.
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7.5.24 Bride must not see wedding band before ring is placed on her finger.
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7.5.25 If groom kissed bridesmaid on wedding day, he will divorce the bride and marry the bridesmaid.
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7.5.26 Bride and groom should not tell the location of their honeymoon.
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7.5.27 If the bride is married on a sunny day, then she will have a happy marriage.
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7.5.28 If one gives sweetheart a four leaf clover on the wedding night, the marriage will be a success.
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7.5.29 If couple dances on wedding day, the wife will rule the roost.
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7.5.30 June brides used to be very common because that's the time the people used to have their yearly baths.
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7.5.31 What will happen if you marry in green.
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7.5.32 If bride dances with anyone other than groom, she will have a baby in ten months.
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7.5.33 If bride's older sister is unmarried, she must dance in a pig trough at the wedding.
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7.5.34 The groom is required to pay a bride price.
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7.5.35 Chivaree: A group gathers outside the bridal bedroom on wedding night at about midnight to make noise until the bride and groom send out food or money.
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7.5.36 Never wear white at your second wedding.
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7.5.37 Throwing the bride's garter.
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7.5.38 All the comments made by bride opening her gifts at her shower are written down and read to her husband on their wedding night.
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7.5.39 "Cake Charm Pull" item meanings.
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7.5.40 "The Ribbon Pull" item meanings.
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7.5.41 Silver horseshoe and chimney sweep charms are good luck for bride.
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7.5.42 Good luck to see a chimney sween on your wedding day.
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7.6. MARRIED LIFE (Folder 28)

7.6.1 If a wife only wears her wedding rings on the ring finger of her left hand, her married life will be successful.
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7.6.2 When a husband is away, a wife should leave knotted items knotted.
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7.6.3 The color one wears when married will determine various aspects of one's marriage relationship.
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7.6.4 The outcome of one's marriage is paralleled by the outcome of the top layer of the wedding cake.
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7.6.5 In Japan, engaged couples select fortunes written on rice paper at a temple and hang them from cherry trees to ensure a successful marriage.
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7.6.6 It is considered to be bad luck to remove one's wedding ring.
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7.6.7 To assure a long, happy married life, the husband should carry a piece of the bride's wedding gown in his pocket.
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7.6.8 To avoid an unhappy marriage, a wife should not sleep in her husband's arms.
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7.6.9 If a bride wears a sixpence in her shoe on her wedding day, she will be a good housewife.
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7.6.10 A woman who marries someone whose last name starts with her maiden name first initial will have bad luck in marriage.
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7.6.11 A woman will have bad luck if she shows her wedding band to anyone before the wedding.
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7.6.12 Bows put in bride-to-be's hair at wedding shower should be kissed out by fiancé to assure good luck.
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7.6.13 Wedding ring placed on 3rd finger because of the vein going from finger to heart.
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7.6.14 Origin of the wedding ring.
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7.6.15 Woman should always set the table early to show she hasn’t forgotten mealtime.
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7.6.16 It’s better to be married.
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7.6.17 As long as the top of the wedding cake keeps, the marriage will keep.
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7.6.18 The man always should drive when in a car.
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7.6.19 If the first ring a woman wears on her ring finger is her engagement or wedding ring, she will never lose them and the marriage would last.
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7.6.20 If a Navajo woman wants a divorce, she puts his saddle and belongings outside the hogan door.
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7.6.21 Curse put on daughter-in-law.
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7.6.22 Planting husband and wife trees to have a good married life.
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7.7. SPINSTERHOOD AND BACHELORHOOD (Folder 29)

7.7.1 An open umbrella over a female's head indoors means she'll be an old maid.
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7.7.2 If you step over a broom, you won't marry.
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7.7.3 Sweeping over a girl’s feet means she won’t marry.
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7.7.4 Sweeping or vacuuming under a person’s feet means s/he won’t marry.
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7.7.5 Girls must raise her feet when traveling over a railroad track or cattle guard, otherwise they will become an old maid.
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7.7.6 A girl who whistles never marries.
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7.7.7 If a girl gets her tummy wet while washing dishes, she will become an old maid.
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7.7.8 Eating unpopped popcorn kernels will cause one to become an old maid.
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7.7.9 Keep bottom off of bar stools otherwise will become an old maid.
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7.7.10 If you eat the last piece of food on a dish, you will become an old maid.
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7.7.11 If a young lady sits at the corner of the table, she won't marry for another seven years.
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7.7.12 When your favor at a shower is a thimble, you'll be an old maid.
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7.8. FLIRTATION, JEALOUSY, DISCORD, LOSS OF SWEETHEART (Folder 30)

7.8.1 Seven-year itch relieved by a mustard bath.
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7.8.2 A grasshopper landing on one's shoulder means one is being unfaithful or future infidelity.
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7.8.3 Lift up feet when going over railroad tracks or cattleguard to avoid break-up.
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7.8.4 Don't eat last chocolate in a box of chocolates to avoid break-up.
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7.8.5 Women with pointed toes are flirts.
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7.8.6 Girls must walk with one foot in front of the other.
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7.8.7 If another girl takes hair out of comb, she will steal sweetheart.
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7.8.8 If a woman loses her garter, she'll lose her lover.
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7.8.9 If flowers wilt quickly on a girl, then she's a flirt.
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7.8.10 If woman steps on crack, she will lose her boyfriend.
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7.8.11 If you dream about fiance and tell him about it, the engagement will be broken.
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7.8.12 Sulfur mixed with lard will cure the seven year itch.
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7.8.13 Sulfur mixed with axle grease cure the seven year itch.
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7.8.14 Sulfur bath will cure the seven year itch.
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7.8.15 If you see snow on roses in full bloom you will have a chilly love affair.
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7.8.16 Farmers believed that if you find a red ear of corn you will be kissed by a beautiful young woman.
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7.8.17 "Many woman who can't remember their husbands first kiss, now has granddaughters who can't remember their first husband."
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7.8.18 Black roses will bring your lover death.
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7.9. FAMILIAL RELATIONSHIPS (Folder 31)

7.9.1 Refilling one's glass before it is empty means one will have a bad mother-in-law.
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7.10. SEX (Folder 32)

7.10.1 If, when throwing a bottle on the ground the bottle doesn't break, then you are a virgin.
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7.10.2 If a person twists his/her hair, it means they want to have sex.
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7.10.3 If female stretches strand of her hair and it boings back with a curl, that female is boy crazy.
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7.10.4 Chewing ice indicates sexual frustration.
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7.10.5 Getting high makes sex better.
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7.10.6 String measured around neck then head determines virginity/virtue.
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7.10.7 Hang sheets outside to prove wife was a virgin.
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7.10.8 Peel gum wrapper to prove virginity.
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7.10.9 Kiss fingers and touch roof of car while going under yellow light to add minute to sex life. Three minutes for red light.
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7.10.10 If two people bump heads, they will sleep together.
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7.10.11 If you eat before sex, you will not satisfy your partner.
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7.10.12 If you have sex before a ballgame, you will have weak legs.
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7.10.13 If you are at a fraternity party after 2 in the morning, it is understood you are available for, and expect sex.
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7.0. MISCELLANEOUS (Folder 33)

7.0.1 An ugly woman doesn’t get far in life and neither does a man with an ugly wife.
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7.0.2 Women can propose on leap year.
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7.0.3 Whenever boys have nothing to do, they get drunk and girls get pregnant.
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7.0.4 Women are expensive.
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7.0.5 When a woman walks down the street on the outside of a man, it means she's for sale.
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7.0.6 When two people kiss, it means someone is talking about one of them.
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7.0.7 To change the name and not the letter is change for worse and not for better (marrying someone with same first letter in their last name as yours).
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Box 9

8. PREGNANCY, BIRTH, INFANCY

8.1. STERILITY, FERTILITY (Folder 1)

8.1.1 Eating celery causes sterility.
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8.1.2 Learning too much causes woman's womb to shrivel.
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8.1.3 Rigorous physical activity causes womb to fall out.
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8.1.4 Welding causes sterility in males.
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8.1.5 Time of fertility determined by use of gold or silver band tied to string.
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8.1.6 The person to tie the last stitch in a baby quilt will have the next baby.
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8.1.7 If a boy's tonsils are removed after the age of 12, he may become sterile.
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8.1.8 Female should stand on head after intercourse to increase chances of overcoming sterility.
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8.1.9 Stepping over abdomen of young woman causes sterility.
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8.1.10 The third person to use a match will become pregnant.
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8.1.11 Leaving a child behind means a woman will have another child soon.
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8.1.12 If one woman starts bread and another finishes it, one of them will become pregnant.
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8.1.13 Adopt a baby to be able to conceive.
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8.1.14 Go on a long vacation with or without spouse to become fertile.
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8.1.15 Eating oysters causes fertility in men.
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8.1.16 Leaving wet diaper at woman’s house will cause her to become fertile.
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8.1.17 Pray to sun to become pregnant. (Korean)
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8.1.18 Giving away baby clothes means another baby will come soon.
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8.1.19 If one pours tea that someone else had made, woman will become pregnant.
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8.1.20 If one sees a black cat, throw a rock to see if mother will have a baby.
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8.1.21 Paper flowers mean sterility in owner.
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8.1.22 A woman would not get pregnant for as many years as the number of cedar tree seeds she ate..
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8.2. CONCEPTION (Folder 2)

8.2.1 Conception takes place when father puts finger in hole in mother's back.
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8.2.2 Eating peanuts.
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8.2.3 Walking around bridge seven times; wearing clothes of fertile woman & husband; walking around pillars 7 times.
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8.2.4 Tying last knot in quilt.
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8.2.5 Eating bland foods, not having sex for two weeks, alkaline douche, and having sex with hips elevated.
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8.2.6 Have sex in brand new (never been slept in) bed to conceive.
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8.2.7 Get drunk to conceive.
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8.2.8 Elevate hips after intercourse for at least 2 hours to conceive.
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8.2.9 Have sex six times in the morning in order to conceive.
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8.2.10 Having sex with multiple men causes woman to have multiple births.
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8.2.11 If woman were to have sex and get pregnant while someone "crazy" was in the house then the child would also be "crazy".
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8.2.12 If woman gets pregnant from having sex with drunk husband, idiocy and other serious maladies will be passed on to child.
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8.3. ORIGIN OF BABIES (Folder 3)

8.3.1 Storks deliver new born babies.
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8.3.2 Babies come from the store; parents go pick out the one they like.
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8.3.3 Babies grow from the cabbage patch.
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8.3.4 Babies just appeared.
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8.3.5 "How babies came to be" taught to a 3rd grader.
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8.4. PREGNANCY (Folder 4)

8.4.1 A pregnant woman can avoid getting stretch marks by rubbing olive oil on her belly.
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8.4.2 If pregnant woman cans fruit, lids won't seal.
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8.4.3 Filling teeth during pregnancy will cause them to fall out.
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8.4.4 Pregnancy revealed by sparkle in mother’s eye.
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8.4.5 Wearing something tight around leg during pregnancy causes vericose veins.
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8.4.6 Pregnant woman eats for two.
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8.4.7 Pregnant women always become fat.
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8.4.8 If pregnant woman sees three crows flying in same direction, child will grow up to be a vagabond.
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8.4.9 Baby will "stick to your back" if woman sleeps a lot.
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8.4.10 Rocking an empty cradle is a sign of another child.
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8.4.11 If woman breaks ribbons at shower, then woman is pregnant.
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8.4.12 Morning Sickness is caused by vitamin B6 deficiency.
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8.4.13 If woman sits down on a seat before it has cooled off then woman will become pregnant.
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8.4.14 If couple dances too close, woman will become pregnant.
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8.4.15 Don't eat soft cheese while pregnant.
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8.4.16 You're pregnant if you eat pickles and milk.
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8.4.17 Dentist work while pregnant makes the baby born with a cleft palate.
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8.4.18 Hanging clothes on a clothes line while pregnant will lead to the baby being strangled by the umbilical cord.
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8.5. PRENATAL INFLUENCES (Folder 5)

8.5.1 Pregnant woman running knife through water will hurt baby.
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8.5.2 Certain activities by the pregnant woman will cause the umbilical cord to strangle baby.
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8.5.3 Painting while pregnant will cause loss of baby.
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8.5.4 Pregnant woman should not visit insane asylums.
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8.5.5 Pregnant woman touching person having epileptic seizure will result in her baby having epilepsy.
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8.5.6 Mother's activities and emotions influence baby.
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8.5.7 Expectant mother's excessive use of mirror makes child vain.
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8.5.8 Belief in a prenatal relationship between bad heartburn and delivering a dark-haired baby.
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8.5.9 If a pregnant woman drinks carrot juice her baby will have red-hair.
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8.5.10 If a pregnant woman eats a lot of sweet potatoes, the baby will have lots of hair.
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8.5.11 If a pregnant woman has indigestion, she will deliver a baby with lots of hair.
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8.5.12 Sleeping position of mother influences shape of baby's head.
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8.5.13 A pregnant woman's cravings should always be quickly satisfied to avoid harming the baby.
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8.5.14 To have a cute baby, a pregnant mother should look at pictures of cute babies.
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8.5.15 Reading good books and listening to good music while pregnant will positively influence the baby.
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8.5.16 Keeping an unborn baby warm keeps it in the womb longer.
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8.5.17 Amount of sleep influences baby’s disposition.
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8.5.18 Traumatic experiences affect unborn baby.
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8.5.19 Eating peanut butter will cause baby to have lots of hair at birth.
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8.5.20 Don’t buy items for baby until it is born healthy to avoid tempting fate.
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8.5.21 Playing music to belly when pregnant will influence baby to become a musician.
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8.5.22 Clean belly button to avoid having baby born with lint in its mouth or navel.
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8.5.23 Take vitamins and eat fresh produce to have a healthy baby. (Missing)
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8.5.24 If a pregnant woman eats a large amount of tomatoes, the child will be born with rosy cheeks.
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8.5.25 While pregnant eating lemons, oranges, and grapefruits are bad for women.
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8.5.26 Craving certain foods while pregnant, the baby will have the same cravings.
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8.5.27 Both parents are not allowed to eat grease or meat until after the baby is born. (Shoshone)
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8.5.28 Mother eats with a small spoon, so child will have a small mouth. (Sweden)
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8.5.29 Eat carrots so the child will have good eyesight.
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8.5.30 If pregnant woman eats rice noodles, then her intestines will twist into shape of noodles. (China)
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8.5.31 Pregnant women pray for child not to be bright or beautiful, otherwise baby will die soon after birth.
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8.5.32 If mother reads late at night or in bad light, child will be born with weak eyes and will need glasses.
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8.5.33 If mother goes swimming while pregnant, child will not be afraid of water or swimming.
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8.5.34 Don't wash hair after dinner while pregnant or you will lose the baby.
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8.6. BIRTHMARKS AND DEFORMITIES (Folder 6)

8.6.1 Mother being cut creates a scar on the baby.
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8.6.2 Pregnant woman stabbed with pitchfork creates a haystack or pitchfork birthmark.
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8.6.3 Startled pregnant woman grabbing her own head results in grey streak on baby's head.
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8.6.4 Pregnant woman startled by animal creates a deformity.
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8.6.5 Pregnant woman startled or frightened results in baby with a birthmark relating to incident.
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8.6.6 Pregnant woman scratching her body leaves mark on baby.
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8.6.7 Pregnant woman craving for something and then rubbing her body leaves mark on baby.
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8.6.8 Woman startled by blind man results in mark on baby.
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8.6.9 Satisfying cravings during pregnancy will mark baby.
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8.6.10 Eating specific kinds of fruit results in mark on baby.
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8.6.11 Not satisfying cravings results in mark on baby.
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8.6.12 Eat everything during pregnancy or your baby will be marked.
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8.6.13 Kicking cat causes fur patch on baby.
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8.6.14 Playing cards while pregnant causes mark on baby.
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8.6.15 Seeing lightning causes mark on baby.
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8.6.16 Pressing pig to stomach during pregnancy causes baby to be born with related defect.
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8.6.17 Picking up someone else's baby while pregnant causes something to be wrong with your own.
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8.6.18 Drinking effervescent liquid while pregnant causes baby to be born deaf.
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8.6.19 Don't touch face or mouth when pregnant to avoid giving birthmarks to baby.
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8.6.20 If a woman steps over someone's legs she will bear deformed children.
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8.6.21 If a woman eats a green potato she can bear a child without a head.
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8.6.22 Having sex during pregnancy causes the baby to have dents in his head.
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8.6.23 If a pregnant woman is exposed to lunar eclipse, her baby will be born with a deformity.
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8.6.24 If a pregnant woman looks a horse straight in the eye, the baby will be born with eye problems.
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8.6.25 If a woman looks at a dog while pregnant, child will look like a dog. (Mexican)
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8.6.26 Having sex during pregnancy will cause baby to be born blind.
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8.6.27 Killing a snake during pregnancy will cause baby to have tendency to stick tongue out.
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8.6.28 Watching midget wrestling will cause baby to be a dwarf.
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8.6.29 If a pregnant woman sees a mouse or rat, baby will be marked.
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8.6.30 If pregnant woman opens an umbrella in the house, the baby will have a mark on top of head.
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8.6.31 If pregnant woman eats a potato with a spoiled spot, the baby will be deformed.
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8.6.32 If pregnant woman views a fire, baby will have burn marks on face.
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8.6.33 If you marry your cousin, all the children will have crooked noses.
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8.6.34 Looking at the dead will mark the baby.
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8.6.35 If a pregnant woman hears a black panther scream her baby will be born blind.
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8.6.36 If you have a baby shower before the baby is born, it will be born deformed or dead. (Navajo)
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8.6.37 If pregnant woman goes to circus and sees crocodile, baby will be born with crocodile skin.
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8.6.38 Queen of Sheba was born with goat's foot because mother looked at a goat while pregnant with her.
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8.7. GENDER OF BABY AND NUMBER OF BABIES

8.7.1 Phase of moon during copulation determines gender. (Folder 7)
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8.7.2 Ring attached to string and held over pregnant woman's stomach tells gender of baby. (Folder 8)
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8.7.3 Needle and thread used reveals gender and/or number of babies. (Folder 9)
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8.7.4 Needle, thread, and pencil used to reveal gender and/or number of babies. (Folder10)
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8.7.5 Position of baby in womb reveals gender. (Folder 11)
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8.7.6 Drano can reveal gender of unborn baby. (Folder 12)
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8.7.7 Gender determined by copulating wearing garments. (LDS) (Folder 13)
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8.7.8 Physical orientation of bed determines gender.
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8.7.9 Gender determined by ingestion of specific foods.
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8.7.10 Pregnant woman's lower lip reveals gender of baby.
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8.7.11 Gender revealed by direction pregnant woman's fingers point after manipulated in specific way.
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8.7.12 Time of birth determines gender of baby; how boot is hung determines gender.
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8.7.13 Pregnant woman's physical appearance reveals gender.
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8.7.14 A pregnant woman's walk reveals gender of baby.
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8.7.15 Heart rate of fetus reveals gender of baby. (Folder 14)
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8.7.16 Shower game reveals gender of baby. (Folder 15)
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8.7.17 “Weaker” of parents reveals gender of baby.
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8.7.18 Date of birth (in relation to due date) reveals gender.
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8.7.19 How hard or much baby kicks reveals gender.
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8.7.20 Twisting of apple stem reveals number of children.
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8.7.21 Color of afghan made by grandmother determines gender.
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8.7.22 Blood vessels in pregnant woman’s eyes reveal gender of baby.
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8.7.23 Mother’s complexion reveals baby’s gender.
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8.7.24 Gender revealed by way mother walks over broomstick.
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8.7.25 Gender determined by whether mother had morning sickness.
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8.7.26 To have a boy, woman should stand on her head immediately after intercourse.
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8.7.27 Measurement of belly in fourth month of pregnancy reveals gender.
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8.7.28 Gender revealed by position of hand when mother is asked to show her hand.
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8.7.29 Gender or number of children revealed by swinging necklace.
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8.7.30 Gender revealed by which coin baby kicks off mother’s belly.
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8.7.31 Gender revealed by boy baby standing on mother’s belly. (Folder 16)
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8.7.32 Gender determined by position after or during copulation.
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8.7.33 By preparing for the gender of baby you want, the expected baby will be that gender.
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8.7.34 If one tries to get pregnant, will have a girl. If not trying, will have a boy.
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8.7.35 If couple desires to have a boy, must not have sex for a long time.
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8.7.36 Swing empty spool of thread to determine gender.
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8.7.37 Count seeds in apple to know how many children one will have.
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8.7.38 Horseshoe hung over bed will ensure multiple children.
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8.7.39 Different ways to tell number and gender of children by looking at creases in hand.
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8.7.40 Blow a white dandelion and the number of seeds left determines how many children one will have.
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8.7.41 Gender determined by which side woman sleeps on.
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8.7.42 Gender determined by shape of protruding stomach.
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8.7.43 Hang a clock above a pregnant woman to tell the sex of unborn child.
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8.7.44 For every grain of rice you leave on your plate, will have another child.
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8.7.45 If, from behind, it is very apparent that the mother is expecting, it will be a boy. If not, it will be a girl.
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8.7.46 Taboo to even think of not having many children. (Navajo)
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8.7.47 Very active fetus means the gender is a girl.
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8.8. LABOR AND DELIVERY (Folder 17)

8.8.1 Labor begins with the new moon.
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8.8.2 Labor begins with the full moon.
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8.8.3 Labor begins with change of weather or full moon.
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8.8.4 Knife or sharp instrument under bed cuts labor pain.
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8.8.5 Labor begins on rainy days.
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8.8.6 Crawl secretly over husband while he is asleep so that he will endure some of the pain during labor.
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8.8.7 Holding combs in hands and squeezing will induce labor.
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8.8.8 Motorcycle ride induces labor.
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8.8.9 Labor harder if mother knows sex of baby.
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8.8.10 If woman walks a lot, labor will be easy.
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8.8.11 If a woman has a lot of heartburn, she will have an easy delivery.
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8.8.12 Fasting for 24 hours induces labor.
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8.8.13 Walking over pregnant woman’s crossed legs induces labor.
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8.8.14 Reaching induces labor.
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8.8.15 If woman has labor pains while at a concert, the baby will be born with musical talents.
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8.8.16 Caster oil induces labor.
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8.8.17 Eating cabbage induces labor.
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8.8.18 A shock will cause an early labor.
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8.8.19 A stork delivers babies.
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8.8.20 When barometer drops, pregnant mothers will go into labor.
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8.8.21 Taking wife for car ride on bumpy road will induce labor.
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8.8.22 Recipe for soup to be given to woman directly after she gives birth.
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8.8.23 Tea from raspberry leaves will induce labor.
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8.8.24 If a baby is born backwards, it will always be backwards.
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8.9. POSTNATAL INFLUENCES (Folder 18)

8.9.1 A baby born with membrane covering its face will have special powers.
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8.9.2 If baby looks in mirror it won't grow to adulthood.
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8.9.3 How baby is held influences its awareness of world.
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8.9.4 Allowing an infant to cry excessively will create a larger than average ribcage.
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8.9.5 The person who sees a baby's first smile must give the child salt.
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8.9.6 The first forty days after a baby is born the mother must follow various proscriptions regarding food, sex, etc. (Mexican)
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8.9.7 The place where a baby's umbilical cord is buried becomes the baby's home. (Mexican)
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8.9.8 If a menstruating or pregnant woman holds a baby less than 9 days old, the baby will become very ill.
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8.9.9 A bag of salt is placed in the crib with the baby so nothing bad will happen to baby.
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8.9.10 Umbilical cord is taken to the caves to see if evil spirits are in child.
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8.9.11 If tree is planted on the same day the baby is born, the tree will grow and die with child.
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8.9.12 If you tickle a new born baby, it will stutter when its older.
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8.9.13 The more the baby cries, the less it will pee.
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8.9.14 If an animal was born at the same time as the child, it is his/her animal.
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8.9.15 If you tickle a new born baby, it will make him/her go crazy.
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8.9.16 Putting a peice of silver into a baby's hand will determine if the child will be a saver or spender.
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8.9.17 If a baby looks in a mirror before it is six months old, it will go cross-eyed.
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8.9.18 Tie umbilical cord to evergreen tree to ensure long and happy life for child; if not, child will always be searching for it. (Native American)
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8.9.19 Child born with caul around head is supposed to be exceptionally lucky.
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8.9.20 Child born with card over head is supposed to be able to tell the future.
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8.9.21 If born with veil, child will have something special to do in life.
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8.9.22 Don't cut child's hair before it is one year old or it will become a thief.
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8.9.23 Child born under new moon will live long and happy life.
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8.9.24 The first time a baby is bathed, its right hand must be left unwashed.
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8.10. NURSING AND WEANING (Folder 19)

8.10.1 Nursing mother should not put her hands in cold water to avoid giving baby colic.
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8.10.2. Wean or don't wean babies according to the moon.
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8.10.3 Location of stars and moon should be consulted prior to weaning a baby.
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8.10.4 Never wean a baby in May.
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8.10.5 Nursing mother should avoid onions but eat lots of liver.
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8.10.6 Eating too much cabbage or beans causes baby to have colic.
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8.10.7 A nursing mother will not become pregnant.
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8.10.8 Use a "sugar-tit" when you are unable to nurse at that time.
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8.11. CARE OF INFANT (Folder 20)

8.11.1 Avoid touching baby's head.
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8.11.2 Roll pacifier in corn syrup or corn syrup and sugar to get baby to accept it.
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8.11.3 Part of umbilical cord put in baby's hair after birth assures protection from danger and illness.
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8.11.4 Don't let a baby look in the mirror.
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8.11.5 A penny taped on baby's belly-button with a band-aid assures baby will not get a hernia.
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8.11.6 Disinfect a newborn baby's navel by binding it with the fleshy part of a malaga grape raisin.
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8.11.7 Use browned flour to aid diaper rash.
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8.11.8 Miscellaneous suggestions for child care, including diaper rash, vomiting, fever, stomach ache, and cramping.
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8.11.9 Bathe a child in bath water where urine soaked diaper has been rinsed to avoid diaper rash.
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8.11.10 Sickly baby made stronger by crossing a certain river in a certain way.
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8.11.11 Blow in a baby's face to stop its crying.
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8.11.12 Slippery elm tea can be given to babies in place of milk.
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8.11.13 Use catnip tea to quiet babies.
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8.11.14 Use catnip tea when a baby has diarrhea.
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8.11.15 Do not expose a baby to wind to avoid it's having colic.
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8.11.16 To assure a baby's good complexion, rub its face with a urine-soaked diaper.
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8.11.17 Chew, don’t clip baby’s fingernails, or it will grow up to be a thief.
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8.11.18 Baby sucking a pacifier will have buck teeth.
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8.11.19 New person to baby must lick finger and make cross on baby’s head so baby won’t get sick.
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8.11.20 Hang egg in nursery doorway to ease teething pain.
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8.11.21 Throw baby’s footprint over house to get it to walk.
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8.11.22 Cats steal sleeping baby’s breath; never let cat sleep with baby.
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8.11.23 Don’t pick up baby for first 24 hours of life or it will be spoiled and unhealthy.
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8.11.24 Bounce baby stomach down on knee to relieve gas.
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8.11.25 Don’t stand infant up to avoid bowleggedness.
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8.11.26 Always keep socks on baby to avoid colic.
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8.11.27 Baby sucking thumb is insecure.
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8.11.28 Put hat on baby in order to protect from evil spirits (Mexican).
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8.11.29 Baby will develop stronger arm from the side of the crib that toys are handed to him/her.
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8.11.30 Allowing child to use walker will cause child to be bowlegged.
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8.11.31 When children sleep together, one will draw the strength from the other.
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8.11.32 Hutterites will not allow a stranger to gaze at infant to avoid evil eye.
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8.11.33 Red dress protects baby from disease. (Peru)
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8.11.34 Children playing crippled will become crippled.
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8.11.35 Mother nursed one pound baby with eye dropper, cotton, and a shoe box.
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8.11.36 Use catnip and saffron to cause rash on newborn baby; breaking out in a rash cleansed the poisons in their bodies.
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8.11.37 Place hard fried egg on the navel of a new born baby.
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8.11.38 Cause and cure of giving a baby "the eye".
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8.11.39 What happens when a baby boy keeps his umbilical cord longer than normal.
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8.11.40 Cover baby's head and ears before taking out in cold weather.
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8.11.41 Never take baby out at night.
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8.11.42 Make sure baby has something to suck and swallow while traveling.
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8.11.43 To stop a baby from choking, rub water on its forehead.
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8.12. NAMING, BLESSING, AND CHRISTENING (Folder 21)

8.12.1 Baby should not be named after person who died young.
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8.12.2 Before christening, parents make a parcel of goodies called "christening piece" which is handed to the first person they meet on the way to church. If baby is girl, the piece is handed to a boy, and vice versa. (Scottish)
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8.12.3 Some family names are taboo and could cause death of child.
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8.12.4 Baby has to be baptized before taken out of the house.
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8.12.5 Baby must be carried to its Christening by a young, unmarried woman.
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8.13. CONTRACEPTION (Folder 22)

8.13.1 Band-aid covering belly button.
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8.13.2 Pennyroyal tea.
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8.13.3 Nursing mothers can't become pregnant.
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8.13.4 Douching not effective as a contraception.
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8.13.5 The Pill may cause weight gain.
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8.13.6 The Pill may cause facial hair.
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8.13.7 Various advice to prevent conception.
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8.13.8 Birth control must be stopped every three years to allow your body to revert back to its natural rhythm.
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8.13.9 Eating parsley prevents pregnancy.
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8.13.10 Douching for little girls.
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8.0. MISCELLANEOUS (Folder 23)

8.0.1 Shoshone Indian parents are both not allowed to eat grease or meat during pregnancy.
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8.0.2 Whorl on top of baby's head reveals whether child will be left or right handed.
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8.0.3 Baby is not a person until it laughs. (Navajo)
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8.0.4 Women lose a tooth for every child.
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8.0.5 An ugly child will turn into a handsome adult.
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8.0.6 Moles are caused by how many times the pregnant mother had intercourse.
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8.0.7 A fall or blow causes a miscarriage.
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8.0.8 Making a baby blanket before one is married is bad luck.
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8.0.9 When child reaches two years, it is half the size it will be when full grown.
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8.0.10 If, after sex, the husband ends up on the wife's side of the bed, he will experience the morning sickness instead.
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8.0.11 If first born is a boy, gods will be jealous and take his life; disguise him with an earring in one ear so gods think it's a girl. (Vietnamese)
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8.0.12 If someone were to say that a baby is beautiful, gods will be jealous and take his life so the parents will deny it and say how ugly the baby is. (Vietnamese)
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8.0.13 Doing lots of sit ups while you're pregnant will cause abortion.
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8.0.14 If you make fun of other people's physical defects, when you have a child, your child may have one.
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8.0.15 After having baby, you must stay in dark room for ten days.
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8.0.16 Oldest child will be closer to the parent of the opposite sex.
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Box 10

9. DYING, DEATH, FUNERAL CUSTOMS, THE DEAD

9.1. PORTENTS OF DEATH
9.1.1. Plant signs (Folder 1)
9.1.1.1 If a gift plant's leaf or branch breaks then someone will die.
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9.1.2. Animal signs

9.1.2.1 A rooster crowing in daylight or night means death.
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9.1.2.2 A dog howling means someone will die.
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9.1.2.3 A crow cawing means a funeral is near.
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9.1.2.4 A bird flying inside the house means someone will soon die.
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9.1.2.5 A hoot owl sitting on a house and hooting means someone will die.
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9.1.2.6 A bird flying into or at a house or window, ramming against the pane means death.
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9.1.2.7 Finding a four-leaf clover signifies death.
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9.1.2.8 If owl flies over house of sick person, he/she will die if the owl is not shot.
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9.1.2.9 An owl hooting signifies death.
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9.1.2.10 Coyote crossing path means death.
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9.1.2.11 Seeing 7 ravens together means someone is going to die.
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9.1.2.12 Cock crowing repeatedly from midnight to 3:00 am means someone will die.
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9.1.2.13 Seagull sitting on one leg on top of a house is a sign of death.
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9.1.2.14 Dreaming of a snake is a sign of death.
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9.1.2.15 Cat sleeping with baby causes death.
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9.1.2.16 Cats never stay in the house where someone is dying.
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9.1.2.17 Seeing a werewolf means someone in family will die. (Navajo)
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9.1.2.18 If a black bird lands on window sill, there will be a death in the family.
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9.1.2.19 When a hen crows like a rooster, there will be a death soon.
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9.1.2.20 A bat in the house means death in the family.
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9.1.3. Cosmic, natural, or supernatural signs (Folder 2)
9.1.3.1 When visiting a specific mausoleum, if one hears a bell toll, it means death is near.
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9.1.3.2 A knock at the door with no one there means death.
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9.1.3.3 Rain in an open grave means someone will soon die.
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9.1.3.4 A falling star means someone has just died.
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9.1.3.5 The sound of water on the roof and a bucket falling means death.
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9.1.3.6 Dreaming of giving someone water signifies that person's death.
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9.1.3.7 Seeing a "water baby" signifies that a relative will die.
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9.1.3.8 The tide going out signifies that someone has died.
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9.1.3.9 Seeing a shape-shifter means someone will die.
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9.1.3.10 If leaves on a tree in yard turn yellow, other than fall, someone in family will die.
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9.1.3.11 Dreaming of fruit means someone close to you will die.
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9.1.3.12 Dreaming of muddy water means someone will die.
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9.1.3.13 When a deceased family member appears at the end of the bed, someone will die.
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9.1.3.14 Dreaming of flowers means someone will hear from the dead.
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9.1.3.15 Seeing a rainbow on a clear sunny day means someone will die.
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9.1.3.16 Dreaming of beautiful mountains, family member will die.
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9.1.3.17 Eery feeling and a large white moth lead to family member dying.
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9.1.3.18 Pointing toward mountains leads to death.
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9.1.3.19 Seeing a green glow/light over a cemetery leads to death.
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9.1.4. Human signs
9.1.4.1 A woman singing while she is fixing a meal is a way of telling other family members that someone will die.
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9.1.4.2 If the oldest child in a family dies the other children's children will carry on the curse.
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9.1.4.3 The first to blow out the candle on one's wedding night will be the first to die.
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9.1.4.4 If one person dies, two more will follow. Death comes in threes.
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9.1.4.5 If a person falls into an outhouse hole and falls in above the armpits, that person will die in 3 days. (Korean)
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9.1.4.6 If a person sneezes three or four times in a row, someone will die.
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9.1.4.7 How many times one walks around Emo's grave, is how many more years one will live.
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9.1.4.8 A baby will die if one of the relatives ails or dies.
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9.1.4.9 If you sleep a certain direction, you will die before morning.
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9.1.4.10 If you sing Christmas carols out of season, someone will die.
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9.1.4.11 If your ear's ring, you'll soon hear of death.
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9.1.4.12 Laugh before breakfast and cry before night.
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9.1.4.13 If you are too stubborn to die, someone else in the family will die.
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9.1.4.14 If 3 people take part in changing or making bed, family member will die in next year.
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9.1.4.15 If preacher goes down a mine, one of the miners will die in 3 days.
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9.1.4.16 If anyone pulls out of the funeral procession behind the hearse they will be the next ones buried.
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9.1.4.17 If someone gets out of line at the viewing they will be the next ones dead.
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9.1.4.18 Shingles meeting in a circle around the body causes death.
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9.1.4.19 If baby under a year old looks in mirror results in death.
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9.1.5. Objects as signs (Folder 3)
9.1.5.1 Rocking an empty rocking chair means someone will die.
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9.1.5.2 If a picture of a person falls off the wall, that person will soon die.
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9.1.5.3 Leaving a hat on a bed means someone will die.
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9.1.5.4 Giving or receiving diamonds causes death.
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9.1.5.5 Opening umbrella inside means death.
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9.1.5.6 Dreaming of front teeth breaking means relative will die. (Malaysian)
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9.1.5.7 Thirteen people at dinner table means one will die within the year.
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9.1.5.8 Borrowing salt means death.
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9.1.5.9 Looking away when someone takes a picture is a sign of death.
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9.1.5.10 Hanging a hat on a doorknob means death.
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9.1.5.11 Using same deformed glass more than 3 times is a sign of death.
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9.1.5.12 Seeing headstone glow red in Vernal cemetery is a sign of death.
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9.1.5.13 Bringing a shovel into the house will cause a death.
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9.1.5.14 If loaf of bread has a hole, there will be a death in the family.
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9.1.5.15 Shoes on the table will cause a death in the family.
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9.1.5.16 If a person buys a burial plot, then that person will fill it.
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9.1.5.17 Putting shoes on a bed means someone will die soon.
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9.1.5.18 Bringing hoe in house means death.
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9.1.5.19 When cutting cards if you turn up the ace of spades death will occure in the family.
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9.1.0. Miscellaneous signs
9.1.0.1 Number "4" means death. (Korean)
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9.2. CAUSES OF DEATH

9.2.1 Being bitten by a Negro with blue gums. (Folder 4)
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9.2.2 Writing some living person's name on a casket means that person will die shortly.
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9.2.3 Counting the cars in a funeral procession brings death to the counter's loved ones.
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9.2.4 If Hawthorne flowers are brought into the house, one's mother will die.
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9.2.5 If you wash your clothes on New Year's Day, someone in your family will die that year.
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9.2.6 Writing person’s name in red ink is a death wish.
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9.2.7 Opening fridge after ironing causes death. (Dominican Republic)
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9.2.8 Using false death report as excuse to miss class will cause the person lied about to die.
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9.2.9 Touching a certain tombstone at Yosemite graveyard brings death.
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9.2.10 If a crooked picture is not straightened immediately, someone will die.
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9.2.11 If the cars of a funeral procession are spread out, then another death will occur.
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9.2.12 If you sing at the table, there will be a death in the family.
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9.2.13 Measuring hands and feet with someone else causes death.
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9.2.14 Third person to light a cigarette, from the same match, will die.
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9.2.15 Throw a match, die in a whore house.
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9.2.16 If Native American cuts hair, someone in family will die. (Shoshone)
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9.2.17 If one steps on a crack, s/he will die.
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9.2.18 If you wish someone dead, you will die before s/he does.
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9.2.19 Eat an egg every day for a year and you will die.
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9.2.20 Counting the cars of a train will cause a death in the family.
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9.2.21 Wearing black on monday will cause death of who you love.
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9.2.22 If you swim on the Thursday before Good Friday, you will drown.
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9.2.23 Drinking very cold drinks very fast on a very hot day.
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9.3. WARDING OFF DEATH, SPIRITS OF THE DEAD, OR FEAR OF THE DEAD

9.3.1 Rub forehead and hair of dead person to overcome fear of the dead. (Folder 5)
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9.3.2 Avoid burial grounds or cemeteries at night.
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9.3.3 In Tonga, one may see the spirit of a dead loved one by sitting on a sacred mountain throughout a full night without making any sound.
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9.3.4 Putting a medallion of Buddha in one's mouth during battle protects one from death. (Cambodian)
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9.3.5 Grab a button if you see a hearse go by to avoid having a family member die.
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9.3.6 Touch a white button when passing a cemetery to keep ghosts away.
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9.3.7 Hold breath when driving past cemetery to ward off bad luck and evil spirits who get jealous of breathing.
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9.3.8 Turn around and go opposite direction when you see a funeral procession to avoid death.
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9.3.9 Place palms above bed and one will not die during sleep.
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9.3.10 Don't sleep under a black blanket.
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9.3.11 When there is a death in the family, cover all the mirrors in the house.
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9.3.12 Touching dead body of loved one will reduce sadness and pain.
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9.3.13 Cross fingers as you pass the cemetery.
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9.4. TREATMENT OF THE DEAD OR CARE FOR THE DYING (Folder 6)

9.4.1 If you cut or trim your nails at night, you can't attend your parents' deathbed.
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9.4.2 In Viet Nam, the dying are brought home so that, at death, their spirit can remain at home.
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9.4.3 If you disturb the bones of a dead man, something bad will happen to your family or the dead person will haunt you.
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9.4.4 Keep cats away from dead body; if one jumps over body, it will rise again in a bad way.
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9.4.5 While passing cemetery, make the sign of the cross to reduce sentence of souls in Purgatory.
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9.4.6 Don't step on grave, otherwise you'll offend person you stepped on.
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9.4.7 Corpse must be carried out of room feet first.
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9.4.8 Lay dead people on board with cloth over face and pennies on eyes.
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9.4.9 "Death watch" is when the dead are not left alone between death and burial.
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9.4.10 Special clothing put on deceased.
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9.5. DEATH OR FUNERAL CUSTOMS AND PROCEDURES (Folder 7)

9.5.1 If a member of a family dies, the rest of the family must remain inside the house for three days. (Chinese)
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9.5.2 The body of the dead person is kept in the house for several days. (Thai)
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9.5.3 Twig from a thorn bush should be placed in a coffin to ward off evil spirits and children of the dead should jump over the coffin.
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9.5.4. Money is distributed to the people who travel to the grave site to encourage a good crowd at the grave site. (Hong Kong)
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9.5.5 In early New England when a family member died, beehives would be covered with a black cloth.
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9.5.6 At funerals, people must put food by picture of deceased for person to take with them to after-life. (Korean)
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9.5.7 Ancestral worship rituals-food by picture of ancestor to replenish spirit, paper items of person items burned.
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9.5.8 Tombstone should be placed at foot of grave so living can avoid walking over grave.
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9.5.9 Upstairs door leading outside is “doorway to heaven.”
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9.5.10 Put bowl of vinegar in person’s grave who died of cancer to avoid getting cancer. (Mexican)
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9.5.11 Wash hands before leaving grave site so spirits won’t follow. (Maori)
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9.5.12 No fire in room with corpse, stop clocks, cover mirrors.
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9.5.13 House is abandoned and corpse avoided after death to avoid curse of witchcraft. (Navajo)
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9.5.14 Family cannot leave the house until 49 days after relative has died. (Japanese)
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9.5.15 Spirit hangs around corpse until body is buried.
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9.5.16 Body is buried facing East.
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9.5.17 To postpone/prolong a funeral is bad luck.
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9.5.18 Put food, implements, and weapons in the graves of dead to help them when they get to the "happy hunting ground." (Navajo)
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9.5.19 Leave body at top of tree instead of burying. (Navajo)
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9.5.20 Different customs and rituals for when the chief dies. (Akan)
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9.5.21 Don't let children attend a funeral or see the face of a dead person.
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9.6. ABOUT THE DEAD (Folder 8)

9.6.1 Spirit of dead leaves body through the mouth.
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9.6.2 Photographs of person begin to fade after death.
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9.6.3 Passing hand of dead person over goiter will cause goiter to disappear.
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9.6.4 Whistling at night cause dead to rise.
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9.6.5 When death occurs, an animal comes to retrieve spirit.
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9.6.6 Mirrors can't face East, otherwise dead ancestors' reflections will appear in the mirrors.
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9.6.7 When a person dies their spirit goes into a younger person and becomes stronger.
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9.6.8 Bodies are the protective shell of our spirit, like a glove and someday after we die, our bodies and spirits will be reunited. (LDS)
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9.6.9 After a person dies, a fireball can be seen rising up into the sky.
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9.0. MISCELLANEOUS (Folder 9)

9.0.1 Shiver or tingling feeling means someone is walking over one's grave to be.
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9.0.2 Beds should never face East or West.
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9.0.3 Bury hair and nail clippings so they can be reunited with body when dead.
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9.0.4 Smelling flowers placed on grave will cause loss of smell.
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9.0.5 Death is a rebirth into something better. (Scottish)
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9.0.6 Touching a corpse gives immunity from dreams about the dead; sign that you had nothing to do with the death.
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9.0.7 Jerry Garcia will never die.
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9.0.8 Flowers taken from Indian graveyard in Blanding, Utah disappear.
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9.0.9 Do not pick up dropped food because the dead are hungry.
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9.0.10 If you hit your mother, your hand will stick out of your grave.
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9.0.11 If someone is possessed of the devil, they can only die when manure is laid under back of neck.
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9.0.12 When person drowns, he goes under three times and never come back up. The second time down, the person can either hear angels singing or the wailing of hell.
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9.0.13 When someone dies, crows or ravens circle over top of house.
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9.0.14 Always go in the same direction as a hearse.
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9.0.15 Someone will die or has died if you spill a glass of water.
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9.0.16 Some graves in old Army cemetery are constructed so that plate can be removed so food can be placed inside.
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10. COOKING AND CULINARY PRACTICES

10.1. CANNING (Folder 10)

10.1.1 Belief that if canning jar is used twice to bottle fruit juice it will break.
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10.1.2 When bottling tomatoes, bottles won't seal if preparer's skin contains a chemical that alters Ph of tomatoes.
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10.1.3 When bottling peaches, include one of the pits.
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10.1.4 Women shouldn't can tomatoes while on period or they will spoil.
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10.1.5 Add two T. vinegar to strawberries to retain the bright red color while canning them.
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10.1.6 Add a t. of alum to liquid when pickles are canned to keep them crisp.
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10.1.7 Add a slice of an orange while canning peaches.
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10.2. BAKING AND COOKING

10.2.1 Bake bread in unwashed pans to preserve flavor. (Folder 11)
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10.2.2 Tamales will not turn out if everyone in the house isn't happy with each other.
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10.2.3 Make cooking stove to face north, so sea won’t eat food. (Bangladesh)
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10.2.4 Cake will fall while baking if a person jumps or walks loudly.
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10.2.5 Hang a witch in the kitchen so that gravy will never be lumpy.
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10.2.6 Use pot liquor in cooking to add nutrients.
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10.2.7 A few drops of oil in water will keep pasta from boiling over.
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10.2.8 Cook vegetables as they grow to preserve nutrients; high heat and no cover for things that grow above the ground; low heat with cover if they grow below the ground.
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10.2.9 Cut ends off potatoes so they won’t explode when baked.
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10.2.10 Cook an apple with cabbage to keep it from shrinking.
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10.2.11 Say the Lord’s Prayer twice through while kneading bread.
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10.2.12 Put various utensils over the top of pot to keep things from boiling over.
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10.2.13 Step on knife handle when dropped to avoid hurting yourself while cooking.
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10.2.14 Throw noodles against wall to see if they’re done.
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10.2.15 If the biscuits you are baking burn, someone is mad at you.
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10.2.16 To shorten cooking time of beans, add soda.
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10.2.17 Put a potato in macaroni so it won't boil over.
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10.2.18 Put green twig on rim of pot to keep water from boiling over.
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10.2.19 Add two T. boiling water to the butter and sugar mixture of the cake mix, this causes a finer texture.
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10.2.20 If you grease the sides of a cake pan the cake won't rise.
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10.2.21 To prevent eggs from cracking while cooking, put them in cold water and heat them with the water.
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10.2.22 A few drops of lemon juice in water prevents rice from sticking.
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10.2.23 Old potatoes should be put in cold water then cooked, new ones should be put in already boiling water.
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10.2.24 A few drops of vinegar to meat helps it turn out more tender.
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10.2.25 If stew is too salty add sliced raw potato to absorb the salty flavor.
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10.2.26 Before baking a cake, bang bottom of pan on a hard flat surface to get rid of air bubbles.
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10.2.27 To determine if an egg is cooked, spin with small end up.
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10.2.28 When cooking cereal, put butter in it and it won't boil over.
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10.2.29 Leave a little food grease in the bottom of your cast iron pans to prevent rusting.
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10.2.30 Don't put fresh pineapple in a gelatin dessert.
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10.2.31 Put a tiny bit of butter in boiling water to help it not boil over.
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10.2.32 Cooking on coals adds flavor.
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10.2.33 Roll raisins in flour after you've soaked and sorted them so they don't sink to the bottom of your dish.
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10.3. CULINARY PRACTICES (Folder 12)

10.3.1. Preparing onions
10.3.1.1 Burn a candle in the room when cutting onions.
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10.3.1.2 When peeling onions start at root end, hold two matches in your mouth, peel under running water.
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10.3.1.3 Hold bread in mouth when peeling or cutting onion.
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10.3.1.4 Smoke a pipe while cutting onions.
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10.3.1.5 Whistle while cutting onions.
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10.3.1.6 Hold a pencil between teeth to prevent eyes watering.
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10.3.1.7 Cut under cold running water.
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10.3.1.8 Put something wooden in your mouth.
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10.3.1.9 Put a steel needle in your mouth.
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10.3.1.10 Peel back and cut up from the top, leaving root section on onion.
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10.3.1.11 Put a match in your mouth.
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10.3.2. Preparing cucumbers
10.3.2.1 When peeling cucumber, peel from flower end to stem end to avoid bitterness.
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10.3.2.2 Cut ends off cucumber and rub to remove bitterness.
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10.3.2.3 Soak cucumbers in salt water to remove poisonous elements.
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10.3.2.4 Always cut the right end of cucumber off before the left end to avoid poisoning the cucumber.
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10.3.2.5 Peel cucumber from vine to flower to keep it from tasting bitter.
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10.3.2.6 To prevent bitter taste, slice it from the small end to the larger.
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10.3.2.7 Cut end off and rub it to the cucumber before peeling (this draws the bitter out).
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10.3.3. Preparing mushrooms
10.3.3.1 Boil a coin with mushrooms to determine whether they are poisonous.
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10.3.4. Preparing eggs
10.3.4.1 Remove halazae to avoid becoming ill.
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10.3.5. Preparing chicken
10.3.5.1 Meat is better if chicken runs around with head cut off.
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10.3.6 Preparing meat
10.3.6.1 Poke hole in hamburger patty to speed up cooking.
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10.3.6.2 Cut off ends of ham to make juicier.
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10.3.6.3 Butcher cattle during dark of moon or meat will be tough.
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10.3.7 Preparing coffee
10.3.7.1 To preserve flavor of coffee, never wash the pot.
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10.3.8 Preparing potatoes and rice
10.3.8.1 Soak potatoes before cooking to keep them from going brown or sticking to the pan.
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10.3.8.2 Don’t let any rice go down the drain when washing it to avoid going blind.
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10.3.8.3 Potatoes should be planted during a full moon.
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10.4. FOOD STORAGE

10.4.1 Do not store food in a tin can. (Folder 13)
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10.4.2 Do not store moonshine in plastic containers.
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10.4.3 Bay leaves in flour keeps weevils out.
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10.4.4 Remove lettuce core to preserve freshness.
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10.4.5 Keep mushrooms in a paper bag to preserve them.
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10.4.6 How to preserve meat without refrigeration.
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10.4.7 The end of a spoon in a pop can keeps the fizz lasting longer.
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10.4.8 Store unpopped popcorn in the freezer and it will pop better.
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10.4.9 Put a slice of bread or an apple in brown sugar to keep it moist.
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10.4.10 Put a stick of spearmint gum in wheat to keep weavels out.
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10.4.11 Put soda crackers in salt to prevent it from clumping.
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10.4.12 How to preserve pork.
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10.4.13 Don't keep spinach for more than a day.
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10.5. CHOOSING FOOD (Folder 14)

10.5.1. Meat
10.5.1.1 To choose a good ham, check ends for fat and squeeze.
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10.5.2. Melons
10.5.2.1 Place a straw from a broom on the watermelon and if it turns or spins the watermelon is ripe and delicious.
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10.5.2.2 You can tell the sweetness of a watermelon by the number of times the bees have stung it.
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10.5.2.3 Thump on watermelon and if it sounds hallow then it is ripe.
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10.0. MISCELLANEOUS (Folder 15)

10.0.1 Put finger in glass to prevent a fizzy drink from running over.
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10.0.2 Put a spoon or fork in glass container, touching the bottom, before pouring boiling liquid into it (prevents the glass from breaking).
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10.0.3 Rub your hands with vinegar or lemon juice to take onion smell off.
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10.0.4 Put lemon or pineapple juice in fruit salads to prevent fruit from turning brown.
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10.0.5 Salt rubarb just before adding sugar.
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10.0.6 Stir homemade candy with a wooden spoon and it won't go to sugar as much as with a metal spoon.
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11. BELIEFS ABOUT FOOD AND EATING

11.1. ANIMALS AS FOOD (Folder 16)

11.2. PLANTS AS FOOD (Folder 17)

11.2.1 Mushrooms can be found in any month that contains the letter "r."
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11.2.2 Green potatoes are poisonous.
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11.3. FOOD: GENERAL (Folder 18)

11.3.1 Licorice is made of floor sweepings.
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11.3.2 Throw spilt salt over your shoulder.
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11.3.3 Passing salt in various ways can lead to unfortunate circumstances.
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11.3.4 Tootsie pop wrapper is lucky if it has an Indian or star on it.
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11.3.5 Make a wish on red M&Ms; green M&Ms make a person horny.
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11.3.6 Borrowing salt is bad luck.
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11.3.7 Giving eggs to others brings good luck.
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11.3.8 Weather prediction based on amount of leftovers at dinner.
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11.3.9 Fruit comes from boxes at the store, not trees. (Newfoundland)
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11.3.10 Bread is sacred and must not be eaten if dropped on the floor. (Mexican)
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11.3.11 Star brand canned meat is actually raw.
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11.3.12 The look of an extremely ugly person will turn sour cream to butter.
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11.3.13 All girls keep a stash of chocolate hidden away in case of cravings.
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11.3.14 Wild huckleberries are a natural medicine.
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11.3.15 Bananas will keep their natural color if sprinkled with powdered sugar.
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11.3.16 If soup is too greasy add a leaf of lettuce.
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11.3.17 Scoop cottage cheese away from edges of container to prevent souring.
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11.3.18 Peel broccoli stems so they won't be as tough to eat.
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11.3.19 Don't feed babies honey.
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11.3.20 Salmon is good brainfood.
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11.4. UTENSIL (Folder 19)

11.4.1 How one holds chopsticks indicates whether one marries a person from near or far.
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11.4.2 How chopsticks held indicates intelligence.
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11.4.3 Stirring with a knife stirs up strife.
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11.4.4 Thirteen place settings at a table is unlucky.
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11.4.5 Various beliefs about knives.
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11.5. EATING AND DRINKING (Folder 20)

11.5.1 Mosquitoes are attracted to a person who has recently eaten bananas.
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11.5.2 Bananas & milk eaten together are poisonous.
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11.5.3 Avoid drinking water after eating cherries.
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11.5.4 Eating bananas makes one dream in color.
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11.5.5 If a buttercup held under one's chin reflects yellow, that person likes butter.
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11.5.6 Eating many carrots turns one's skin orange.
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11.5.7 Eating breakfast together assures family solidarity.
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11.5.8 If you drop food on the floor, kiss it up to God and it will be edible again.
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11.5.9 Walnuts cause cankers.
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11.5.10 A glass of wine a day promotes good health.
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11.5.11 Swallowing a cherry pit will make a cherry tree grow in your stomach.
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11.5.12 Eating fish and milk together is either poisonous or will cause fish bones to stick in throat.
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11.5.13 Eating raw dough causes worms.
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11.5.14 Eating burnt things curls hair or puts hair on chest.
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11.5.15 Not eating vegetables makes one vulnerable to the vegetable monster.
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11.5.16 If you bite the bottom of your ice-cream cones first, you’ll chew up a fly. (Folder 21)
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11.5.17 Eating bread crusts causes curly hair, hair on chest, large breasts.
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11.5.18 Eating carrots makes a person better able to see and eyes sparkle.
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11.5.19 Eating fish makes one more intelligent.
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11.5.20 Eating spinach makes one strong.
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11.5.21 Eating mushrooms increases sexual pleasure.
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11.5.22 Drinking wine with centipede in it increases strength and courage. (Laos)
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11.5.23 Drinking hot things on hot days makes one cool, and vice versa.
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11.5.24 If you drop food, you have X seconds to pick it up for it to still be edible.
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11.5.25 Drinking coffee before the age of 19 causes moss to grow on bottom of feet.
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11.5.26 Eating strong cheese causes breasts to grow.
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11.5.27 Drinking caffeine leads to babies.
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11.5.28 Eating red licorice causes breasts to grow.
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11.5.29 Eating onions from garden puts hair on chest.
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11.5.30 Drinking orange juice before a test will ensure that one does well on the test.
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11.5.31 Eating watermelon seeds causes a tree to grow in the stomach, or watermelons to grow out of ears.
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11.5.32 Eating a whole pineapple before having wisdom teeth out decreases swelling afterwards.
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11.5.33 Eating celery makes women infertile.
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11.5.34 Drinking milk before eating watermelon causes death.
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11.5.35 Eating candy bar before a test will make you do well.
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11.5.36 Drinking coffee causes weight gain.
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11.5.37 Don’t eat bananas while hunting.
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11.5.38 Eating garlic with every meal ensures good health.
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11.5.39 Swallowed gum blocks the opening to stomach and causes starvation.
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11.5.40 Eating a jalapeno pepper a day keeps digestive system regular.
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11.5.41 Swallowing ½ teaspoon of salt cleans throat and makes a person sing better. (Folder 22)
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11.5.42 The correct way to prepare "Billy" tea.
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11.5.43 Take a bite out of a piece of bread, forget about it, and later take a bite out of a different piece of bread, it means you have a hungry friend.
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11.5.44 Drinking too much coffee causes skin to turn brown.
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11.5.45 Drinking coffee when too young causes knees to turn black.
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11.5.46 Never look into bowl when reaching for a nut.
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11.5.47 Eating sunflower seeds makes you taller.
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11.5.48 Eating carrots gives you better night vision.
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11.5.49 The eldest grandson eats the head of the catfish (Egypt).
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11.5.50 Eating dessert first causes you to grow upside down.
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11.5.51 Eating hot bread causes balls in stomach that don't leave.
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11.5.52 Keeping food in fridge in tin can causes it to be poisonous.
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11.5.53 If baby eats hot bread, it will stick to roof of mouth and cause illness.
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11.5.54 Eating carrots that haven't been peeled will improve sight twice as much.
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11.5.55 Eating a lot before bed causes nightmares.
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11.5.56 Eating watermelon too close to bedtime causes death.
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11.5.57 Eat enough blue skittles and you'll start peeing blue.
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11.5.58 Oysters should never be eaten in a month with an "R" in it.
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11.5.59 Drink too much carbonation and your intestines and other things will get holes.
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11.5.60 The proper way to peel an orange.
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11.5.61 Your body cannot digest dry food only, so you must eat soup daily.
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11.5.62 Don't drink something cold after eating something hot or a big ball of grease will form in the stomach and make person sick.
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11.5.63 Don't go into the cold after drinking a hot drink or your mouth will go crooked.
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11.5.64 Drink coffee and you won't learn anything.
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11.0. MISCELLANEOUS (Folder 23)

11.0.1 Food eaten before blessing will be choked on in heaven.
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11.0.2 In Iowa, the largest meal is at noon; the meals are called breakfast, dinner, and supper.
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11.0.3 Flies around the salad bar lay eggs in the salad and the flies grow inside people.
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11.0.4 Add egg white to whipped cream and it will almost double in volume.
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11.0.5 Use powdered sugar instead of granulated sugar in whipped cream.
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11.0.6 Don't rinse things that have been in contact with raw eggs in hot water.
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11.0.7 Put hot water in the ice cube trays, this helps the water freeze faster.
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11.0.8 How to tell if a person likes butter.
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11.0.9 If you dry potato peels in the sun, you can use them as paper.
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11.0.10 Sunflower seeds provide an alternative to chewing tobacco.
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Box 11

12. IN AND ABOUT THE HOUSE

12.1. ENTERING AND LEAVING THE HOUSE (Folder 1)

12.1.1 Leave through the back door and enter through the front and company will come.
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12.1.2 Walk into house with right foot first to get rich.
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12.1.3 If you watch a loved one leave for a long journey, it is the last you'll see of him/her.
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12.1.4 Never re-enter the house to get something after you leave.
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12.1.5 Don’t enter and leave through the same door when visiting someone to avoid bad luck.
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12.1.6 Belief of someone entering a door backwards.
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12.1.7 Good luck to have a black cat come into your home and to let it leave on it's own.
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12.1.8 Bad luck to go out a different door than you came in.
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12.2. BRINGING THINGS INTO THE HOUSE (Folder 2)

12.2.1 Take ax out of house the same way it came in.
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12.2.2 When you move into a new house, bring a new box of salt and a new broom into it.
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12.2.3 Never have more than one broom in one room of the house.
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12.2.4 Never carry shovels, hoes, spades or rakes through the house.
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12.2.5 Never carry an open umbrella in the house.
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12.3. SOAP AND WASHING (Folder 3)

12.3.1 Never make soap in the light of the moon.
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12.3.2 Cream of Wheat draws stains and smell from rugs.
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12.3.3 Spilling dishwater on clothes is a sign one will marry a drunk.
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12.3.4 Never wash dishes during a lightning storm.
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12.3.5 Soap is only good if it is made in the right time of the moon.
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12.3.6 Method for cleaning silverware.
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12.3.7 Never have a dirty dish over night because it keeps the angels away.
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12.4. SWEEPING AND CLEANING

12.4.1 Sweep ashes from house after dark, someone in family will die before morning. (Folder 4)
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12.4.2 Don't lift your legs for someone to sweep under them or you'll never marry.
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12.4.3 Boil onions in house to purify the air of germs.
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12.4.4 If you sweep your floor after dark, you will lose all your money.
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12.4.5 People who clean LDS temples use a mirror to make sure they get all the scum out from under the toilets.
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12.4.6 Putting a tray upside down on head will stunt a child’s growth. (Kenyan)
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12.4.7 If someone sweeps your feet with a broom, you will go to jail.
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12.4.8 Flour on the floor means drain needs to be unclogged.
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12.4.9 Walking over a broom means you are a lazy housekeeper.
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12.4.10 Don't sweep trash out the door because it sweeps the good luck away.
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12.4.11 Never sweep under someone's feet.
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12.5. FIREPLACE, FIRE

12.5.1 A hen's egg can protect a house from fire. (Folder 5)
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12.5.2 If you chop your own wood, it warms you twice as much.
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12.5.3 When building a fire, the backlog needs to be a green log because it takes much longer to burn and burns hotter than dry wood.
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12.5.4 If the soot on the back of the fireplace makes little sparks, a storm is coming.
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12.5.5 Various beliefs about the different colors of fire.
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12.5.6 Hold your top button if you see a fire engine or your house may be the next to burn.
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12.5.7 Always bank the ashes over the coals when retiring a fire.
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12.6. LAMPS, LIGHTS, CANDLES, MATCHES

12.6.1 Children who play with matches or fire will wet the bed. (Folder 6)
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12.6.2 Burn a candle when moving into house to rid it of evil spirits.
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12.6.3 Never let a candle go out by itself at night.
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12.7. CHAIRS, TABLES, BEDS, FURNISHINGS (Folder 7)

12.7.1 If you sit on a corner seat at the table, you'll have trouble with your mother-in-law.
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12.7.2 An empty rocking chair should never be left rocking or be allowed to rock.
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12.7.3 Singing at table means you'll get a crazy husband.
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12.7.4 Singing at table means getting married too soon.
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12.7.5 Singing at table or whistling in bed means the devil will get you.
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12.7.6 Beds should stand north-south not east-west.
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12.7.7 Meaning behind three people making a bed; meaning of entering and leaving a bed on opposite sides.
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12.7.8 Getting out of bed on wrong side makes for bad day.
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12.7.9 If you can't reach something on the table with both feet flat on the floor, you need to ask for it.
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12.7.10 "Sing at the table...".
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12.7.11 Never whistle in bed.
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12.7.12 Don't straddle a chair backwards.
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12.7.13 If you try to sit on two chairs at once, you'll end up on the floor between them.
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12.7.14 Don't tip chairs on two legs unless someone is sitting in them.
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12.7.15 Don't read at the kitchen table.
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12.7.16 If a woman clears the table before everyone leaves then she will marry an old man.
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12.7.17 If a woman sits in the middle of the table (as opposed to the head or foot) then she will never marry.
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12.8. HOUSEKEEPING AND UPKEEP (Folder 8)

12.8.1 A blue linen closet keeps linens from yellowing.
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12.8.2 A pail of water set in a freshly painted room removes paint odors.
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12.8.3 Burn a rag in the house to remove bad odors.
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12.8.4 When little children don't put their things away, Hooper Froopers come in the night and take their things away.
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12.9. DOORWAYS AND DOORS

12.9.1 Hang herbs in doorway to purify house and guard against evil spirits. (Folder 9)
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12.9.2 Polygamists’ wives had to be treated equally so each had to have her own front door.
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12.9.3 Sigma Phi Epsilon door turns from red to white when a virgin walks through the door.
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12.9.4 Homes built by Mormons have many doors so family can escape if persecutors set house on fire.
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12.0. MISCELLANEOUS

12.0.1 Beliefs about breaking household items. (Folder 10)
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12.0.2 Temperature of house influences mental and physical health.
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12.0.3 One should not put a purse, wallet, or other items which hold money on the floor to avoid losing the money they hold.
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12.0.4 Never hand or receive an item between your index and middle fingers; it means you are stingy.
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12.0.5 If you awaken to music you'll have a good day; if you awaken to news you'll have a bad day.
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12.0.6 Everything should be done in a clockwise motion, such as stirring or walking around something.
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12.0.7 Bury upside down statue of St. Joseph in backyard to help sell your house.
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12.0.8 Taking water out of the well a certain way is bad luck.
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12.0.9 Widow walks are so the wife of a fisherman can look out across the lake to see if he was on his way home.
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12.0.10 Green in the house is taboo.
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12.0.11 If you dig a well deep enough then you can see the stars in the daylight.
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13. CLOTH, CLOTHING, SEWING, ADORNMENT

13.1. DRESSING AND UNDRESSING

13.1.1 If a girl puts stockings on wrong side out, she will receive a present. (Folder 11)
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13.1.2 Boy scouts hang stinky socks above tent door to repel bears at night.
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13.2. WEARING CLOTHING AND JEWELRY

13.2.1 Wearing suspenders crossed in back means the wearer won't get hit by lightning. (Folder 12)
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13.2.2 Only queers button the top collar button.
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13.2.3 Never wear a new pair of boots out of the shop where they were purchased.
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13.2.4 Do not wear malachite when unhappy or depressed because it deepens the feeling.
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13.2.5 If you play with a ring on your finger, the person who gave it to you is thinking about you.
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13.2.6 If your shoe squeaks, you haven't paid for it.
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13.2.7 If a girl wears green on Thursday she is said to be weird.
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13.2.8 Wearing pink or a specific outfit on test days gets better grades.
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13.2.9 Wearing a red dress will give the worker more energy to do housework.
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13.2.10 Do not wear socks to bed.
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13.2.11 Wearing green on thursdays means you are a queer.
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13.2.12 Don't wear more than one hat at a time.
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13.3. CLOTHING

13.3.1 Putting shoes on bed means someone will die soon. (Folder 13)
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13.3.2 Old cowboys will not put their hats on their beds because it signifies a deathbed.
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13.3.3 Buttons on sleeves prevented English soldiers from wiping their noses on their sleeves.
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13.3.4 Ladies shirts button on right side so they won’t blow open to let men look down them.
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13.3.5 Putting shoes on a table means a fight or war is coming.
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13.3.6 Whenever skirts get longer in length, we are going to have a depression.
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13.3.7 Put shoes under the bed with toes pointing out or the devil will step into them and gain control over your life.
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13.3.8 Never wear dead person's clothes.
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13.3.9 If shoes end up on wrong foot then person will have bad luck all day.
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13.3.10 Never walk about with only one shoe on.
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13.3.11 Good luck to touch the collar of a seaman.
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13.4. SEWING AND MENDING (Folder 14)

13.4.1 Don't start sewing something new on Friday.
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13.4.2 Stitches sewn on Sunday will have to be unpicked in heaven with nose.
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13.4.3 Do not sew or mend a garment while wearing it.
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13.4.4 One who sews a garment on Sunday or Saturday won't live to wear it out.
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13.4.5 “For every stitch you sew on Sunday, two will come undone.”
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13.4.6 If a pin is pinned to your clothes and it pricks you, your best friend is planning a dirty deal.
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(Regarding pins see Good Luck and Bad Luck: “See a pin pick it up and all day long you’ll have good luck.”)

13.5. CLEANING FABRIC (Folder 15)

13.5.1 To remove stain make by something sweet, spit on it.
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13.5.2 Use cream of wheat to remove stain and smell from carpet.
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13.5.3 If a man from China crossed in front of you, you'll have 7 years bad laundry.
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13.6. QUILTING (Folder 16)

13.6.1 Quilting hears when a young girl has a beau will make him go away.
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13.6.2 Breaking a thread while quilting is very bad luck.
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13.6.3 A perfect quilt is an offense against God. (Amish)
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13.0. MISCELLANEOUS (Folder 17)

13.0.1 Use ice to remove gum from fabric.
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13.0.2 If ladybug crawls on girl, she'll get a new skirt; if it crawls on boy, he'll get a new shirt.
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14. PROSPERITY, WEALTH

14.1 ANIMALS, BUGS, SPIDERS (Folder 18)

14.1.1 Spiders in house are sign of prosperity, fortune, and happiness.
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14.1.2 Dogs urinate on people who don’t have money in their pockets. (German)
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14.1.3 Put moneybugs under rock or on railroad tracks and you'll get some money.
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14.1.4 Kill a spider in your pocket and you'll get money.
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14.1.5 If you want to live and thrive, let the spider run alive.
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14.2 FOOD AND DRINK

14.2.1 Catching and drinking the bubbles on your tea means you will get money.
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14.2.2 Boil an egg and wait; the yolk will turn to gold. (Greek)
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14.2.3 Oranges signify prosperous house.
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14.3 MONEY

14.3.1 Failure to pick up a penny means you will lose a dollar.
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14.3.2 A found coin put in a jar with other coins will cause the coins to multiply.
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14.3.3 A purse that's empty when it's new will always be empty.
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14.3.4 If your initials spell a word then you will be rich.
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14.4 MOON AND STARS

14.4.1 Look a loved one in the eyes under a full moon to become wealthy.
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14.4.2 Say "money money money" to a falling star to get rich.
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15. WORK, TRADES, PROFESSIONS

15.1. WOMEN IN INDUSTRY AND MEN DOING HOUSEWORK (Folder 19)

15.1.1 If men do housework they will grow breasts.
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15.1.2 Women have a “herding” instinct, whereas men like to work more independently.
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15.1.3 It is wrong for women to want to work outside the home after marriage.
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15.1.4 Men know more about “fix-it” projects than women ever could.
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15.2. HOMEMAKING AND HOUSEWORK (Folder 20)

15.2.1 Wood shingles or shakes must be put on when moon is full or else the pull of the moon will warp them.
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15.3. BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL MATTERS (Folder 21)

15.3.1 Make a sale to the first person on Monday morning or business will be bad all week. (Jewish)
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15.4. MINING (Folder 22)

15.4.1 If a preacher goes down a mine, a miner will die in three days.
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15.4.2 A woman underground in a mine means an accident will occur.
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15.4.3 When the light goes out on a miner’s helmet, it means his wife is cheating on him.
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15.4.4 Miners shouldn’t go to work if they feel a foreboding against it.
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15.4.5 Tommy knockers will “get” kids who play around mines.
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15.4.6 It is a bad thing to carry visqueen in your truck.
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15.4.7 Rocks only fall at night (Japanese coal miner belief).
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15.4.8 Seeing no rats or mice in the mine means danger of cave-in.
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15.5. CONSTRUCTION (Folder 23)

15.5.1 How to drive a nail through a knot.
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15.6. LOGGING (Folder 24)

15.6.1 Beliefs regarding wearing another logger's helmet.
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15.7. STUDENTS (Folder 25)

15.7.1 Lift feet off the floor when the bell rings or the school will blow up.
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15.7.2 Teachers shouldn’t ask students to do activities that require long episodes of sitting.
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15.7.3 Front row students will get a better grade.
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15.8. OIL INDUSTRY (Folder 26)

15.8.1 Don't be on the crew that sets up the outhouse.
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15.8.2 One's hard hat should be shined prior to drilling to assure good luck.
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15.8.3 Drinking out of the water can means never leaving the oil industry.
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15.8.4 Never go to the crown more than four times in one eight-hour shift.
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15.8.5 If the elevators are turned upside down during the drilling of a well, something disastrous will happen.
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15.8.6 Don’t wash your hard hat or it will bring you bad luck.
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15.9. FISHING (Folder 27)

15.9.1 It is bad luck for a fisherman to go out in his boat if he sees a redheaded woman on the beach. (Irish)
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15.9.2 Do not whistle in the pilot house because it brings bad luck.
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15.9.3 Fishermen need "good smell" on their hands so fish will bite.
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15.9.4 Must talk to fish for fish to bite.
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15.9.5 If woman crosses path of fisherman, fisherman will not catch anything that day.
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15.9.6 Wind must blow a certain way for fish to bite.
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15.9.7 Sky must be pink in the morning for fish to bite. (England)
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15.9.8 Unlucky to take bananas on a deep sea fishing expedition.
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15.9.9 When deep sea fishing, give part of all food or drink to the fish in the ocean.
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15.9.10 Various things to do once fish is caught.
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15.0. MISCELLANEOUS (Folder 28)

15.0.1 Trappers say fur is good during the months which have an "r" in their name.
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15.0.2 If a flock of crows fly overhead while setting a trap, the trap will never catch anything.
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15.0.3 Various cowboy job omens.
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15.0.4 Pilots stick together in military service.
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15.0.5 Never use a certain type of laminate because it won’t bond.
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15.0.6 Oboists go insane in eighth year of playing.
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15.0.7 Charms help wearer find employment. (Nigerian)
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15.0.8 Not taking salt pill keep firemen from getting heat stroke.
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15.0.9 Three things that a plumber must know to become successful.
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15.0.10 Employees are like prostitutes because they sell their labor and are only paid as much as their labor is worth.
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15.0.11 How to tell a "wanna be cowboy" from a true cowboy.
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15.0.12 The stereotype that men are more mechanical than women.
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15.0.13 There is a requirement of temperature for developing film for photographers.
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Box 12

16. FRIENDS, VISITORS

16.1. VISITORS (Folder 1)

16.1.1 If your cat is seen licking its paws, visitors are coming.
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16.1.2 Dropped silverware indicates visitors will come.
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16.1.3 A dropped dishrag means company will come.
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16.1.4 Finding a penny heads-up means that someone who loves you will come visiting.
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16.1.5 Throw water after departing guests to assure their safety and their return.
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16.1.6 Chickens running loose or a rooster crowing at the door means someone is coming to visit.
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16.1.7 While eating, if one takes more of an item still on his/her plate, someone hungry will come visiting.
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16.1.8 If a guest enters and leaves through different doors, it will bring more company, or the woman leaving will get pregnant.
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16.1.9 If shoes are put on the table, an old acquaintance will come.
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16.1.10 If you have company on Monday, you'll have company all week.
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16.1.11 If a bumblebee comes into the house, you can expect relatives.
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16.1.12 When a dear visitor is leaving, bury a penny to be sure they'll return.
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16.1.13 When a cat is washing its face with its paws, expect company.
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16.1.14 Sneezing consecutively three times means company is coming.
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16.1.15 To get a guest to leave, inconspicuously place a broom behind the door. (Costa Rican)
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16.1.16 To get a guest to leave, inconspicuously place a glass upside down on the table and sprinkle salt on bottom of glass. (Costa Rican)
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16.1.17 Teenage males will get in a short scuffle to become better acquainted.
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16.1.18 Fish and visitors smell in three days.
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16.1.18 Taking bread, when one has bread, means someone is coming hungry.
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16.2. FRIENDS (Folder 2)

16.2.1 If a tree, pole, or other like object comes between two friends when they are walking, it will mean a broken friendship or bad luck if they do not ritualistically counter it.
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16.2.2 Cutting scissors in someone's direction cuts the friendship. (Iranian)
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16.2.3 Make a daisy chain with a friend to ensure lifelong friendship.
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16.2.4 If you lose a button off your coat, you’ll loose a friend.
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16.2.5 Two knife handles crossing at the dinner table means there will be a quarrel.
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16.2.6 Send a friend booze and reclaim a good relationship.
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16.2.7 Sorority girls exchange dagger necklaces as a sign of friendship.
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16.3. GIFT-GIVING

16.3.1 Give a green plant to a family moving into a new home. (Folder 3)
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16.3.2 Giving sharp objects to a friend severs the friendship.
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16.3.3 It is bad luck to give knives or other sharp instruments as gifts.
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16.3.4 To wish another good luck, give him/her a penny.
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16.3.5 Exchange a penny for a sharp object to avoid severing a friendship.
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16.3.6 When giving a wallet or purse, put a penny in it, so person will always have money.
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16.3.7 Shoes, socks and handkerchiefs are taboo presents because of their significance.
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16.0. MISCELLANEOUS

16.0.1 Avoid crossing hands when shaking hands with someone. (Folder 4)
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16.0.2 Snipe hunting is a way to welcome visitors to the area.
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17. ENEMIES, THIEVES, LIARS, MURDERERS

17.1. LYING (Folder 5)

17.1.1 If one has a sour or sore tongue, it means lies have been told.
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17.1.2 If someone forgets mid-sentence what they were saying, it must have been a lie.
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17.1.3 Belief that if one told a lie, big mosquitoes would sew his/her mouth shut.
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17.1.4 It is okay to tell a lie if you cross your fingers behind your back.
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17.1.5 To undo a lie, walk backwards through your steps.
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17.1.6 Whoever drinks from Hassayampa River in AZ will never tell truth again.
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17.1.7 Don't tell lies or else your nose will grow the length of the lie.
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17.2. TESTS FOR GUILT (Folder 6)

17.2.1 One is guilty of lying if pupils are dilated.
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17.2.2 If an apple falls on your head while you talk, you are lying.
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17.2.3 Little white marks on fingernails means a fib has been told.
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17.3. THIEVES AND ROBBERY

17.3.1 Thief who enters house naked won’t be detected by dogs. (Peru) (Folder 7)
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17.3.2 To keep gypsies from stealing while they wander, place a broom in front of the door so they cannot come in.
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17.3.3 If you ever stole anything, take a dish rag and bury it in the garden so you wouldn't get caught.
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17.4. KIDNAPPING (Folder 8)

17.4.1 Kidnapped Filipino children’s bodies placed in bridges to make them strong.
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17.0. MISCELLANEOUS (Folder 9)

17.0.1 Black cars always have bad people in them.
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17.0.2 When you give a sharp object, that person will become your enemy. (Luguma Pueblo)
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17.0.3 Chant: Liar, Liar, Pants on fire, Your nose is as long as a telephone wire.
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18. RELIGIOUS

18.1. MORMON (THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS: LDS) (Folder 10)

18.1.1 Beliefs by non-Mormons that Mormons have horns and/or tails.
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18.1.2 Various beliefs about Native Americans.
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18.1.3 Various beliefs about blacks.
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18.1.4 Belief that a South American mountain is crumbling because of the Mormons. (Folder 11)
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18.1.5 Non-Mormon beliefs about polygamy.
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18.1.6 Temple garments provide protection.
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18.1.7 Non-Mormon belief about Mormon missionaries and human sacrifice.
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18.1.8 Non-Mormon belief that Mormons do not believe in the Bible or accept Jesus as their personal savior.
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18.1.9 Missionaries can't swim because the devil rules the water.
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18.1.10 Belief about shaking dust off feet.
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18.1.11 Healed by power of priesthood blessings.
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18.1.12 Never make plans on Sundays.
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18.1.13 Sacrament must be passed with right hand.
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18.1.14 Holy Ghost goes to bed when temple lights go off.
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18.1.15 Belief about eating leftover sacramental bread.
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18.1.16 Appropriate ways to pray. (Folder 12)
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18.1.17 Belief about temple garments.
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18.1.18 When a great spiritual blessing is given, at the same time evil makes itself manifest.
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18.1.19 Samoan women came to build LDS temple in Missouri.
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18.1.20 Sacrament bread must be white.
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18.1.21 Bigfoot is Cain.
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18.1.22 Fasting or praying results in answered prayers.
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18.1.23 Belief in eternal families.
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18.1.24 Belief in preexistence or ressurection.
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18.1.25 Concerning ruins in Mexico City and April 6th.
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18.1.26 "When Mormons meet the Heavens weep".
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18.1.27 Belief about the three Nephites.
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18.1.28 Don't spend money on Sunday.
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18.1.29 Belief as to why Mormons don't wear crosses.
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18.1.30 Praying can help someone find something.
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18.1.31 White clothes worn by guatemalans are remnants of temple garments worn by their ancestors.
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18.1.32 Molly mormons are the ideal mormon women.
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18.1.33 Be the first baptized in a series or risk having other's sins washed on you.
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18.1.34 Beliefs about Christ's second coming or the "end of the world".
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18.1.35 If never married, women will get husbands in the millennium.
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18.2. CHRISTIAN (NON-MORMON) (Folder 13)

18.2.1 A special Catholic ceremony will rid areas of evil spirits (Challa).
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18.2.2 When wind blows, restless spirits can enter house through an open door or window.
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18.2.3 Sacramental wafer becomes actual flesh of Christ.
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18.2.4 Touching a statue of the Virgin Mary heals illness.
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18.2.5 Children not baptized at birth will die.
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18.2.6 Serious illness or injury are a result of neglecting religious duty.
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18.2.7 If you go to Mass every 1st Friday for 9 consecutive months, you’ll die a peaceful death.
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18.2.8 Pray to get out of purgatory.
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18.2.9 Early Christians crossed their fingers when forced to deny Christ so that they would not really be lying.
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18.2.10 If children don’t say prayers, the bogeyman will get them.
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18.2.11 Nothing evil can enter a doorway with a crucifix hanging over it.
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18.2.12 Darkness between noon and 3 pm on Good Friday as a reminder of Christ’s death.
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18.2.13 Belief about Christ's cross and relationship to dogwood flower.
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18.2.14 Story told of nun and taxi driver believed by Catholic girls.
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18.2.15 Christ's cross was made of quakenasps.
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18.2.16 Nailing bread above door shows faith.
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18.2.17 Cross yourself after a clap of thunder.
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18.2.18 Putting grape juice in the same jar twice would crack and break it.
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18.2.19 If you turn around in church you will turn to stone.
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18.2.20 Methodist Sunday School birthday routine.
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18.3. NON-CHRISTIAN (Folder 14)

18.3.1 Those who believe in Buddha will be saved.
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18.3.2 In Thailand, there is a belief about providing small houses for good spirits to inhabit.
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18.3.3 Belief in praying before a candle. (Muslim)
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18.3.4 Buddhist belief of how world began.
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18.3.5 Muslim men can marry many wives as long as they are treated equally.
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18.3.6 Navajos believe in three gods: of Holy air, of love and of war.
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18.4. RELIGIOUS BOOKS (Folder 15)

18.4.1 Nothing should ever be placed over the Bible.
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18.4.2 Shakespeare helped translate the Bible.
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18.0. MISCELLANEOUS (Folder 16)

18.0.1 Cross on mountain across from St. Ann's Nunnery represents story of baby.
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18.0.2 Goose arts and crafts projects are sure sign of an LDS home.
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18.0.3 Amish lifestyles and beliefs.
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Box 13

19. LEISURE ACTIVITIES - RECREATION, SPORTS, GAMES

19.1 RECREATION AND SPORTS

19.1.1 AUTO-RACING (INCLUDING MOTORCYCLE) (Folder 1)

19.1.2 BASEBALL (Folder 2)

19.1.2.1 Players should always sit on the bench in the same order to assure winning.
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19.1.2.2 Wearing the same unwashed underwear ensures winning the game.
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19.1.2.3 Picking up a bat that is crossed with another bat means bad luck during game.
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19.1.2.4 Tap home plate in the same spot three times prior to batting.
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19.1.2.5 Bats should not be crossed in the bat rack to avoid strike-outs.
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19.1.2.6 In baseball, it is bad luck when a pitcher has a no-hitter going to mention anything about it.
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19.1.2.7 To have betting luck, have ball thrown to you from the dugout and step on third base when coming in from the field.
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19.1.2.8 Bad luck to step on foul line.
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19.1.2.9 Wearing same shirt, underwear, and socks for all games ensures win.
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19.1.2.10 Ritual of greasing glove as good luck in a game.
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19.1.2.11 Announcers never say “no-hitter” until a game is over or they will jinx pitcher.
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19.1.2.12 Letting mentally-challenged man play leads team to win every time.
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19.1.2.13 Pitchers do not shave day of game for luck.
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19.1.2.14 Letting the pitcher of the opposing team walk, will cause team to lose game.
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19.1.2.15 Before each pitch throw a rock.
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19.1.2.16 Listen to "Master of Puppets" and "Orion" by Metallica to get ready for the game.
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19.1.2.17 Players won't step on 1st base when coming into home at the end of an inning.
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19.1.2.18 Each time the players run out to their positions in the outfield they touch 2nd base for good luck.
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19.1.2.19 What the pitcher does when the scoreboard is all 2's (2 balls, 2 outs, 2 hits).
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19.1.2.20 Every time Robert Merrill sings the national anthem in certain clothing the New York Yankees will win.
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19.1.3. BASKETBALL
19.1.3.1 In basketball, before throwing from the foul line, bounce the ball a specific number of times. (Folder 3)
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19.1.3.2 Prior to a basketball game, repeat the same exercises that were done before an earlier successful game.
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19.1.3.3 Basketball team members should not wash their socks or shirts during a winning streak.
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19.1.3.4 Basketball player requires girlfriend to wish him luck to assure his playing well.
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19.1.3.5 Before throwing a foul shot, a basketball player should follow certain procedures.
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19.1.3.6 Basketball players should wear new socks with printed label on left foot.
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19.1.3.7 Wear a blue headband in church (LDS) basketball games for good luck.
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19.1.3.8 Basketball player wears same socks each game to assure winning.
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19.1.3.9 Basketball player buys two pairs of socks and new athletic supporter each season to assure good luck.
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19.1.3.10 Basketball player wears same underwear to each game to assure win.
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19.1.3.11 Various rituals to ensure player will make foul shot.
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19.1.3.12 Player must make last shot in warm-ups to do well in the game.
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19.1.3.13 Player must eat candy bar and wear their lucky number to do well in the game.
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19.1.3.14 What player must do so opposing player will miss the foul shot.
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19.1.3.15 Chew gum while playing basketball to help you focus.
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19.1.4. BICYCLING (Folder 4)

19.1.5. BOATING, CANOEING, KAYAKING, RAFTING (Folder 5)

19.1.6. BOWLING (Folder 6)

19.1.6.1 One should not use another bowler's ball.
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19.1.6.2 When bowling, if someone picks up a spare by knocking over the five-pin, he/she had sex the night before.
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19.1.6.3 Eating a Butterfinger improves game.
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19.1.6.4 Bowler wears specific shirt to bowl better.
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19.1.6.5 Knock down the five pin or you are pregnant.
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19.1.7. FISHING
19.1.7.1 Fish can smell on a fishing line the hands of the person who baited the line. (Folder 7)
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19.1.7.2 To catch a fish, spit on the worm.
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19.1.7.3 A woman should not cross a man's path the day he is going fishing if he is to catch fish.
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19.1.7.4 If the wind is from the west, fishing will be good; bad if wind is from north.
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19.1.7.5 If the weather is warm or hot, salmon fishing will be bad.
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19.1.7.6 Use pink marshmallows for the big fish on Strawberry Reservoir (Utah).
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19.1.7.7 Keep bait warm in mouth to catch fish.
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19.1.7.8 Splash indicates whether spot on river is good for fishing or not.
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19.1.7.9 Repeating rhyme can influence catch.
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19.1.7.10 Fisher has better success when wearing specific hat.
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19.1.7.11 Fish won’t bite after full moon.
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19.1.7.12 A fisherman must never come back empty handed.
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19.1.7.13 Fish bite well before it rains.
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19.1.7.14 Talking scares the fish away.
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19.1.7.15 Only collect bait on the morning that you go fishing.
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19.1.7.16 When fishing never carry a whitefish with your trout or you will catch nothing but whitefish.
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19.1.7.17 A northern wind is good for the lakes, otherwise fishing is only good for the creeks.
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19.1.7.18 To "nigger" fish is to just let your line sit till you get a bite.
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19.1.7.19 When stung by a catfish, rub infected area on the cat's belly.
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19.1.8. FOOTBALL (Folder 8)
19.1.8.1 Huddle in same order and use same chant to ensure winning.
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19.1.8.2 Repeat a chant to psyche up for football before a game.
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19.1.8.3 Wearing lucky cleats assures winning at football.
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19.1.8.4 Mexican should only cheer for Cowboys because Mexicans cross border into Texas.
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19.1.8.5 Wear other team’s colors to win football game.
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19.1.8.6 Player takes same gym bag to each away game for good luck.
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19.1.8.7 Players never wash half shirts during season.
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19.1.8.8 Quarterback never looks at the ball before the game.
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19.1.8.9 All injuries must be taped clockwise for good luck.
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19.1.8.10 Team says “Gonzo” together before every game for luck.
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19.1.8.11 Never step on sideline to avoid losing.
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19.1.8.12 Visualize game before playing.
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19.1.8.13 Coach eats same breakfast before game.
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19.1.8.14 Various football superstitions.
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19.1.8.15 Wear same socks to game for good luck.
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19.1.8.16 Bad luck to shave before game.
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19.1.8.17 Hit signs above entryway for good luck just before going on to the field.
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19.1.8.18 Tape wrists in very specific order.
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19.1.9. GOLFING (Folder 9)
19.1.9.1 Golf ball must be placed on tee with the number and logo facing up to play well.
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19.1.9.2 Use specific color of tee to ensure good game.
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19.1.9.3 Wearing specific hat ensures luck.
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19.1.9.4 Using penny to mark ball ensures luck.
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19.1.9.5 Do not play out of turn or it will bring bad luck.
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19.1.9.6 Old gold balls bring luck.
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19.1.9.7 Good luck to use odd numbered clubs on even number of holes, and even numbered clubs on odd number of holes.
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19.1.9.8 When a golfer is nervous he/she is said to have the "yips".
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19.1.10. HANDBALL (Folder 10)

19.1.11. HOCKEY (Folder 11)

19.1.11.1 Wear hockey uniform, dress, undress, dress again in specific order to ensure luck.
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19.1.11.2 Broken stick for luck.
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19.1.11.3 Hockey player tapes ankle before game for luck.
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19.1.12. HORSES (RIDING) (Folder 12)

19.1.13. HORSESHOES (Folder 13)

19.1.14. HUNTING (Folder 14)

19.1.14.1 The kind of pants one wears when duck hunting influences the hunt.
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19.1.14.2 The gun one uses when hunting influences the success of the hunt.
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19.1.14.3 Hunter wears specific shirt to ensure luck.
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19.1.14.4 Never shoot at geese if there’s an uneven number in their formation.
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19.1.14.5 Wear same unwashed shirt during big game hunt so deer or elk can’t smell you.
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19.1.14.6 Hunt Canadian geese with horse silhouette.
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19.1.14.7 Drink blood of killed animal to assume instincts, allowing to become a better hunter.
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19.1.14.8 Keeping ivories with you ensures that another kill of same animal will occur.
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19.1.14.9 If hunter misses a shot, throw shell over shooting eye, otherwise will miss the next shot.
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19.1.14.10 If you find a dead animal, you won't find the game you are hunting.
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19.1.14.11 In case of wounding the animal and having to chase it, do not speak of it or it will gain strength to get away.
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19.1.14.12 Various ways to determine the best direction to go while hunting.
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19.1.15. MOUNTAINEERING (HIKING, CLIMBING, ETC.) (Folder 15)
19.1.15.1 Around the campfire, when smoke gets in a person's eyes say "I hate rabbits" immediately, and smoke should go away.
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19.1.15.2 Around the campfire, when smoke gets in a person's eyes say "skunk" loudly, and smoke should go away.
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19.1.16. RODEO EVENTS

19.1.16.1 Do not urinate before participating in a rodeo event. (Folder 16)
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19.1.16.2 Being the first one out assures success as a rodeo participant.
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19.1.16.3 Wearing the same socks assures success as a rodeo participant.
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19.1.16.4 Rub chewed tobacco on horse or bull you’re riding for luck.
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19.1.16.5 Clowns wearing red are better at protecting rider than other clowns.
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19.1.16.6 Yellow shirts bring bad luck.
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19.1.16.7 Hat band brings luck.
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19.1.16.8 Beads around horse’s neck brings luck.
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19.1.16.9 Tucking pants inside boots ensures luck.
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19.1.16.10 Saddle own horse for luck.
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19.1.16.11 Making love to a black woman will bring luck.
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19.1.16.12 Washing pants will wash out luck.
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19.1.16.13 Wearing pants beaten up in the night before a jack-pot ride will ensure success in the jack-pot ride.
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19.1.16.14 Having a positive attitude ensures success.
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19.1.16.15 Wear the same shirt if you won in it, if not then change shirts.
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19.1.16.16 Never wear matching socks.
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19.1.16.17 If hat is laid on a bed what to do.
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19.1.16.18 Never put your change in your pockets for that may be all you win.
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19.1.16.19 Being the first one out at the rodeo will help you do better than if you were down the line.
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19.1.16.20 Jinx the other contestants by making an "X" in the dirt and spitting on it.
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19.1.16.21 A cowboy putting his hat on a bed means his girlfriend will end up pregnant and he will have to marry her.
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19.1.16.22 Wear lucky scarf to do well at the rodeo.
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19.1.17. RUNNING (Folder 17)
19.1.17.1 Runners should wear jogging shorts to bed the night before a race.
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19.1.17.2 Avid runners experience a chemical "high" which makes them addicted to running.
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19.1.17.3 Runner wears charm to ensure luck.
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19.1.18. SKATING (Folder 18)

19.1.19. SKIING (CROSS-COUNTRY AND DOWNHILL) (Folder 19)

19.1.19.1 Never call last run before the run or an accident will occur.
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19.1.19.2 Skier yells creed every day to appease Sky Gods so they will make snow.
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19.1.19.3 When one snow skier's binding breaks, his ski goes on without him.
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19.1.19.4 When a skier gets frightened he loses control.
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19.1.19.5 When it gets too dark or stormy, skier loses control.
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19.1.19.6 Careless or thoughtless people leave sitzmarks.
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19.1.19.7 When a skier is dissatisfied with his equipment, he is frustrated going off jumps.
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19.1.19.8 Boots too large for a skier can lead to a broken leg.
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19.1.19.9 When a snow skier goes out of control, he will hit a tree soon.
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19.1.19.10 A free flying, loose, long scarf can strangle a skier to death.
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19.1.19.11 When a skier shows off, he will fall very soon afterwards.
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19.1.20. SOCCER (Folder 20)
19.1.20.1 Imagining a goal being scored, prior to the game, ensures actually making the goal during the game.
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19.1.20.2 It is bad luck to shave before playing a soccer match.
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19.1.20.3 Listen to the same music and wear lucky number to do well during game.
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19.1.20.4 Wear clean uniform and don't step on the line for luck.
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19.1.20.5 Must wear sweatband for luck.
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19.1.20.6 Must get ready for a game in same order every time, use same cheers, and tie a knot for luck.
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19.1.21. SWIMMING AND DIVING (Folder 21)
19.1.21.1 Spit into goggles so they won’t fog up.
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19.1.21.2 Be first one in the pool to win race.
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19.1.21.3 Swimmer wears special suit under team suit for luck.
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19.1.21.4 Getting on start block early brings bad luck.
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19.1.21.5 Must kiss puck, dump jug of home pool water into opposing team's pool, and don't shave legs for luck.
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19.1.21.6 Must wait at least an hour after eating before you go swimming.
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19.1.21.7 Don't shave legs until the night before the state or region meet.
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19.1.22. TENNIS (Folder 22)
19.1.22.1 Wearing white shows pureness of the game and sportsmanship of players.
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19.1.22.2 Pennies from birth year bring luck.
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19.1.22.3 Wearing same sweater every game.
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19.1.22.4 Dry off with towel only after one wins.
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19.1.23. TRACK AND FIELD (Folder 23)
19.1.23.1 To win a race, line shoes up against the wall the night before.
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19.1.23.2 Wear a special shirt for luck.
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19.1.23.3 Wearing socks a specific way assures success in sports.
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19.1.23.4 Hold piece of broken discus for luck.
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19.1.23.5 Runner listens to specific music before each race to do well.
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19.1.23.6 Bad luck to cross legs before a race.
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19.1.23.7 Must eat 7 cookies, kiss tire, and count trucks to race well.
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19.1.23.8 Must say same cheer and sleep with flats the night before race in order to run well.
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19.1.23.9 Must eat pasta and sleep in flats night before. Also must wear shoe charm to run well.
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19.1.23.10 Girls will have luck if they do not shave their legs.
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19.1.24. WALKING (Folder 24)

19.1.25. WATER-SKIING (Folder 25)

19.1.26. GYMNASTICS

19.1.26.1 Eating M&M’s before meet brings luck. (Folder 26)
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19.1.26.2 Grips ensure luck.
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19.1.26.3 Taping of ankles for meets brings luck.
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19.1.26.4 Place doll dressed as opposing team in locker.
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19.1.26.5 Do exactly the same movements, same thoughts, everything to make sure you do the skill right.
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19.1.26.6 Have "on" days and "off" days to keep luck for the meet.
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19.1.26.7 Team prayer.
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19.1.26.8 Self prayer to keep safe.
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19.1.26.9 Keep Bible with you until you perform.
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19.1.27. WRESTLING (Folder 27)
19.1.27.1 Using old laces brings luck.
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19.1.27.2 Toss salt before match to ward off evil spirits (Japanese).
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19.1.0. MISCELLANEOUS: RECREATION AND SPORTS (Folder 28)
19.1.0.1 Wearing the same clothing that was worn during the last victorious game ensures winning.
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19.1.0.2 Wearing specific numbers while playing certain games brings good luck.
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19.1.0.3 Cheerleader wears specific shorts for luck and protection.
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19.1.0.4 Use special paddle to ensure luck in ping pong.
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19.1.0.5 Cheerleader wears special necklace for luck and protection.
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19.1.0.6 All women who play sports are lesbian.
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19.1.0.7 If girls win, boys lose (vice versa).
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19.1.0.8 Use of certain hanger ensures luck.
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19.1.0.9 Good luck rituals.
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19.1.0.10 If you spit in your hand before a game, you'll win.
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19.1.0.11 King's X is a way to be immune to tagging in a game of tag.
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19.1.0.12 Ways to determine the person who's "it" in a game of tag.
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19.1.0.13 Cheerleaders only shave one leg prior to competing for luck.
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19.1.0.14 For luck in volleyball, dress one foot then the other.
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19.1.0.15 Wear the same shirt from last victory.
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19.1.0.16 Pray for health not victory.
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19.1.0.17 With new bike, let it fall to the ground by itself to avoid crashing with rider.
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19.1.0.18 Repeat the same exercise routine if the preceeding game was won.
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19.1.0.19 As a fan do the same routines as done previously if your team is winning.
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19.2. GAMES

19.2.1. BOARD GAMES (Folder 29)

19.2.2. CARD GAMES (NON-GAMBLING) (Folder 30)

19.2.2.1 Changing color or playing pieces ensures win, having lost previous game.
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19.2.2.2 One will have good luck at cards if the person sits in the same direction as the bathtub.
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19.2.3. GAMBLING (CASINO GAMES, HORSES, DOGS, ETC.) (Folder 31)
19.2.3.1 One must wear lucky clothing to assure good luck while gambling.
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19.2.3.2 Women playing poker with men usually win the hands.
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19.2.3.3 When playing Black Jack, always sit in the “third base” seat to count cards.
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19.2.3.4 When playing slots, add up serial numbers on the machine. If it adds up to a multiple of 7, it will loose.
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19.2.3.5 Wear glove so that “coin dust” doesn’t come in contact with skin for good luck.
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19.2.3.6 Player has better luck with Black dealers than White.
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19.2.3.7 Luck goes with dealer player is winning against.
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19.2.3.8 When “doubling-down” in Black Jack, gambler should not look at card until dealer turns it over.
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19.2.3.9 When playing slots, leave money in the pouch, it influences more to come out.
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19.2.3.10 Face cards are of the Devil.
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19.2.3.11 Bad luck to say name or horse betted on before the race begins.
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19.2.4. ROLL-PLAYING GAMES (Folder 32)
19.2.4.1 Breathing on low rolling dice warms them and makes them roll better numbers.
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19.2.4.2 A person only has a certain number of lucky rolls.
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19.2.4.3 Gamers’ belief in “Dice Gods.”
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19.2.0. MISCELLANEOUS: GAMES (Folder 33)
19.2.0.1 Four people can lift a seated person with only one finger after altering “aura.”
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19.2.0.2 Person to see car with one headlight says "paduto" and strikes the other.
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19.2.0.3 Prank to play on youth that passes gas in public.
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19.2.0.4 "Greased Pig" a game played at county fairs.
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19.2.0.5 Playing "Pee Wee Slugs" with a friend on the sidewalk.
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Box 14

20. TRAVEL

20.1. TIME OF DEPARTURE (Folder 1)

20.2. MEETING AND PASSING PEOPLE (Folder 2)

20.2.1 Passing cars who flash their lights means highway patrol ahead.
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20.2.2 Bad luck to pass someone in a stairway.
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20.2.3 Don't step over someone who is lying down unless you step back over.
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20.3. MEETING AND PASSING ANIMALS (Folder 3)

20.3.1 A black cat crossing your path means bad luck or an accident.
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20.3.2 A crow coming and chirping means you will have a visitor.
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20.4. MEETING, PASSING BY or OVER or AROUND INANIMATE OBJECTS (Folder 4)

20.4.1 Touch blue when you see a Texas license plate and you will see someone you like.
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20.4.2 When riding under a bridge or tunnel, hold your breath and make a wish.
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20.4.3 Various responses to encountering a headlight that is out.
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20.4.4 Various responses when traveling over a cattle guard.
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20.4.5 Various responses when driving through a yellow light.
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20.4.6 When driving over railroad tracks, lift your feet. (Folder 5)
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20.4.7 Responses to seeing a Wycoff truck.
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20.4.8 When driving over metal surfaces, pick your feet up, close your eyes, and touch your nose with your pinky finger.
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20.4.9 When going over railroad tracks, put your hand on the ceiling.
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20.4.10 When going under an overpass, hold up the roof of the car.
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20.4.11 When going under a bridge say duck while you duck your head.
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20.4.12 If you jump over the fence instead of walking through the gate, you will be cursed.
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20.4.13 If you stumble, you have to go back around where you stumbled before you can go on.
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20.5. ACCIDENT PREVENTION (Folder 6)

20.5.1 Don't start a trip on Friday to avoid having accidents.
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20.5.2 Various rituals for returning to get an item that was forgotten.
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20.5.3 If a ship's bell is lost, the ship will be lost.
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20.5.4 When you see an ambulance go by, touch your nose and your toes to avoid being next.
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20.5.5 Never give a specific arrival time.
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20.5.6 When drinking wine in a car each person must pop the cork or an accident will happen.
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20.5.7 Shake hang glider before take off.
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20.6. ASSURANCE OF A SUCCESSFUL TRIP (Folder 7)

20.0. MISCELLANEOUS (Folder 8)

20.0.1 If one drinks from the Colorado River, he/she will always return to Moab, Ut.
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20.0.2 First trip ritual to the Tetons.
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20.0.3 Accidents that happen annually and within four hours of each other.
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20.0.4 If you don't lift your feet as you cross over the Stateline then you will trip soon after you exit the car.
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20.0.5 Take the same coat on trips for security.
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21. GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS

21.1. BAD NEWS (Folder 9)

21.1.1 Dropping a spoon means disappointment.
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21.2. GOOD NEWS

21.2.1. If right-handed and stumble on your right leg it is a good omen.
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22. GOOD LUCK AND GOOD FORTUNE

22.1. ABOUT GOOD LUCK (Folder 10)

22.2. BRINGERS OF LUCK

22.2.1 ACTIVITIES (Folder 11)
22.2.1.1 It is good luck to see and to wave at a chimney sweep and have him wave back.
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22.2.1.2 The order in which shoes are put on influences the good or bad luck of the day.
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22.2.1.3 To assure good luck, one should go out the same door of a house one came in.
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22.2.1.4 Crossing fingers can be good luck.
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22.2.1.5 Good luck through day if one makes a swish after basketball practice.
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22.2.1.6 Throw salt over your shoulder for good luck.
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22.2.1.7 It is good luck on seeing the new moon to turn money and make a wish.
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22.2.1.8 Finding a vehicle with only one headlight brings good luck.
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22.2.1.9 Fasting assures good luck at a horse race.
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22.2.1.10 Good luck to smoke the first cigarette in a package list.
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22.2.1.11 Indian shooting a star on Tootsie Pop wrapper is good luck.
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22.2.1.12 When a person must return to get something, make a cross and spit in the middle of it for good luck.
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22.2.1.13 Good luck to open cigarette package a certain way.
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22.2.1.14 If you find an eyelash, hold it between your thumb and forefinger; pick the digit it sticks to and you'll have good luck.
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22.2.1.15 When walking, if hit right foot will have good luck (if hit left foot will have bad luck).
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22.2.1.16 Knock on wood to continue having good luck.
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22.2.1.17 Gather up a cup of snow and keep in ice box until Spring for good luck.
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22.2.1.18 Hold breath while driving through tunnel for good luck.
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22.2.1.19 While crossing a bridge, touch roof of car, hold breath, and close eyes for good luck.
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22.2.1.20 While crossing railroad tracks, raise feet for good luck.
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22.2.1.21 Break a glass for good luck.
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22.2.1.22 Hold breath while passing a cemetery for luck.
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22.2.1.23 Touching the hump of a hunchback for good luck.
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22.2.1.24 Move in a clockwise motion for luck.
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22.2.1.25 Tug coat tail three times for luck with performance.
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22.2.1.26 When giving a purse as a gift, must put coins inside for receiver to have good luck.
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22.2.1.27 While playing marbles, spit on the marble for good luck.
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22.2.1.28 Throw horseshoe for good luck.
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22.2.1.29 Wear shirt inside out for good luck.
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22.2.1.30 Good luck to walk underneath a ladder before a rodeo.
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22.2.1.31 Peacock feathers in the house are good luck.
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22.2.1.32 A shooting star is good luck.
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22.2.1.33 Listening to "Angel" by Sarah McLachlan before competition brings luck.
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22.2.1.34 Swallow a certain amount of times before competing.
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22.2.1.35 The fastest kid in a race is good luck.
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22.2.1.36 Turning your clothes inside-out brings you good luck.
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22.2.1.37 Take a blarnery stone in your less dominant hand, stand on your head, and kiss it upside down for good luck.
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22.2.1.38 Knocking on wood brings good luck.
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22.2.1.39 Spray performers with perfume for good luck.
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22.2.1.40 When a building is complete with no accidents to workers top it with a tree for future good luck.
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22.2.1.41 Routines are lucky.
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22.2.1.42 When passing a car with one headlight kiss your hand and hit the roof so you won't get in an accident.
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22.2.1.43 Kiss the yoke of the airplane before flying to insure a safe flight.
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22.2.1.44 If comb is dropped step on it before picking it up.
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22.2.1.45 Before lifting the mast of a sailboat put a silver dollar at its base.
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22.2.1.46 When you lose a tooth, throw it behind your back and your new tooth will be stonger.
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22.2.1.47 Honk at the lucky house to get luck.
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22.2.1.48 Candle holding for luck.
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22.2.1.49 Listening to "Garth Brooks Greatest Hits" brings good luck to hunters.
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22.2.1.50 Say something uplifting to others to bring good luck.
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22.2.1.51 Lousy dress rehearsal means a good performance.
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22.2.1.52 When taking a test cross your legs to help you pass it.
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22.2.1.53 Do not shave during finals week to succeed in exams.
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22.2.1.54 While driving in a car, the passengers must find a mail truck then a dog, this brings luck the next day.
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22.2.1.55 Spit on tool before use.
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22.2.1.56 Group "thumb stacking" before a performance.
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22.2.1.57 When you buy a new car, tie a red ribbon around the rear-view mirror to bring good luck.
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22.2.1.58 To see a new moon over your left shoulder brings good luck.
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22.2.1.59 Putting your name on your test last brings good luck.
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22.2.2 ANIMALS, BIRDS AND INSECTS (Folder 12)
22.2.2.1 Hearing the first cuckoo in spring is lucky.
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22.2.2.2 White horses are good luck.
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22.2.2.3 Good luck to be defecated on by a bird. (Iraq)
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22.2.2.4 Calico cats bring good luck.
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22.2.2.5 Elephants with up-turned trunks are lucky.
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22.2.2.6 Seeing a roadrunner eating a snake is good luck.
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22.2.2.7 Stamping hand when you see a white horse is good luck.
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22.2.2.8 Seeing an eagle or hawk at the start of a camping trip is good luck.
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22.2.2.9 When you see your first robin, lick and left fist for good luck.
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22.2.2.10 If a stray or black cat enters house, let cat stay for good luck.
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22.2.2.11 Crickets in the house mean good luck.
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22.2.2.12 Carrying the leg of a rabbit brings luck.
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22.2.2.13 Coyote crossing your path when the sun rises is good luck.
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22.2.2.14 A bug on the floor while newly weds dance is a sign of good luck.
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22.2.2.15 Small spiders crawling on you is a sign of good luck.
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22.2.3 FOOD AND DRINK (Folder 13)
22.2.3.1 A German confection (the "money shitter") was supposed to bring good financial luck.
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22.2.3.2 Good luck to drink a beer before competitive events.
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22.2.3.3 Eat 12 different samples of fruit cake in a certain time period for good luck.
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22.2.3.4 Toothpicks in a cake bring good luck.
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22.2.3.5 Eating the point of a piece of pie brings good luck.
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22.2.3.6 Eating black-eyed peas on New Year's Day brings good luck.
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22.2.3.7 Cook ribs with sauerkraut New Year's Eve to eat it at midnight to start off the new year with good luck.
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22.2.3.8 Eat fortune cookie before you read it or it won't come true.
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22.2.3.9 Patterns of good luck used on bread.
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22.2.3.10 Leave one bay leaf in beef stew and whoever gets it will have good luck.
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22.2.4 GOOD LUCK OBJECTS (Folder 14)
22.2.4.1 Milk can that saved dog considered lucky.
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22.2.4.2 Horseshoes are good luck.
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22.2.4.3 A four-leaf clover is good luck.
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22.2.4.4 Japanese dolls called Daruma San bring luck.
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22.2.4.5 Using red dice brings good luck in a game.
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22.2.4.6 Good luck to have stem floating straight up in tea. (Japanese)
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22.2.4.7 Good luck to find a button with two eyes.
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22.2.4.8 Good luck to gather loops from shirts.
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22.2.4.9 Good luck to use lucky pencils on tests.
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22.2.4.10 Take text book to class to do well on test.
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22.2.4.11 Carry lucky paint brush everywhere with you.
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22.2.5 MONEY (Folder 15)
22.2.5.1 Finding a penny is good luck.
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22.2.5.2 For good luck, throw money into a new car.
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22.2.5.3 Finding money heads up brings luck.
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22.2.5.4 Indian head nickel brings good luck.
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22.2.5.5 Carry a coin for luck.
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22.2.5.6 You will receive money when your eye flutters/moves very quickly.
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22.2.5.7 If your right hand itches that means you will get some money that day.
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22.2.5.8 Change (pennies) in the shoes for good luck.
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22.2.6 NUMBERS (Folder 16)
22.2.6.1 Palindrome numbers on bus or train tickets means good luck.
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22.2.6.2 When birthday and age are the same, very lucky year.
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22.2.6.3 Three is a lucky number.
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22.2.7 RUBBING CERTAIN ITEMS BRINGS GOOD LUCK (Folder 17)
22.2.7.1 Rubbing a red-head’s head brings good luck.
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22.2.7.2 Rubbing Buddha’s belly brings good luck.
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22.2.7.3 Rubbing brass monkey’s head in Mons, Belgium brings good luck.
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22.2.7.4 Rubbing hands together after tracing several letters on the palm brings luck (Arab belief).
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22.2.8 SAYINGS (Folder 18)
22.2.8.1 Saying, "Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit," the first day of each month brings luck for the month.
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22.2.8.2 When two children start saying something at the same time, one counts to ten and the other child must yell "Stop!" in order to have good luck.
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22.2.9 SIGNS (Folder 19)
22.2.9.1 Pennsylvania Dutch hex sign brings luck and good fortune.
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22.2.10 WEARING CERTAIN ITEMS BRINGS LUCK (Folder 20)
22.2.10.1 Wearing a lucky hat brings good luck.
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22.2.10.2 Good luck is assured from wearing a special pair of socks.
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22.2.10.3 Wearing jade brings good luck.
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22.2.10.4 Wearing turquoise brings good luck.
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22.2.10.5 Wearing the colors of the Irish brings good luck.
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22.2.10.6 Wearing a lucky shirt.
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22.2.10.7 Wearing lucky high school ring.
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22.2.10.8 Wearing the same swimming trunks because they are in good favor with mother ocean (surfer belief).
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22.2.10.9 Wearing a new pair of socks and hair ties.
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22.2.10.10 Wearing a certain leotard the day before a gymnastics meet.
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22.2.10.11 Wearing lucky underwear.
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22.2.10.12 Wearing lucky toe ring.
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22.2.10.13 Wear one red boot and one black for good luck.
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22.2.10.14 The "Evil Eye" charm on a necklace wards off bad luck.
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22.2.10.15 Wear lucky shoes when luck is needed.
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22.2.10.16 Wear favorite tie for good luck.
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22.2.10.17 Wearing green baretts brings luck.
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22.2.10.18 Wearing old dance tights brings luck.
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22.2.0 MISCELLANEOUS(Folder 21)
22.2.0.1 Keeping used pre-wrap and tape from wrists during bar rotation brings good luck (gymnastics belief).
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22.2.0.2 Blonde hair brings good luck (Japanese belief).
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22.3. CHARMS

22.3.1 Elk teeth as good luck charms. (Folder 22)
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22.3.2 Two-dollar bill as good luck charm.
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22.3.3 Rabbit's foot as good luck charm.
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22.3.4 Silver coin as good luck charm.
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22.3.5 Penny run over by train as good luck charm.
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22.3.6 Piece of Cross or holy relic is good luck charm.
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22.3.7 Horseshoe nail is good luck.
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22.3.8 Polished rock on chain is good luck.
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22.3.9 Pocket knife, polished rock and chestnut are good luck together.
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22.3.10 Ti leaves folded in a specific way bring luck. (Hawaiian)
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22.3.11 St. Christopher charm brings good luck to surfers.
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22.3.12 Ring passed from father to son brings good luck.
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22.3.13 St. Mary pendant brings good luck.
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22.3.14 Stone found in head of sheeshead fish is considered a good luck charm.
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22.3.15 Origami cranes bring good luck.
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22.3.16 Ten of diamonds means great riches.
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22.3.17 Seeing a straight pin/needle sticking up on the ground/floor is a good sign.
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22.4. VERBAL CHARMS ENSURING LUCK (Folder 23)

22.4.1 "A nip and a punch for the first of the month" is supposed to bring luck.
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22.4.2 “Lucky, lucky robin, one, two, three. Bring luck wherever I may be.”
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22.4.3 “See a pin and pick it up...”
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22.4.4 “Ooat floota shinama goosa anama casa esa floo” brings luck to card players.
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22.4.5 “Break a leg” for good luck in a performance.
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22.4.6 “Find a penny, pick it up...”
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22.4.7 “Lady bug, Lady bug, fly away home...”
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22.4.8 “Birdie, birdie, that I see...”
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22.0. MISCELLANEOUS (Folder 24)

22.0.1 To have a successful surgery, scheduling so you are released on Sunday is lucky.
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22.0.2 When initials spell out words it is considered good luck
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Box 15

23. BAD LUCK

23.1. ABOUT BAD LUCK (Folder 1)

23.1.1 Bad luck comes in threes.
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23.2. BRINGERS OR OMENS OF BAD LUCK

23.2.1 ACTIVITIES (Folder 2)
23.2.1.1 Seeing or walking by two nuns.
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23.2.1.2 It is bad luck to break a mirror.
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23.2.1.3 It is bad luck to walk under a ladder.
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23.2.1.4 It is bad luck to have the backs of chairs together.
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23.2.1.5 It is bad luck to pass a needle point first.
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23.2.1.6 It is bad luck to spill salt.
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23.2.1.7 Spilling wine before drinking it.
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23.2.1.8 It is bad luck for two knives to cross.
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23.2.1.9 It is bad luck to stand chopsticks in a bowl of cooked rice.
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23.2.1.10 When passing salt, it is bad luck if the salt shaker does not touch the table before being used.
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23.2.1.11 It is bad luck to step in a sidewalk square which is cracked (break mother’s back).
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23.2.1.12 It is bad luck to go back to get something that was forgotten.
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23.2.1.13 One should always view the new (full?) moon from over one's right shoulder to avoid an unlucky month.
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23.2.1.14 Always return a weapon that was handed to you in the same position you received it to avoid bad luck.
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23.2.1.15 It is bad luck to light the last match in a book of matches.
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23.2.1.16 Tearing wrapping paper on a gift is bad luck.
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23.2.1.17 Rocking an empty rocking chair with one's foot brings bad luck.
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23.2.1.18 It is bad luck to tear up pictures of self or loved ones.
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23.2.1.19 Two different pairs of shaking hands should not cross each other; it is omen of bad luck.
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23.2.1.20 If you don’t spit in the toilet when you’re done, your penis will fall off.
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23.2.1.21 Crossing a rope whose ends are not visible is bad luck.
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23.2.1.22 Bad luck to turn back after saying good-bye.
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23.2.1.23 Walking by someone sweeping out their front door is bad luck.
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23.2.1.24 Bad luck to sleep in grain mill in Southern Utah.
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23.2.1.25 Bad luck to sing before breakfast.
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23.2.1.26 Different colors of lunch trays are unlucky.
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23.2.1.27 Playing with crutches is bad luck.
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23.2.1.28 You can cause bad luck for another by writing his/her name on a piece of paper and putting it in the freezer.
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23.2.1.29 It is an omen of bad luck when a window blind suddenly flaps up.
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23.2.1.30 Signs of nature such as fox fires are signs of bad luck.
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23.2.1.31 A twitch in the right eye is a sign of bad luck.
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23.2.1.32 When a door closes without an apparent reason is a sign of bad luck.
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23.2.1.33 If you hang a horseshoe upside down, the luck will run out.
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23.2.1.34 Raise feet when driving over railroad tracks otherwise you will inherit bad luck.
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23.2.1.35 If you walk past a cemetery on Halloween, then you will have bad luck next year.
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23.2.1.36 If you get a quirk chill and shiver, then bad luck is coming.
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23.2.1.37 The plant, Wandering Jew, is bad luck.
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23.2.1.38 To pass another person in a stairwell is bad luck.
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23.2.1.39 To look at the moon through a window is bad luck.
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23.2.1.40 Shaking a tablecloth after dark is bad luck.
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23.2.1.41 If dog eats your tooth, you will have bad luck.
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23.2.1.42 If you tell your dream before breakfast, you will have bad luck.
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23.2.1.43 If you dream of smoke, you will have bad luck.
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23.2.1.44 Crossing the street at midnight brings bad luck.
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23.2.1.45 Walking along a picket fence brings bad luck.
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23.2.1.46 Whistling in a dressing room before a performance bad luck.
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23.2.1.47 Cutting toenails brings bad luck.
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23.2.1.48 Bad luck for to sweep under a bar stool while a person is seated.
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23.2.1.49 Bad luck to try on someone's engagement or wedding ring.
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23.2.1.50 Bad luck to eat the point of a pie.
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23.2.1.51 Popcorn in or around the rodeo is bad luck.
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23.2.1.52 Peanuts in or around the rodeo is bad luck.
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23.2.1.53 If you drop a pair of scissors and they stick in the ground is bad luck.
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23.2.1.54 Bad luck for someone to know your real name.
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23.2.1.55 Working a holiday will bring bad luck.
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23.2.1.56 Splitting a pole is bad luck.
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23.2.1.57 Bad luck to have a woman on board a boat or ship.
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23.2.1.58 Rain on your wedding day is considered bad luck.
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23.2.1.59 Albino plant or flower brings bad luck.
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23.2.1.60 Knives for a wedding gift is bad luck.
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23.2.1.61 Returning salt or anything in the place of salt to a neighbor brings bad luck.
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23.2.1.62 The receiver of scissors as a present will have bad luck.
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23.2.1.63 White walnut bark pulled up instead of down causes the laxative to work backwards.
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23.2.1.64 Women entering coal mines is back luck.
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23.2.1.65 Bad luck if rake falls with its tooth upwards.
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23.2.1.66 Face cards are evil.
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23.2.1.67 Constant eye contact throughout a toast or you will have 7 years of bad sex (German Tradition).
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23.2.1.68 If you step on the circle of the sidewalk contractor you will turn into a skunk.
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23.2.1.69 There is an ancient Indian curse on burial ground at Rocky Point causes anyone who builds on, or tries to maintain it, to have bad luck.
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23.2.1.70 Removing lava rock from where the Hawaiian Goddess Madam Pele places it brings bad luck.
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23.2.1.71 Pitching Christmas tree over the bluff before New Year's Day causes rotten luck on the lakefront of Lake Michigan.
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23.2.1.72 Cover mirrors during a thunder and lightning storm or the lightning will strike the mirror.
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23.2.1.73 A lost wedding ring brings bad luck the rest of your life.
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23.2.1.74 Cutting guitar strings brings bad luck.
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23.2.1.75 If a broom is dropped it is bad luck.
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23.2.1.76 Step in a hole you'll break your mother's sugar bowl.
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23.2.1.77 Knocking cards off the table when you cut is a bad sign.
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23.2.1.78 When people are drinking port, never pass to the right, always pass to the right.
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23.2.1.79 Unwise to cross your toes for good luck for it gives you the opposite.
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23.2.1.80 Do not throw burnt bread out.
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23.2.1.81 Green in the devil's color.
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23.2.2 ANIMALS, BIRDS, BUGS, AND SPIDERS (Folder 3)

23.2.2.1 A coyote or fox to crossing one's trail.
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23.2.2.2 A black cat to cross one's path.
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23.2.2.3 Killing a spider brings bad luck.
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23.2.2.4 Keeping peacock feathers in the house.
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23.2.2.5 Hanging a picture with birds in it with the birds flying away from the window is bad luck.
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23.2.2.6 Ravens flying overhead are bad luck.
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23.2.2.7 Hearing or seeing a hoot owl around the house is bad luck.
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23.2.2.8 To kill a cricket is bad luck.
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23.2.2.9 Having birds in the house is bad luck.
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23.2.2.10 When a dragonfly lands on fishing pole it is bad luck.
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23.2.2.11 Finding a snake's skin is bad luck.
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23.2.2.12 Whistling women and crowing hens lead to bad luck.
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23.2.2.13 When dogs howl something bad will happen the next day.
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23.2.2.14 A jay bird is a bad omen.
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23.2.2.15 Bad luck to kill a seagull.
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23.2.2.16 If a snapping turtle bites you, he won't let you go until it thunders.
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23.2.2.17 If you kill a sea turtle you will be cursed.
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23.2.2.18 If a person kills a cat they will have seven years of bad luck.
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23.2.2.19 If a black cat is hit with a car, the offender will have bad luck or bad news soon.
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23.2.2.20 A night bird's call under one's window in the evening is a sign of bad luck, probably death.
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23.2.2.21 Snakes in bed are evil omens.
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23.2.3 CLOTHING, HAT AND SHOES (Folder 4)
23.2.3.1 Putting a hat crown down on a bed.
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23.2.3.2 Putting a hat down, right side up, upside down.
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23.2.3.3 It is bad luck to change clothing that has been put on inside out or backwards.
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23.2.3.4 One soldier should not wear another soldier's clothing.
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23.2.3.5 Wearing yellow to a rodeo.
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23.2.3.6 Wearing certain colors is unlucky for actors.
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23.2.3.7 It is bad luck to cross a threshold with one's shoes untied.
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23.2.3.8 It is bad luck to wear a dead man's shoes.
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23.2.3.9 It is bad luck to put shoes on the table.
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23.2.3.10 It is bad luck to throw a hat out of bed.
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23.2.3.11 It is bad luck to give a person a handkerchief.
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23.2.3.12 Wearing clothes that one was hurt in is bad luck.
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23.2.3.13 Setting a hat on the table is bad luck.
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23.2.3.14 Wearing green on Thursday is bad luck.
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23.2.3.15 Very bad luck to try on a bridal veil prior to the brides own marriage (German belief).
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23.2.3.16 Wearing a hard hat that another logger has been killed in is bad luck.
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23.2.3.17 Putting socks into shoes brings you trouble the next day.
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23.2.3.18 Scarf that is bad luck.
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23.2.4 HOUSE (Folder 5)
23.2.4.1 Leave house by same door as entered.
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23.2.4.2 Having trees in the house.
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23.2.4.3 Opening an umbrella in the house.
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23.2.4.4 It is bad luck to lay an umbrella on a bed.
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23.2.4.5 It brings bad luck to a household to stand on the threshold rather than stepping over it when entering the house.
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23.2.4.6 It is bad luck to have lilacs in the house.
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23.2.4.7 If you sleep with your feet or hands out of the covers, something bad will happen.
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23.2.4.8 Singing at the dinner table is bad luck.
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23.2.4.9 When you are moving into a new home, it is bad luck to take a broom.
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23.2.4.10 Burdask on property is bad luck.
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23.2.4.11 Sweeping dirt outdoors after dark brings bad luck.
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23.2.4.12 Planting a weeping willow in the front yard brings bad luck.
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23.2.4.13 While washing dishes, dropping a fork brings bad luck.
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23.2.4.14 While washing dishes, letting the water drip down your arms to the elbows brings bad luck.
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23.2.4.15 Rodeo equipment on or under the bed brings bad luck.
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23.2.4.16 Sitting on table is bad luck.
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23.2.4.17 Never stir with knife, and always stir in clockwise direction or bad luck.
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23.2.4.18 If knife is dropped on the floor, a bad man might come to the door.
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23.2.4.19 Never sweep the floor with the light on.
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23.2.4.20 Filling up a water glass with water already means a bad mother-in-law is in store for the cup holder (German belief).
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23.2.4.21 Sitting on a corner seat leads to trouble with your mother-in-law.
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23.2.4.22 On the first day of the new year a boy must be the first to knock on the door, or the whole year is unlucky.
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23.2.4.23 If house is entered by the front door then going back out that door is bad luck.
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23.2.4.24 If knife is dropped and then not kissed the offender will have bad luck.
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23.2.4.25 Get in and out of bed the same way or else you will have bad luck all day.
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23.2.4.26 Onions tied to foot of bed wards off illness.
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23.2.4.27 Bad luck to have artificial birds in the house.
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23.2.5 MONEY, PAYMENT (Folder 6)
23.2.5.1 It is bad luck to accept salt as payment.
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23.2.5.2 Dreaming of money means bad luck.
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23.2.5.3 It is bad luck to carry a two-dollar bill.
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23.2.5.4 Picking up a penny that is tails up.
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23.2.5.5 Never take money from a wishing well.
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23.2.5.6 If you drop a penny, it's bad luck to pick it up.
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23.2.5.7 Giving or received a purse without any money in it is bad luck.
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23.2.5.8 If anything with a sharp blade is gifted, the receiver should give money in return or it is very bad luck.
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23.2.5.9 Don't put money by your mouth because you might turn a different color.
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23.2.6 NUMBERS, DATES, DAYS (Folder 7)
23.2.6.1 Friday the 13th is bad luck.
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23.2.6.2 It is bad luck to cut toenails or fingernails on Sunday.
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23.2.6.3 Being born on the 13th of the month is bad luck.
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23.2.6.4 Leaving on a trip on Friday is bad luck.
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23.2.6.5 Starting a job on Friday or the 13th is bad luck.
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23.2.6.6 Many hotels do not have a 13th floor.
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23.2.6.7 Japanese believe 4, 9, and 49 are bad luck.
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23.2.6.8 Sitting at a table with 13 people is bad luck.
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23.2.6.9 Sewing on Sunday is bad luck.
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23.2.6.10 Starting a quilt on Friday is bad luck.
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23.2.6.11 An odd number of buttons on clothing is bad luck.
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23.2.6.12 It is bad luck for a merchant to not make his/her first sale on Monday. (Jewish)
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23.2.6.13 Thirteen is an unlucky number.
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23.2.6.14 Three people using the same match is bad luck.
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23.2.6.15 Don't start things on Friday that you can't finish that day.
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23.2.6.16 Working on Sunday is bad luck.
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23.2.6.17 If the day starts rotten it will likely stay that way.
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23.2.6.18 Bad luck to say "pig" on a Friday.
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23.2.0 MISCELLANEOUS (Folder 8)
23.2.0.1 "Three on a Match is bad luck- started during WWII".
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23.2.0.2 Bad luck to see a streetlight go out.
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23.2.0.3 Unlucky to be given certain gems (such as rubys and pearls).
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23.3. WARDING OFF BAD LUCK (Folder 9)

23.3.1 Knock on wood to ward off bad luck.
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23.3.2 Bowing under the Koran three times and pouring water keeps bad luck away from a traveler.
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23.3.3 If you spill salt, toss some of it over your shoulder to ward off bad luck.
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23.3.4 To ward off bad luck for seeing a black cat, spit at it.
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23.3.5 Look in the mirror first think in the morning to ward off bad luck.
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23.3.6 When silverware is dropped, one must throw salt over his shoulder to ward off bad luck.
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23.3.7 If you walk under a ladder, find a big toad and walk under ladder backward.
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23.3.8 To ward off bad luck from broken mirror, bury the pieces in a paper bag in an orchard.
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23.3.9 To ward off bad luck from crossing a black cat, turn around three times.
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23.3.10 If one drops a spoon while washing dishes, wait until dishes are done before picking it up.
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23.3.11 Prevent bad luck by putting a coin under a bale of hay.
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23.3.12 If you are wearing a hat when a black cat crosses your path, turn the hat backwards, if you are not then draw a circle and spit in the circle.
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23.3.13 If a black cat crosses your path draw an "X" and spit in it to break the curse.
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23.3.14 Lifting your feet off the car floor when crossing railroad tracks keeps you from losing your boyfriend.
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23.3.15 If you drop a knife, step on the handle with your left foot, or you will hurt yourself.
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23.4. VERBAL CHARMS TO WARD OFF BAD LUCK (Folder 10)

23.4.1 If one has the bad luck to see an ambulance, it can be warded off with a rhyme.
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23.4.2 "See a pin, let it lie, all the day you’ll have to cry.”
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23.0. MISCELLANEOUS (Folder 11)

24. COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE

24.1 COMPLIMENTS (Folder 12)

24.1.1 Speaking a compliment about an object will cause owner to lose it.
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24.2 CURSING, CUSSING (Folder 13)

24.2.1 If a dragonfly hears kids cussing, he will sew mouth shut; kids will die.
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24.3 LYING AND BRAGGING (Folder 14)

24.3.1 If you brag about an accomplishment, you’ll never be able to do it again.
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24.3.2 “When you tell a lie, you get blisters on your tongue.”
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24.3.3 Telling lies causes white spots on nails.
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24.4 SAYINGS AND TONGUE-TWISTERS (Folder 15)

24.4.1 Say “God Bless You” when a person sneezes.
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24.4.2 Repeating tongue-twister cures lisp.
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24.4.3 Saying “Macbeth” while in a theater production invokes the curse.
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24.5 STUTTERING (Folder 16)

24.5.1 Causes and remedies for stuttering.
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24.5.2 Tickling a baby’s feet will cause stuttering.
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24.5.3 Stuttering caused by nursing “scared milk” from mother who was frightened by Indians.
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24.6 WRITING (CHAIN LETTERS) (Folder 17)

24.6.1 If child scribbles tine, especially in low-left hand side the child is inhibited.
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24.6.2 Writing “ain’t” on a piece of paper, then burying it will improve your grammar.
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24.6.3 Chain letters beliefs.
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24.6.4 When writing a letter, it's bad luck to have the paper on a white tablecloth.
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24.6.5 Never write on the backside of a piece of paper.
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24.0 MISCELLANEOUS (Folder 18)

25. WISHES

25.1 MAKE A WISH ON/WHEN . . .

25.1.1. ANIMALS, BIRDS, BUGS (Folder 19)
25.1.1.1 Make a wish when you find a horseshoe.
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25.1.1.2 Make a wish on a ladybug.
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25.1.1.3 Wish on a penny bug. Bug turns to a penny after 1 year, signifying the wish came true.
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25.1.1.4 Wish on a white horse.
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25.1.1.5 Stamp a white horse to make a wish.
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25.1.2 BUILDINGS (Folder 20)
25.1.2.1 Make a wish on a white house.
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25.1.3 CANDLES (Folder 21)
25.1.3.1 Make a wish when blowing out birthday cake candles.
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25.1.3.2 Make a wish when blowing dandelion fluff from the stem.
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25.1.3.3 Wish while staring into candle flame and repeating, “Yes-um, I-um.”
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25.1.3.4 Blow out any candle to get your wish.
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25.1.4 CLOTHING AND JEWELRY (Folder 22)
25.1.4.1 Make a wish on a dress hem that is turned up.
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25.1.4.2 If a necklace clasp falls to the front, a wish can be made on it.
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25.1.4.3 When a friend make a wish on your ring, can't take off ring until boyfriend kisses it off, otherwise wish will not come true.
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25.1.4.4 When straw bracelet is worn never take it off, it will eventually fall off, then is when you make a wish.
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25.1.5 FOOD AND DRINK (Folder 23)
25.1.5.1 Make a wish on a pretzel.
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25.1.5.2 Wish on pie points when eaten last.
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25.1.5.3 Make a wish on a banana.
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25.1.5.4 Wish on the cherry.
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25.1.5.5 Wish on red M&Ms.
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25.1.5.6 Wish while swallowing bubbles and drinking milk.
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25.1.6 HUMAN BODY, regarding the (Folder 24)
25.1.6.1 Make a wish on an eyelash.
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25.1.6.2 Hook finger with friend and say "I say chimney-you say smoke-then our wish will never be broke.
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25.1.6.3 Touch person on left shoulder to wish them good luck on the test.
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25.1.7 HEAVENS (STARS, MOON, SUN, RAINBOW) (Folder 25)
25.1.7.1 Make a wish on the first star of the evening.
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25.1.7.2 Make a wish on a falling star.
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25.1.7.3 Make a wish on a rainbow.
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25.1.7.4 Bow seven times to the new moon.
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25.1.7.5 Make a wish on the new moon.
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25.1.8 MONEY (Folder 26)
25.1.8.1 On a rainy day one can wish on a bent coin.
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25.1.8.2 Make a wish on a found penny.
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25.1.8.3 Pick up a penny with left/right hand, make a wish then throw penny over left shoulder to make the wish come true.
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25.1.8.4 Make a wish while tossing a penny into a wishing well.
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25.1.9 NATURE, dealing with (Folder 27)
25.1.9.1 Make wish while peeling off rose petals.
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25.1.9.2 Make a wish on Moreton Fig Tree in Santa Barbara, CA.
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25.1.9.3 Make wish on stack of hay.
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25.1.9.4 Make a wish on “cotton” from cottonwood trees.
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25.1.9.5 Make a wish on a four leaf clover.
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25.1.9.6 Make a wish on a pinecone.
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25.1.9.7 Make a wish on striped rock.
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25.1.10 WISHBONE (Folder 28)
25.1.10.1 Make a wish when pulling apart a wishbone.
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25.1.10.2 Make a wish then pull apart a straw wrapper.
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25.1.0 MISCELLANEOUS (Folder 29)

25.2 WISH ACTIVITY (Folder 30)

25.2.1 Never tell a wish or it will not come true.
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25.2.2 If you wish something on someone, it will come true for you instead.
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25.2.3 If two people say the same thing at the same time, a short ritual can be performed and a wish made.
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25.2.4 Child told if she could kiss her elbow, her wish would come true.
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25.2.5 Make a wish on Wells Fargo or mail truck. Keep fingers crossed until you see various objects to make wish come true.
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25.2.6 When you make a wish, you must grab a button on your clothes and not let go until you see a four-legged animal.
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25.2.7 Kissing hand and touching roof of car while driving through a yellow or red light will grant the wish.
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25.2.8 Hold breath and close eyes while crossing bridge to make wish come true.
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25.2.9 Various things to do when driving across a railroad crossing to have wish granted.
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25.2.10 First cigarette taken out of the pack must be put back upside-down and saved for last. Make wish while smoking it.
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25.2.11 Lift feet and make a wish while driving over a cattle guard.
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25.2.12 If you see a car license plate on which the numbers add up perfectly to 13, then you get to make a wish.
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25.2.13 Make a wish on string.
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25.2.14 Make a wish when you see one headlight on.
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25.2.15 Make a wish when a mop falls.
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25.2.16 Never think a long time about anything you want to come true or it won't..
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25.2.17 At the time 11:11 make a wish.
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25.2.18 Holding your breath while passing through a tunnel will entitle you to one wish.
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25.2.19 Touching a bolt/screw while crossing a set of railroad tracks entitles one to a wish.
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25.2.20 Make 1000 cranes and your wish will come true.
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25.0 MISCELLANEOUS (Folder 31)

Box 16

26. SLEEP, DREAMS, NIGHTMARES

26.1. MEANING OF DREAMS (Folder 1)

26.1.1 Dreaming of muddy or dirty water means some kind of trouble.
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26.1.2 Dreaming of losing a tooth means a parent will die.
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26.1.3 Dreaming of muddy water means good luck; dreaming of clear water means bad luck.
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26.1.4 Seeing the Devil in a dream means something destructive will happen to a state or country.
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26.1.5 Dreaming of answering a knock on the door and finding no one there means someone close will die.
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26.1.6 Belief that taking a certain fork in the road in the dream would lead to death.
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26.1.7 Belief that if you let feet hang over edge of bed, a man will pull you out of bed.
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26.1.8 Dreaming of snakes means you will fight somebody.
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26.1.9 If you dream of the dead, you will hear from the living.
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26.1.10 If you dream of a boy, he’ll be the next one you kiss.
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26.1.11 The first dream in a new place indicates good or bad luck.
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26.1.12 If you have a dream three times, the dream will come true.
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26.1.13 When one dreams of flowers, death is happening in the family.
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26.1.14 Snakes in dreams is a bad sign.
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26.2. NIGHTMARES (Folder 2)

26.2.1 Reading by moonlight causes nightmares.
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26.2.2 Pulling down curtains of canopy bed prevents bad dreams.
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26.2.3 Take one teaspoon of honey to prevent nightmares.
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26.2.4 Put pan of water under bed to prevent nightmares.
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26.2.5 If you don't eat your greens- you'll have nightmares.
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26.2.6 Cake gives you nightmares.
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26.2.7 Eating peanuts before bed causes bad dreams.
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26.3. SLEEP (Folder 3)

26.3.1 First girl to fall asleep at a slumber party gets ice cubes in her bag. After that, it’s safe to go to sleep.
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26.3.2 Bedtime rituals assure good night’s sleep.
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26.3.3 Stuffed animal under pillow will protect from Bogey Man assault.
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26.3.4 People who talk in sleep have guilty conscious.
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26.3.5 Devil tweaks uncovered toes of children.
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26.3.6 If you sleep on the floor bed bugs will eat you.
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26.3.7 Lay in bed with your right arm held up, you will fall asleep by the count of 50.
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26.3.8 Different reasons for the Sandman.
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26.3.9 You don't fall alseep until you yawn.
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26.3.10 "Early to bed, early to rise...".
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26.3.11 How to get someone out of bed.
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26.4 ABOUT DREAMS AND DREAMING (Folder 4)

26.4.1 Tell a dream before breakfast and it will come true.
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26.4.2 Tell a dream before breakfast and it will not come true.
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26.4.3 When you want a dream to come true, put scissors under your pillow.
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26.4.4 Never wake someone who is sleep-walking.
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26.4.5 If you place a rose under your pillow, you will dream of your husband.
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26.4.6 Putting class notes under pillow will improve grades on test.
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26.4.7 Beliefs that Navajo “dream catchers” sort good and bad dreams.
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26.4.8 If you dream of falling and hit the ground before you wake up, you will die.
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26.4.9 If you dream in color it will come true.
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26.4.10 To dream of immortality/eternal youth, must be near water.
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26.4.11 If you eat a banana before bed, you will dream in technicolor.
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26.4.12 Whatever one dreams in between December 24th and January 6th should come true.
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26.4.13 If you prick your finger when you are sewing, your next dream will come true.
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26.0. MISCELLANEOUS (Folder 5)

26.0.1 Getting up on the wrong side of the bed.
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26.0.2 Steps for a natural alarm.
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26.0.3 Play with matches and you will wet the bed.
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26.0.4 "Dream Kisses".
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27. HOLIDAYS AND CELEBRATIONS

27.1. NEW YEAR’S DAY (Folder 6)

27.1.1 What one does on New Year's Day, he'll do the rest of the year.
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27.1.2 Specific foods should be served on New Year's Day to assure prosperity for the year.
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27.1.3 A healthy man must enter each room of the house on New Year's Day to avoid having a bad year.
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27.1.4 On New Year's Day, one should not totally empty his/her drinking cup to ensure prosperity for the host or hostess.
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27.1.5 On New Year's Day, avoid bad luck for the year by taking a piece of coal out the back door and through the front door.
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27.1.6 Eat pickled herring on New Year's Eve to assure good luck for the coming year.
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27.1.7 On New Year's Day it is bad luck for the year if a woman comes visiting or calls on the phone.
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27.1.8 On New Year's Day, it is bad luck to have thirteen guests for dinner.
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27.1.9 Speaking of calamities or misfortunes on New Year's Day means bad luck in the new year.
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27.1.10 Christmas decorations must be down by New Year's Day to avoid bad luck.
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27.1.11 Iranian New Year's Day practices to assure luck.
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27.1.12 On New Year's Day cook cabbage with a penny in it to bring good luck for the year.
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27.1.13 At midnight on New Year's Eve, a dark-haired man must cross the threshold carrying coal, wine or rum, and a piece of bread or cake to ensure a good year.
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27.1.14 First person to enter house on New Year's is lucky and will bring luck the rest of the year. (“First Footer”)
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27.1.15 Never let a man in the house on New Year’s Day; it is a bad omen for the coming year.
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27.1.16 House must be thoroughly cleaned before Jan. 1, or it will not be clean all year.
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27.1.17 Household tasks left undone on January 1 (i.e. ironing) would not be finished in that year.
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27.1.18 A pregnant woman should not visit others on New Year’s Day.
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27.1.19 Black-eyed peas (with tomatoes, cabbage, etc.) eaten on New Year’s day will bring good luck.
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27.1.20 Christmas gift candles must be burned down completely by New Year’s day to ensure wealth and good luck.
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27.1.21 On New Year’s Eve fill salt and pepper shakers to ensure good luck.
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27.1.22 Clothing left on the clothesline over New Year’s portends death.
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27.1.23 A kiss at the stroke of midnight ensures good luck.
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27.1.24 First person to enter house on New Year's day must have dark hair.
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27.1.25 Mrs. Santa Claus fills stockings on New Year's Eve.
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27.1.26 Open all of the windows and doors in the house on New Year's Eve.
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27.1.27 New Year's Day bring something IN the house before you take something out.
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27.1.28 If you don't see a male visitor first thing New Year's Day then you will have bad luck.
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27.1.29 Wash clothes on New Year's Day and you wash away a life in your family.
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27.2. GROUND HOG DAY (Folder 7)

27.2.1 If a groundhog sees his shadow on Feb. 2, it means six more weeks of winter.
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27.3. VALENTINE’S DAY (Folder 8)

27.3.1 The first man a girl sees on Valentine's Day is the one she will marry within a year.
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27.4. ST. PATRICK’S DAY (Folder 9)

27.5. EASTER (Folder 10)

27.5.1 Colored eggs in Albania are cracked together to divine who will have good and bad luck.
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27.5.2 Observance of “Holy Week” before resurrection in Spain.
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27.5.3 Polish custom to greet Easter guests with sliver of egg and salt.
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27.5.4 Two weeks before Easter children have a routine (German tradition).
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27.5.5 Rain on Easter means rain for the next 7 Sundays.
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27.5.6 If you don't have a new Easter dress, you will get bird droppings all over the old dress.
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27.6. MAY DAY (Folder 11)

27.6.1 Don't let children go barefoot the first day of May.
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27.6.2 Selecting the "Queen of May" (Germany tradition).
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27.6.3 Children make crafts.
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27.7. 4TH OF JULY (Folder 12)

27.7.1 Fireworks show with family.
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27.8. THANKSGIVING (Folder 13)

27.9. CHRISTMAS (Folder 14)

27.9.1 A Christmas tree must stay in the house no longer than 10 days.
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27.9.2 Christmas decorations should stay up until specific day in January.
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27.9.3 If you stay up late to see Santa, he will blow pepper in your eyes and disappear.
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27.9.4 Poor Mexican girl gathers weeds to give to Christ Child; they turn into Poinsettias.
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27.9.5 Letters to Santa must be burned; ashes will blow to him and inform him.
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27.9.6 Open Christmas presents from family and friends while wishing them luck for the future.
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27.9.7 On Christmas Eve must burn wish before midnight for wish to come true.
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27.9.8 Rice pudding with one almond in it; whomever gets the almond will be the next person to bet married.
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27.9.9 Believing in Santa Clause.
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27.9.10 Gingerbread Santa Clauses made for boys and girls (Germany tradition).
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27.9.11 Belief about Christ on Christmas Eve.
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27.9.12 How you can tell Christmas is coming.
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27.9.13 Good children receive a gift, bad children receive coal from Santa Clause.
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27.9.14 Don't go near a barn or a stable during Christmas time, if you do you will be struck dumb.
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27.9.15 Leave Santa a glass of milk and a plate of cookies/cake Christmas Eve.
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27.9.16 Santa will not come unless the children are out of the house.
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27.9.17 Light red candles when you start dinner on Christmas Eve (Swedish tradition).
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27.9.18 Good luck to have a fly in your house at Christmas time.
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27.10. BIRTHDAYS (Folder 15)

27.10.1 Birthday cakes with non-food items baked in them become fortune- telling cakes.
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27.10.2 Blowing out all the candles on one's birthday cake at once is good luck.
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27.10.3 Make a wish when you blow the candles out on your cake.
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27.10.4 If you cry on your birthday, you'll cry all year long.
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27.10.5 If it rains on your birthday, it is good luck.
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27.10.6 If one finds a button in birthday cake, it is bad luck--poverty and lack of spouse.
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27.10.7 If you tear paper on your birthday gifts, you must do the dishes.
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27.10.8 "Pinch to Grow an Inch".
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27.10.9 "Heavy, Heavy Hangs Over...".
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27.11. ANNIVERSARIES (Folder 16)

27.12. HALLOWEEN (Folder 17)

27.12.1 Jack-o-lanterns keep evil spirits away.
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27.12.2 Origins of Halloween costumes.
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27.12.3 Ghosts haunt on Halloween.
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27.12.4 Children are kidnapped and hit by cars on Halloween.
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27.12.5 Witches ride broomsticks through the night sky.
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27.0. MISCELLANEOUS (Folder 18)

27.0.1 July 24th Mormon Pioneer Celebration.
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27.0.2 At a wedding/baby shower don't break the ribbon on a package or you have to do the dishes.
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27.0.3 Never give knives at a wedding/baby shower because it will cut your friendship.
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27.0.4 "Box Supper".
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28. TIMES AND NUMBERS

28.1. DAYS OF THE WEEK (Folder 19)

28.1.1 A car made on Monday will last a long time.
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28.1.2 Beliefs about Friday the 13th.
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28.1.3 It is bad luck to sew on Sunday.
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28.1.4 It is bad luck to move or travel on Friday.
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28.1.5 Never buy a car assembled on Friday or Monday.
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28.1.6 Wood chopped on Sunday will burn but not give off heat.
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28.1.7 Never study on Sunday for a test on Monday.
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28.1.8 Paint on Sunday and the paint won't stick.
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28.1.9 Projects started on Friday will never be completed.
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28.1.10 Planting a garden or going fishing on Sunday will be unprofitable.
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28.1.11 Never cut out a dress on Friday unless you can finish it the same day.
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28.1.12 Friday decides the weekend. If Friday is good/bad, the weekend will be good/bad.
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28.1.13 Singing on Good Friday will cause one to lose his/her voice.
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28.1.14 If one moves on Saturday, s/he will not live in the house very long.
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28.1.15 If you work on Sunday then something terrible will happen to you on Monday.
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28.1.16 Do washing on Monday and ironing on Tuesday and never any other time of the week or you will have bad luck.
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28.2. DATES OF THE WEEK (Folder 20)

28.2.1. The 13th day of any month is unlucky.
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28.2.2. A dream on Jan. 2 will be realized.
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28.2.3. Saying “Rabbit, Rabbit” on the first day of the month, first thing in the morning is good luck.
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28.3. NUMBERS (Folder 21)

28.3.1 It is a bad omen to sit at the table with 13 people present.
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28.3.2 In Japan 3, 4, 9, and 49 are bad luck.
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28.3.3 Woman has strong aversion to odd numbers.
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28.3.4 Bad things happen in threes.
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28.3.5 “13" as a bad luck number.
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28.3.6 One match can light two cigarettes, but never three.
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28.3.7 The devil lives under the 7th step in stairway.
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28.3.8 Lighting of a cigarette lighter three times in a row.
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28.4. YEARS (Folder 22)

28.4.1 Presidents elected in years ending with 0 die while in office.
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28.5. TIMES (Folder 23)

28.5.1 How long must students wait for a professor.
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28.5.2 Taking photographs at noon is bad luck.
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28.5.3 Bad luck to arise when digital clock reads an odd number.
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28.5.4 Twenty past every hour there is complete silence.
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28.0. MISCELLANEOUS (Folder 24)

28.0.1 To awaken at a specific hour, tell your pillow.
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28.0.2 When testing a scoreboard, never run opposing team’s score higher than your own.
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28.0.3 God keeps track of tardiness; makes you wait ten times as long to get into heaven.
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Box 17

29. WEATHER, SEASONS (Winter = December, January, February; Spring = March, April, May; Summer = June, July, August; Autumn = September, October, November)

29.1. BAD WEATHER INDICATORS (Folder 1)

29.1.1 The moon can indicate when bad weather is approaching.
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29.1.2 The ground hog as an indicator of bad weather.
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29.1.3 A solar halo indicates bad weather.
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29.1.4 Soap covered with moisture indicates bad weather.
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29.1.5 When horses and barnyard animals run around and act very excited, it means a storm is coming.
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29.1.6 When birds don't chirp and animals are very still, it means a storm is coming.
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29.1.7 Bees will not swarm before a storm.
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29.1.8 Leaves on trees turn silver before a storm.
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29.1.9 A sun dog means an approach of a storm.
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29.1.10 When deer stay at the edge of a clearing or in the trees in the early morning, it means a storm is on the way.
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29.1.11 When mountain goats or sheep stay low on the mountain, there will be bad weather within a set amount of time.
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29.1.12 A cold wind out of the south or east means a storm is coming.
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29.1.13 When the Wellsville Mountains (Cache Valley, UT) are covered with clouds in the morning there will be a storm that day.
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29.1.14 A ring around the moon means bad weather.
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29.1.15 Crowing rooster indicates storm coming; also the direction it will come.
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29.1.16 Rheumatism indicates storm is coming.
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29.1.17 Sleepiness and drowsiness indicates storm is coming.
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29.1.18 Singing meadowlark indicates storm is coming.
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29.1.19 Before a storm the wind blows, but right before it starts everything is stilled.
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29.1.20 When crickets stop chirping and all insects go into hiding, a big storm is coming.
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29.1.21 Before a storm the birds line up on the power lines.
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29.1.22 If it storms on the first Sunday of the month, it will storm every Sunday during that month.
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29.1.23 If smoke hovers near the ground, bad weather is coming.
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29.1.24 If one pokes the handle of the rake into the hay, bad weather is coming.
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29.1.25 If insects gather around the house, a storm is coming.
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29.1.26 If chickens huddle together, a storm is coming.
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29.1.27 Opening an umbrella in the house leads to bad storm.
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29.1.28 Usually bad weather during Easter holiday.
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29.1.29 Aching corns cause storm.
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29.1.30 Geese fly south thirty days before a storm.
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29.1.31 Angle worms make piles on the ground meaning a storm is coming.
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29.1.32 Sun goes down in West, shines to East, windows sparkle, then storm is coming.
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29.1.33 Winds in the East approaching, then storm will be lasting.
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29.1.34 If horse(s) stand with behind(s) towards the storm, then it will be a fast and not severe one.
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29.1.35 A dark gloomy sky is a forewarning of danger.
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29.1.36 A duck in a horse's water trough means bad weather is coming soon.
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29.1.37 If you dream about the dead then it storms.
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29.2. GOOD WEATHER INDICATORS (Folder 2)

29.2.1 When the wind is in the West, weather is at its best.
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29.2.2 A full moon rising clear means good weather.
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29.2.3 When cats wash themselves, it means good weather.
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29.2.4 A snail showing his horns means the following day will be a nice one.
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29.2.5 Any weather is good if the wind is still.
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29.2.6 High wispy clouds that you can see through mean good weather for the next few days.
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29.2.7 Finishing all food at dinner indicates nice weather tomorrow.
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29.2.8 Wind is good.
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29.2.9 If all food on plate is eaten then the morning will be clear.
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29.3. CHANGING WEATHER INDICATORS (Folder 3)

29.3.1 Red sky, grey sky, clear sky as indicators of good or bad weather.
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29.3.2 The position of the moon determines the weather.
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29.3.3 The weather for the entire year is forecast by what the weather is like the first week of the new year.
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29.3.4 Length of days indicates weather.
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29.3.5 The number of stars within a ring around the moon indicates the number of days before a change in the weather.
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29.3.6 A patch of blue in a clear sky means that an overcast day will clear.
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29.3.7 “Rain before seven, fine before eleven.”
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29.3.8 “A sunshiny shower won't last half an hour.”
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29.3.9 A rainbow in the morning is a warning of bad weather, a rainbow at night indicates good weather.
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29.3.10 March wind and April showers bring a pleasant May.
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29.3.11 Ants travel in lines before stormy weather but scatter when it rains.
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29.3.12 If it storms on the first Sunday of the month, it will storm every Sunday of the month.
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29.3.13 If wind shifts from east to west during a storm, fair weather follows.
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29.3.14 An ache in one's toe means the wind is going to blow.
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29.3.15 If the sun sets bright and clear, there will not be an easterly wind.
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29.3.16 Expect balmy weather with the crescent moon.
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29.3.17 “Red sky at night, sailor’s delight; Red sky at morning, sailors take warning.”
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29.3.18 Ring around sun or moon means a change in the weather.
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29.3.19 Warm wind from south means it will snow within 24 hours. (Cache Valley)
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29.3.20 Rowdy students in elementary school predict storm.
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29.3.21 If chickens roost with birds, then clear weather in three days.
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29.3.22 Spider's web indicates good or bad weather.
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29.3.23 Sparkle in diamond ring indicates change in weather.
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29.3.24 If clouds are coming over the mountains east of Davis and Weber counties, a big wind is coming.
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29.3.25 If chickens begin feeding, soon the rain will stop.
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29.3.26 If the snowflakes are large, the snow will stop soon.
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29.3.27 Two rainbows: it will clear up; one rainbow: it will storm again.
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29.3.28 Excessive hooting of owls means a change in the weather.
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29.3.29 The weather on Easter Sunday depicts the weather for the next 7 sundays.
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29.4. HOT WEATHER INDICATORS (Folder 4)

29.4.1 When the moon is shaped like a cup, warm weather should follow.
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29.4.2 How warm the weather will be is indicated by the number of chirps a cricket makes in a minute.
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29.4.3 If Cambridge wins the Oxford-Cambridge boat race, the summer will be fine.
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29.4.4 Spots on the south side of the sun expect hot weather.
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29.5. COLD WEATHER INDICATORS (Folder 5)

29.5.1 The Northern Lights mean colder weather.
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29.5.2 When birds fly south, soon snow will fall and winter will begin.
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29.5.3 Waning crescent moon means cold, windy weather.
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29.5.4 The quality of the snow itself indicates how much snowing will continue.
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29.5.5 When the wind blows from the north and then comes back from the south it means snow.
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29.5.6 A ring around the moon means it will snow and/or colder weather is coming.
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29.5.7 A ring around the moon means frost.
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29.5.8 A purple sunset means frost that night.
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29.5.9 In Australia, "cold men" bring days of icy weather.
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29.5.10 Smoke rising straight up from a chimney means cold weather that night.
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29.5.11 It will be a very cold night if there are no clouds during the day.
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29.5.12 Expect cold weather if wasps & hornets build their nests higher.
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29.5.13 Expect cold weather if hogs are fatter than usual.
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29.5.14 Expect cold weather if animals have more fur or if winter coat comes early in the season.
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29.5.15 If snow falls on the 30th of the month there will be 30 days of snow.
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29.5.16 When Spring flowers bloom, one more cold spell with snow will come.
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29.5.17 Full moon brings colder weather.
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29.5.18 If old injury begins to ache, snow storm is coming.
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29.5.19 When crickets chirp from a tree, within 30 days the first frost will come.
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29.5.20 Frost 3 weeks after you hear the first jay bird.
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29.5.21 Sun dogs spots on the north side of the sun expect cold weather.
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29.5.22 When it thunders in the bare trees then it snows.
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29.6. DRY WEATHER INDICATORS (Folder 6)

29.6.1 If the moon's shape and location tells the month will be dry.
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29.6.2 When the horns of the moon turn upward, there will be little storm.
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29.6.3 “If you can hang a bucket of water on the moon without any spilling, there isn’t going to be any rain.”
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29.6.4 If the ash tree leafs out before the oak, there will be a dry year.
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29.6.5 It never rains on the Mormon pageant in Palmyra, New York.
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29.7. WET WEATHER INDICATORS (Folder 7)

29.7.1 Haziness about the sun indicates rain.
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29.7.2 When the sun draws water, expect rain.
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29.7.3 If sun sets in dark, heavy clouds, expect rain.
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29.7.4 Circles around the sun indicate rain.
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29.7.5 Ring around moon indicates rain.
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29.7.6 When the points of a crescent moon are tipped at an angle, it will rain.
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29.7.7 When stars "huddle" expect rain.
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29.7.8 When the sky seems full of stars expect rain.
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29.7.9 When stars flicker in a dark background, expect rain.
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29.7.10 A rainbow in the evening indicates rain.
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29.7.11 If it rains on the first day of the month, it will rain 15 days that month.
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29.7.12 Rain on St. Vitus' Day indicates more rain.
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29.7.13 Rain on July 1st indicates more rain will follow.
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29.7.14 Rain on July 15 indicates more rain will follow.
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29.7.15 Horses sweating in a stable indicates rain.
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29.7.16 Clouds flying against the wind indicates rain.
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29.7.17 Humans having aches and pains indicates it will soon rain.
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29.7.18 Aching corns means it will rain.
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29.7.19 Tie knots in a horse's tail to make it rain.
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29.7.20 When cows lie down it means rain.
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29.7.21 Birds flying low indicates rain. (Folder 8)
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29.7.22 If chicks stay out in the rain, it means it is going to rain some more.
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29.7.23 Fish bite readily and swim near the surface before rain.
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29.7.24 When mosquitoes bite in the morning, it is going to rain sometime in the day.
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29.7.25 It will rain if a spider is killed.
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29.7.26 When flowers smell especially strong, it will probably rain.
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29.7.27 Picking a red leihua flower causes rain.
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29.7.28 Dried seaweed becomes damp prior to rain.
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29.7.29 Moss becomes soft and limp prior to rain.
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29.7.30 Mushrooms and toadstools are numerous before rain.
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29.7.31 Burning certain type of weed will make it rain.
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29.7.32 It will rain 100 days after fog rolls in the Alsea Basin (Oregon).
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29.7.33 April showers bring May flowers.
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29.7.34 Mackerel sky never leaves the ground dry.
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29.7.35 When birds flock together it means rain.
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29.7.36 Opening umbrella in house will make it rain.
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29.7.37 When you see cows or horses start running, or being frisky it is going to rain.
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29.7.38 One can tell if it is going to rain by the way salt pours.
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29.7.39 When crickets chirp wildly it will rain.
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29.7.40 If a dog lies with its belly up, it means it will storm.
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29.7.41 Washing your vehicle will bring rain.
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29.7.42 Kill a Black snake and hang it up. Rain will come following day.
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29.7.43 When plowing, if dust stays low, it will rain.
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29.7.44 When it rains and the sun is shining, the Devil is beating his wife.
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29.7.45 When you kill a rattlesnake, if it stays on its back, it will rain.
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29.7.46 Cattle predict a rain storm.
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29.7.47 When flies are swarming, it’s going to rain.
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29.7.48 When it rains and sun is shining, it will be rainy the same time tomorrow.
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29.7.49 Sticks hanging from poles predict storms.
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29.7.50 If it storms on Easter Sunday, a storm will follow.
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29.7.51 Edges of leaves curl before a rainstorm. (Folder 9)
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29.7.52 If the sun comes out while raining, rain isn’t about to stop.
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29.7.53 Hiccups portend rain.
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29.7.54 Cooing doves predict rain.
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29.7.55 When birds become quiet, it will probably rain.
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29.7.56 If it rains on Monday, it will rain twice before next Monday.
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29.7.57 If step on caterpillar, it will rain.
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29.7.58 When the refrigerator sweats, it will rain.
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29.7.59 When leaves turn upside down, it will rain.
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29.7.60 Never leave leftovers from a meal out, otherwise it will rain.
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29.7.61 If one sees a stink bug, it will rain.
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29.7.62 When flies bite, it will rain soon.
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29.7.63 When flies gather under shelter, it will rain.
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29.7.64 Approximately ninety days after a fog, there will be a rainstorm.
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29.7.65 When cats are restless and rush around, rain will soon follow.
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29.7.66 When dogs or cats eat grass, rain will soon follow.
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29.7.67 When it rains, curly hair gets curlier and straight hair gets straighter.
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29.7.68 If prairie dogs hill up around their holes, rain will soon follow.
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29.7.69 When sheep collect and huddle, tomorrow will be a puddle.
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29.7.70 Loud singing of crickets and/or frogs indicates rain coming.
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29.7.71 If the sun is shining, while it is raining or snowing, it means the devil is kissing his wife.
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29.7.72 A black "cloud" passing by means rain.
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29.7.73 Stepping on a stinkbug brings rain.
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29.7.74 Hot humid day is followed by rain.
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29.7.75 Green cloud when it rains means hail is coming.
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29.7.76 Large drops of rain mean the rain won't last for long.
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29.7.77 Always seems to rain during the April semi-annual LDS Church General Conference.
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29.7.78 Mosquitoes and flies get on you before a rain.
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29.7.79 It never rains but it pours.
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29.7.80 If a pail of water in house during summer gathers water on sides, it is a sign of rain.
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29.7.81 Several cobwebs on grass in early morning is a sign of rain.
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29.7.82 If the Big Dipper is inverted it will rain.
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29.8. SPRING INDICATORS (Folder 10)

29.8.1 March coming and going like lamb or lion.
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29.8.2 “Ne’er cast a clout till May be out.”
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29.8.3 If ground is firm enough on roadsides for children to play marbles, Spring has come.
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29.8.4 If a spider repairs it's web expect a warm spring.
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29.8.5 A robin is the first sign of spring.
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29.8.6 When the number 7 is visible from the Pocatello, Idaho mountains, winter is over and spring has arrived.
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29.8.7 If a gopher comes out on the second of February and doesn't see it's shadow, there will be an early spring.
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29.9. SUMMER INDICATORS (Folder 11)

29.9.1 A sore won't heal if one had it during the dog days of August.
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29.9.2 If Cambridge wins the Oxford-Cambridge boat race, the summer will be fine.
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29.9.3 When snow pattern on mountain reaches a certain point, summer is here.
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29.9.4 If "J" is seen on Mt. Timpanogos , there will be enough water for the summer.
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29.10. FALL INDICATORS (Folder 12)

29.10.1 If spring is cold and wet, autumn will be cold and dry.
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29.11. WINTER INDICATORS (Folder 13)

29.11.1 A lot of snow in February means a fine summer.
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29.11.2 If berry bushes are heavily loaded, the winter will be harder.
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29.11.3 If bears have shaggy hair, winter will be long and hard.
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29.11.4 Two full moons occurring in December is a sign of a hard winter.
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29.11.5 If bear tracks are seen after the first snow fall, winter will be mild.
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29.11.6 Hornets building their nest low in a tree indicates mild winter; high in tree means a harsh winter.
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29.11.7 Thick fur on the bottom of rabbits' feet indicates a bad winter.
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29.11.8 When flying insects gather on the ground it indicates a bad winter.
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29.11.9 A big gathering of butterflies in the fall indicates a bad winter.
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29.11.10 Really dark grass in the summer means a bad winter.
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29.11.11 When leaves fall off trees before they turn it will be a bad winter.
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29.11.12 When pine cones open early and drop seeds there is a bad winter coming.
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29.11.13 The amount and height of sunflowers indicates the amount of snow and the harder the winter.
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29.11.14 If there is a ring around a full moon it will be a cold winter.
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29.11.15 Corn with a thick shuck predicts harsh winter.
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29.11.16 Shape and location of the meld or milt (an organ from a slaughtered pig) predicts severity of winter.
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29.11.17 Heavy layers of fat on a deer taken in October signify a harsh winter.
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29.11.18 Amount of piñon nuts predicts either harsh or mild winter.
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29.11.19 Three woodpeckers heard indicate increasingly severe winter weather.
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29.11.20 Fuzzy caterpillars predict a hard winter.
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29.11.21 Thick (thin) coat on horses predicts harsh (mild) winter.
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29.11.22 Depth of mice holes predicts severity of winter.
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29.11.23 The earlier and the larger the flocks of birds fly south, the harder the winter will be.
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29.11.24 If onions have a thick skin, the winter will be cold and long.
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29.11.25 A large crop of pine nuts or acorns indicates a hard winter.
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29.11.26 When squirrels store a lot of nuts, expect a long, hard winter.
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29.11.27 It is unhealthy to eat the first snow that falls.
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29.11.28 If the mountain goats come down from the hills early, expect an early winter.
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29.11.29 A clear, bright winter night indicates a hard freeze.
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29.11.30 Bigger ant hills in the summer the harder the winter will be.
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29.11.31 Tall elkweed in the mountains in the summer means the winter will be hard.
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29.11.32 If wild geese fly low then it will be a hard winter.
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29.11.33 How to read a dead pig to tell what kind of winter it will be.
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29.11.34 If caterpillars are dark in the fall then winter will be hard, if they are light then winter should be mild.
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29.11.35 If Northern lights are bright and cover large portion of sky then the winter will be cold with little storming.
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29.11.36 If a groundhog sees his shadow on Groundhog Day then we will have 6 more weeks of winter.
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29.11.37 Color of caterpillars predict the amount of cold for the coming winter.
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29.11.38 If trees have many leaves then the winter will be long and cold.
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29.11.39 Put a beetle in a matchbox, let it die; if it dies on it's back then it will be a rough winter, if it dies on it's stomach then it will be an easy winter.
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29.11.40 Winter is predicted by number of skunks in the fields.
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29.0. MISCELLANEOUS (Folder 14)

29.0.1 Assorted weather lore
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30. MAJOR STORMS, FLOODS, PHYSICAL DISASTERS

30.1. LIGHTNING, THUNDER (Folder 15)

30.1.1 Sit on a pillow to avoid being hit by lightning.
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30.1.2 Lightning never strikes the same place twice.
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30.1.3 Wear tennis shoes for protection from lightning in a thunderstorm.
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30.1.4 To determine how far away a storm is, count the seconds between the flash of lightning and the clap of thunder.
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30.1.5 Thunder is caused by God rearranging furniture.
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30.1.6 Magical stone is underground in spot where lightning strikes.
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30.1.7 Lightning strikes; kills woman in bathtub.
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30.1.8 Never bathe during a lightning storm.
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30.1.9 Cross knives in house to cut down lightning.
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30.1.10 Electricity from lightning can come through appliances.
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30.1.11 Sit in your car during a lightning storm. The rubber tires ground the current.
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30.1.12 Thunder and lightning indicate cold winter and late spring.
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30.1.13 Thunder and lightning signify God is angry.
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30.1.14 Must cover mirrors during thunderstorm because they attract lightning.
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30.1.15 Put children in the closet to protect them from the thunderstorm.
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30.1.16 Thunder will sour milk.
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30.1.17 A horse draws lightening.
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30.1.18 Put knife or scissors on window sill, then crawl under feather mattress.
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30.1.19 Never stand under a tree during a lightning storm.
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30.1.20 Thunder is caused by the "tater wagon" going over the bridge.
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30.1.21 When it thunders the potato wagon turns over.
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30.1.22 When it lightnings and thunders at the same time, it struck somewhere.
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30.1.23 When it thunders potatoes are rolling down the hill.
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30.1.24 Lightning will follow draft inside if windows are left open during a storm.
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30.1.25 Stay away from TV during lightning storm for the lightning could come through it and strike you.
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30.1.26 Get in the basement during a thunder/lightning storm.
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30.2. CYCLONES, TORNADOES (Folder 16)

30.2.1 To be protected from a tornado one should sleep with his/her head on a feather pillow.
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30.2.2 Passing tornado causes TV screens to glow.
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30.3. FLOODS (Folder 17)

30.3.1 Whenever you can see the ridges of the horseshoe the flood danger is over.
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30.3.2 If a turkey looked up at the sky while it was raining then it would drown.
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30.4. FIRES (Folder 18)

30.4.1 Mrs. O’Leary’s cow kicked over a lantern and that started the Chicago fire.
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30.4.2 Korean Monk tells townsfolk to light sheaf of rice straw on fire to appease yearly fire (volcano).
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30.4.3 If fire is started by lightning then it can only be extinguished with buttermilk.
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30.5. EARTHQUAKES (Folder 19)

30.5.1 Japanese believe catfish can predict earthquakes.
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30.5.2 “Rolly-pollies” underground cause earthquakes.
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30.5.3 Animals sense when earthquakes are going to happen.
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30.5.4 Nightmare foretelling of catastrophe which ended up being an earthquake.
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30.0. MISCELLANEOUS (Folder 20)

30.0.1 When smoke goes straight up then a tidal wave or hurricane is coming soon.
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Box 18

31. COSMIC PHENOMENA

31.1. MOON (Folder 1)

31.1.1 When clouds cover the moon when you look at it, it means you have done something wrong (Tongan).
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31.1.2 A quarter moon is God’s fingernail.
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31.1.3 Tooth pulling, haircutting and hog butchering depend on waxing and waning moon for success.
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31.1.4 Hole dug in just the right moonlight cannot contain all the dirt taken out.
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31.1.5 Boards laid down for walkway in full moon will warp.
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31.1.6 Cutting child’s hair “in the light of the moon” will preserve curls.
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31.1.7 Lye soap will only set properly in full moon.
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31.2. RAINBOW (Folder 2)

31.2.1 A rainbow in the sky means no famine this year.
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31.2.2 Rainbow means God is at peace, no rainbow God is mad.
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31.2.3 A rainbow reminds God that he promised never again to cleanse the earth by flood.
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31.3. SUN (Folder 3)

31.3.1 Don’t look outside during an eclipse or you will go blind.
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31.3.2 God is winking at the earth when there is an eclipse of the sun, the devil counteracts by winking with the eclipse of the moon.
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31.3.3 A sunspot (sundog) means the sun is courting a star that has come to visit him.
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31.0. MISCELLANEOUS (Folder 4)

31.0.1 If you take something (a rock, a feather, etc.) from the earth, you must replace it with a hair from your head to return the balance to earth.
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31.0.2 Eskimos believe northern lights will come out to dance if you whistle for them.
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31.0.3 If the sky is pink, Mrs. Santa is baking cookies.
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32. PLANTS AND PLANT HUSBANDRY

32.1. PLANTING TIMES (Folder 5)

32.1.1 Potatoes should be planted during the dark of the moon.
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32.1.2 Plant crops that grow above the ground by the light of the waxing moon; crops that grow below the ground by dark of the waning moon.
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32.1.3 Plant potatoes on Good Friday to assure a bumper crop.
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32.1.4 When a specific snow pattern appears on a nearby mountain, it is safe to plant crops.
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32.1.5 Wait until the Wellsvilles are nearly clear of snow before you plant (Cache Valley, UT).
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32.1.6 Plant a garden only when the moon is in the first quarter.
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32.1.7 Plant potatoes on the edge of the garden.
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32.1.8 Plant grain before April 15 to assure bountiful yield.
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32.1.9 Never plant corn before May 5th or after May 15th.
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32.1.10 Wait to plant garden until all snow is off of Samaria Mountain (Malad, Idaho).
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32.1.11 Plant potatoes first full moon near end of April.
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32.1.12 Never plant a crop on the 13th or on a Friday or crop will meet with disaster.
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32.1.13 Plant garden after a full moon.
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32.1.14 Plant potatoes after ring around the moon appears.
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32.1.15 Plant corn after leaves of white oak are the size of squirrel's ears.
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32.1.16 Plant cucumbers the first Sunday in June before the is sun up.
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32.1.17 Plant garden on Queen Victoria Day.
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32.1.18 Planting potatoes when moon is full makes them grow better.
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32.1.19 Plant all root veggies during old of moon, all other veggies during new moon.
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32.1.20 Plant cucumbers the day after the first night in June when fireflies are profuse.
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32.1.21 Plant seeds in the afternoon before the last phase of the moon.
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32.1.22 Plant garden on February 14th.
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32.1.23 Plant root plants in the dark of the moon (when the moon has only a sliver showing).
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32.2. PLANTING PRACTICES (Folder 6)

32.2.1 Always plant two rows of each vegetable in the garden side by side.
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32.2.2 Always plant a fish head with the seeds when planting corn.
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32.2.3 When transplanting a tree, always keep the tree angled in the same direction.
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32.2.4 Plant odd number of seeds to assure success.
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32.2.5 Plant onions between roses to discourage bugs.
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32.2.6 Put seeds in freezer the night before planting so they’ll germinate quickly.
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32.2.7 When taking a cutting, hold area under water to keep air bubbles out of plant vascular system.
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32.2.8 Geranium clippings will not grow unless they are stolen.
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32.2.9 Use sheep to trample seeds into soil.
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32.2.10 Plant four kernels or corn per hill.
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32.2.11 Plant trees in the middle of fields so trees give nourishment to crops. (Israel)
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32.2.12 Plant dead fish in the soil in your garden.
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32.2.13 Make a 3'' wide canal around apple tree and then fill with water to help tree grow three times as big.
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32.2.14 When planting tomatoes dig the dirt up and turn it over three times.
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32.3. CARE FOR PLANTS (Folder 7)

32.3.1 Wet weather in spring influences hay crop.
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32.3.2 If snow is left in sleigh runners on 4th of July in Alpine, UT, there will be plenty of water.
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32.3.3 If there is snow on specific mountain until July 24th there will be plenty of irrigation water.
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32.3.4 Water garden after the moon has set.
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32.3.5 To keep birds away from plants, hang aluminum pie dishes around.
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32.3.6 For bigger ears of corn, water on days when the temperature exceeds 95 degrees.
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32.3.7 Weeding is most effective during new moon phase.
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32.3.8 Breeze always comes up to cool beet-thinners on second row.
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32.3.9 Talking to plants in a soothing tone helps them grow.
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32.3.10 Tobacco tea remedy for sucking insects.
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32.3.11 Onion, garlic and cayenne pepper “tea” effective against insects.
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32.3.12 Sheep or horse or cattle manure tea provides plants with all nutrients.
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32.3.13 Various methods for making cut roses last longer.
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32.3.14 An aspirin in the vase will preserve cut flowers.
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32.3.15 February lawn fertilizer recipe.
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32.3.16 Trees have feelings just as humans do.
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32.4. HARVEST PRACTICES (Folder 8)

32.4.1 To harvest mushrooms, call them by name.
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32.4.2 To have a good corn crop, your corn should be knee high (four inches) by the Fourth of July.
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32.4.3 Before harvesting sugar cane, each member of community cuts a piece and eats it to show thankfulness and ensure a good harvest.
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32.4.4 Never cut your hay if a certain neighbor has cut his.
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32.4.5 Ripe fruit should be picked a the time of the waning moon.
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32.4.6 Never sweep dirt outside after dark because crops will fail when one harvests them.
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32.4.7 Pull the individual florets out of a clover head to get "honey".
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32.4.8 Start cutting the first crop of hay on July 4th.
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32.5. PLANTS AS MEDICINE (Folder 9)

32.5.1 Burdock leaves in hat prevent sunstroke.
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32.5.2 Parsley “tea” to reduce fever in viral infections.
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32.5.3 Parsley “mush” soothes sore gums in teething infants.
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32.5.4 Parsley “tea” relieves rheumatism.
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32.5.5 Parsley combats yellow jaundice.
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32.5.6 Parsley improves vision.
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32.5.7 Parsley corrects menstrual irregularity.
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32.5.8 Parsley “mud” applied to insect bites prevents swelling and itch.
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32.5.9 Dried mint leaves crushed to make tea for headache and relaxation.
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32.5.10. Various herbs or remedies
32.5.10.1 Spearmint or peppermint for nausea or stomach trouble.
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32.5.10.2 Catnip tea for colic in infants.
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32.5.10.3 Yarrow for fever.
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32.5.10.4 Chew on willow bark for headache.
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32.5.11 Yarrow plant boiled to a gooey paste makes excellent salve.
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32.5.12 Yarrow as external poultice or internal tea. Yarrow is a repellant of poisonous plants, wolves, tigers and evil spirits.
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32.5.13 Midwife uses dandelion tea, yarrow and rose hips.
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32.5.14 Boneset’s uses vary according to how leaves are pulled from plant.
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32.5.15. Various herbal remedies
32.5.15.1 Wild sage tea with whiskey as a tonic and hot pack on abscess.
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32.5.15.2 Tame sage tea for upset stomach, or combined with olive oil for worms.
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32.5.15.3 Verbine tea to perspire.
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32.5.15.4 Catnip or peppermint tea for colic or colds.
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32.5.15.5 Wormwood tea concentrate and brandy cures woman of Rocky Mtn. Fever.
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32.5.15.6 Clover Blossom tea builds up the blood.
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32.5.15.7 Rabbit Brush for rheumatic fever.
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32.5.15.8 Flaxseed poultice for pneumonia; tea for colds.
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32.5.15.9 Grated carrot poultice for boils.
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32.5.15.10 Red beet juice for kidney stones.
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32.5.15.11 Salt in water to treat worms.
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32.5.15.12 Ginger for colds and stomach pain.
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32.5.15.13 Rhubarb as a laxative. Good in pies.
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32.5.15.14 Peach tree leaves as a sedative, or for vomiting.
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32.5.15.15 Olive oil brings immediate relief from poison ivy rash.
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32.5.15.16 Onions in a sickroom will disinfect and prevent spreading germs.
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32.5.15.17 Cut onion and salt rubbed on bald head until “he” hollers.
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32.5.16 Samson Snake Root can be used as an emetic.
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32.5.17 Corn silk tea aids kidney problems.
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32.5.18 Arnica tea to keep warm and awake (can also act as alcohol).
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32.0. MISCELLANEOUS (Folder 10)

32.0.1 Never point at crops or they will spoil.
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32.0.2 If a pakalana flower is picked, the volcano Mauna Loa will erupt.
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32.0.3 Aspen trees are "quaking" aspen because Christ's crucifix was made from aspen wood.
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32.0.4 Attend Apple Blossom Day in Canon City, Colorado to assure having fruit the rest of the season.
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32.0.5 Wandering Jew in house extremely bad luck.
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32.0.6 Walking on grass will kill it.
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32.0.7 Impossible to remove bark on trees cut between first frost and April 15.
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32.0.8 If pregnant woman does some planting, plants will be small.
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32.0.9 Must honk horn when passing the “Honking” tree in Kansas.
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32.0.10 Native Americans bend saplings to point direction of trails.
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32.0.11 When you kiss someone under mistletoe, you must remove one white berry for magic.
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32.0.12 Do not thank person for plant, otherwise plant will die.
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32.0.13 You can drive a green pole (sapling) into the dry ground.
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32.0.14 Hawthornes ("bread and cheese") can be eaten when the shoots are very young.
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32.0.15 When dandelions' "milk" leaves a brown stain it is referred to as a "pee the bed".
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32.0.16 Dyes that different plants make.
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32.0.17 Kissing is only allowed when Gorse is in bloom.
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32.0.18 The first weeping willow tree came to be near the grave of a suicide lover.
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32.0.19 Give a new green plant to new neighbors (custom from the old country).
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32.0.20 Witness trees used by surveyors.
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32.0.21 "Leaflets three, let it be. Berries white, take flight." (Used to determine what plants are safe to eat).
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32.0.22 Eat watermelon seeds and your lawn won't grow green in the summer.
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32.0.23 If you eat the yarrow root, it will save you in the last day.
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32.0.24 The sticks in your green tea represent people, the shapes are animals or events.
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32.0.25 If you break a branch of a tree that bleeds, it is an evil sign.
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33. ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY

33.1. GENERAL TREATMENT OF (Folder 11)

33.1.1 Use chaparral to treat sick animals.
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33.1.2 Bathing an animal with tea made of tobacco rids it of lice.
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33.1.3 Animals should be castrated by the sign of the zodiac.
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33.2. FARM, RANCH, BARNYARD ANIMALS (Folder 12)

33.2.1 Creosote is used to treat sick cattle.
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33.2.2 Ways to treat bloated cattle.
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33.2.3 A stick forced in cow's mouth relieves bloating.
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33.2.4 Dehorning and castrating cattle.
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33.2.5 Tobacco rids horses of worms.
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33.2.6 Hog butchering only during dark of the moon.
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33.2.7 Treat sick lambs with dandelion tea.
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33.2.8 If a hen is set to hatch eggs on a holiday or on Sunday, none of the chicks will turn out.
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33.2.9 A cow will give bloody milk if the owner kills a frog.
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33.2.10 If black sheep are missing from a herd, white ones are too. Always count your black sheep.
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33.2.11 Clip a calf's tale and hang it in her stall to ensure health and good milk supply as adult.
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33.2.12 Sheep growers water stock from a spring they think is lucky to ensure a good sale.
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33.2.13 The more a horse rolls over, the better the horse.
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33.2.14 Various information about treating a flesh wound on a horse.
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33.2.15 If a horse's ears are laid back, he is either scared or unsure.
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33.2.16 One can determine if a foal will be a colt or a filly by observing the mare at the due date.
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33.2.17 “Glass-eyed” horse (pink eyes) cannot go blind.
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33.2.18 If a cow calves early, calf will be a bull; if late, a heifer.
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33.2.19 Cure for a cow who has lost her cud or become ill is to put a dishrag in her mouth.
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33.2.20 Colts born during thunderstorm will always be outlaws.
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33.2.21 Cure for wart on cow’s udder: rub a potato on the wart, then bury the potato.
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33.2.22 Animals must be butchered only with a full moon which helps them bleed properly.
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33.2.23 Roman nose in a horse indicates an ill temper.
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33.2.24 Appaloosa horses that have a white eye are outlaws.
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33.2.25 If you stamp your palm when you see a white horse, you will have a bed to sleep in that night.
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33.2.26 Said of a horse: “Four white sox and a strip down his nose” is not a good purchase.
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33.2.27 Horses cannot be possessed by evil spirits, but can detect it in persons.
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33.2.28 The side from which you mount a horse will cause either good or bad luck.
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33.2.29 Indians mount a horse from right; Europeans from the left because of sword scabbard.
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33.2.30 Cattle will not graze on a spot where a dead animal or person is buried.
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33.2.31 If a person frightens the chickens, they will lay bloody eggs.
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33.2.32 Must water horse before watering cow.
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33.2.33 If a cow is stabled near a pig, the cow will not produce milk or the milk will be sour.
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33.2.34 Once a horse produces a mule colt, she will never produce a good colt.
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33.2.35 Pump a cow's udder up for milk fever.
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33.2.36 Use salt water for horse galls.
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33.2.37 After castrating a horse, place testicles behind horse.
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33.2.38 Must wait until moon is right to castrate horses.
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33.2.39 An alum solution will prevent abortion in horses.
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33.2.40 When to kill a pig.
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33.2.41 Black hen, cat, or dog if seen at midnight, is possessed by the devil.
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33.2.42 Cow rid of warts.
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33.2.43 Feed horse hay only in winter or they will get bucked teeth.
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33.2.44 To break horses talk quietly and breath slowly into their nostrils.
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33.2.45 If animal dies on farm and there were visitors it was the visitors fault.
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33.2.46 It's wrong to eat a duck or goose egg.
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33.2.47 "Horses that are slow are made into glue".
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33.2.48 "Four white legs and a white nose, chop him up and feed him to the crows".
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33.2.49 Chicken must lay an egg a day to keep the stewpot far away.
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33.3. DOMESTICATED ANIMALS AND PETS (Folder 13)

33.3.1 Cats can steal breath away and cause death.
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33.3.2 Cats sense when danger is near and will display nervous behavior if enclosed at such a time.
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33.3.3 Dogs can see and hear everything, even things humans do not see or hear.
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33.3.4 Dogs can/cannot eat chicken bones.
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33.3.5 Orange cats are thought of as "money" cats.
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33.3.6 To rid a dog of worms, feed it a penny.
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33.3.7 To rid a dog of worms, force a clove of garlic down its throat.
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33.3.8 At least a dozen cats needed on farm to ensure prosperity.
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33.3.9 A dog that is fed chili will get rabies.
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33.3.10 Position of dog’s tail indicates degree of friendliness.
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33.3.11 Calico cats are always female.
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33.3.12 Dog with white-tipped tail is an egg-sucking dog.
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33.3.13 Must kill any dog that bites you to avoid delayed onset of rabies.
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33.3.14 Cut off dog's tail in order for poison to bleed out.
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33.3.15 If a dog drinks fresh milk, it will have fits.
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33.3.16 Cats drag babies into the world.
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33.3.17 Milk and butter will cure kitten's eye infection.
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33.3.18 Clench your fist while passing a big dog and he won't bite you.
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33.3.19 Dogs always take the characteristics of their masters.
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33.3.20 Can't teach an old dog new tricks.
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33.3.21 How to tell if your dog is a good one.
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33.3.22 Pick up a cat by its tail and its eyes will fall out.
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33.3.23 White dog is a protector.
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33.3.24 It is a sin to sell a dog and have the price of a dog in your house.
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33.3.25 How to tell if a dog is smart or dumb.
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33.3.26 Why cats put their tails up.
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33.4. WILD MAMMALS (Folder 14)

33.4.1 Deer in the Grand Canyon have unusually large horns because of limestone in the water.
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33.4.2 “If you’re herding wild bulls and one gets away, all of their calves will be the same way.”
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33.4.3 Wild game invariably appear just after the hunting season has ended.
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33.4.4 Urinate around campsite to keep out wild animals.
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33.4.5 Put scarf over head when leaving the house at night or bats will land in your hair.
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33.4.6 When sky turns pink/red bats will come out and tie knots in your hair.
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33.4.7 Wolves don't like the smell of gunpowder.
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33.4.8 Bats follow rocks, cans, clods of earth.
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33.4.9 Tomato juice gets the skunk smell out of everything.
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33.5. AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES (Folder 15)

33.5.1 A snake won't die until sundown.
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33.5.2 Bubbles on the surface of a body of water indicate alligators are living in the water.
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33.5.3 A toad can be killed only when it thunders.
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33.5.4 Horny toads spit blood when picked up.
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33.5.5 A horsehair rope around a sleeping bag keeps rattlesnakes out.
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33.5.6 On seeing a snake if one cries out, "Snake, snake," more will follow.
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33.5.7 Contact with frogs causes warts.
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33.5.8 Snapping turtle will only let go if it thunders (no simulations of thunder).
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33.5.9 Snakes are practically indestructible and will come if they hear whistling.
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33.5.10 Geckos are magical and bring good luck to a house.
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33.5.11 Never kill a rattlesnake or a coyote. The coyote might kill a sheep and the rattlesnake might kill a sheepherder.
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33.5.12 A rattlesnakes's rattle won't rattle when it's wet.
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33.5.13 If you kill a snake, your bones will grow crooked.
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33.5.14 Snakes are created from horsehair placed in water.
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33.5.15 Kill a snake by spitting tobacco on it's head.
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33.5.16 Blow snakes will keep rattlesnakes away.
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33.5.17 Snake cut in half and put on either side of house, if the two halves get together before sundown then the snake will live.
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33.5.18 Circle a rope around your campsite to keep the rattlesnakes out.
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33.5.19 Polliwogs hatch out of horse hair and stagnant water.
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33.5.20 Horses tail in water will turn into snake.
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33.5.21 Whistling keeps snakes from bothering you.
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33.5.22 "Coachwhips" (black snakes) whip you to death but they also are not poisonous and eat rhodents.
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33.5.23 King Snake also called Milksnake because they steal milk from cows.
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33.5.24 Never skin or harm a reptile or something bad will happen to you.
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33.5.25 Pouring oil around house will keep rattlesnakes away.
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33.5.26 Horny toads with a yellow belly are poisonous.
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33.5.27 Horny toads on the bottom of your feel make you run faster, the only trick is catching them.
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33.6. FISH (Folder 16)

33.6.1 A shark may attack a beach swimmer, but not the rescuer.
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33.6.2 Fish for lake trout in the dark of the moon.
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33.6.3 Holding your mouth a certain way will enable you to catch more fish.
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33.6.4 Use grasshoppers for bait.
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33.7. BIRDS (Folder 17)

33.7.1 Taking off a shoe and turning it over makes an owl stop screeching.
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33.7.2 The amount of curl in a male Mallard duck's tail indicates how mature the bird is.
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33.7.3 Don’t shoot magpies; they warn farmers of coyotes.
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33.7.4 One magpie means sorrow; two means mirth. Three magpies mean marriage and four means birth.
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33.7.5 Sex of geese can be determined with a nail swinging on the end of a string.
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33.7.6 Appearance of owl predicts death of man of house.
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33.7.7 Raven flying past back door signifies family member’s death; raven flying past front door signifies birth.
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33.7.8 Catch a bird by sprinkling salt on its tail.
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33.7.9 If a lot of black birds land near your house door, it's a sign of danger.
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33.7.10 Meadow Lark's song says different things about beauty.
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33.7.11 Tie a knot in the sheet and turn your shoes upside down if you hear a screeching owl.
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33.7.12 Jay's call out to warn other animals when hunting.
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33.8. INSECTS (Folder 18)

33.8.1 Daddy long-leg spiders are very poisonous but haven't the apparatus to bite humans.
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33.8.2 Millions of black widow spiders live inside the earth.
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33.8.3 Dragonflies can sew one's mouth, eyes, or fingers shut.
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33.8.4 Walking sticks have stingers.
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33.8.5 Playing string games linked to spider infestation.
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33.8.6 Ladybugs have spirit of love and beauty.
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33.8.7 Place your mind on mosquitoes and they will come after you.
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33.8.8 If you put old coffee grounds on dirt, worms will be plentiful in that spot.
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33.8.9 Don't kill crickets or a sad event will happen.
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33.9. RODENTS (Folder 19)

33.9.1 Revenge of the rats!
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33.9.2 Mice in underground mines warn of danger.
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33.0. MISCELLANEOUS (Folder 20)

33.0.1 Fall Round-up for beef cattle which usually takes place the last week in August or first of September.
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33.0.2 Garlic pills in a groundmole hole to get rid of the groundmoles.
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33.0.3 Pottery shards in loose dirt from armadillo or salamanders indicate that underneath in the ground is and Indian grave.
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Box 19

34. WITCHCRAFT, GHOSTS, MAGICAL PRACTICES, EVIL SPIRITS

34.1. SIGNS OF (Folder 1)

34.1.1 Having an evil person in one's home can cause milk to sour.
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34.1.2 Evil spirits live in houses where there is the sound of pebbles or nails dropping on the roof.
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34.1.3 A ring around the sun or moon is a bad omen.
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34.1.4 Young boy tormented by evil spirits after breaking a snake egg.
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34.1.5 Staring at mirror and repeating “Bloody Mary” three times various things will happen.
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34.1.6 Evil spirits, when asked, “What are you doing here?” will reveal where money is hidden.
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34.1.7 Unexplained events at Beaver Mtn. Ski Lodge (Cache county, UT) suggest haunting.
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34.1.8 Sunday afternoon ghost disregarded by couple.
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34.1.9 Ghost empties coat rack and unlocks doors.
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34.1.10 High school performs “The Crucible” and notices strange happenings.
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34.1.11 Grave desecration believed to be linked to witchcraft in Florida.
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34.1.12 Moon, 13 stars, and sun designate “Satan House” in Provo, UT.
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34.1.13 If one is in the mountains when it rains, ghosts will chase you.
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34.1.14 If one sees a falling star, a witch just died.
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34.1.15 If one has stairs in the house, one will be visited by spirits.
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34.1.16 A falling star represents a soul selling itself to the devil.
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34.1.17 When child become suddenly ill, it is a sign of the evil eye.
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34.1.18 Evil spirits have an unpleasant odor.
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34.1.19 The March of the Spirits.
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34.1.20 Highway and high school with a jinx.
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34.1.21 When hair stands up on the back of your neck someone from the spiritual realm is trying to get your attention.
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34.1.22 If a girl dances with a boy four nights in a row she becomes a witch.
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34.1.23 Ghosts in cemeteries at night.
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34.1.24 Ghosts of people come back as lights and smells.
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34.2. AVOIDING OR WARDING OFF EVIL (EXORCIZING) (Folder 2)

34.2.1 A little girl should wear a red dress to ward off the evil eye.
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34.2.2 Strands of one's hair should not be left about to avoid having them fall into the hands of someone practicing witchcraft. (Navajo)
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34.2.3 Child's belief in witch or monsters under bed and his way of avoiding the witch.
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34.2.4 Child's belief to not color over crayon to avoid the "bloody witch."
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34.2.5 Tie and keep a witch's hair and thereby gain control over the witch.
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34.2.6 Throw spilt salt over your shoulder to avoid witches.
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34.2.7 Avoiding and giving the evil eye.
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34.2.8 One should not sit in particular area of a movie theater to avoid something dark and sinister.
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34.2.9 One should not cut down banyan trees to avoid being harassed by evil spirits.
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34.2.10 A mirror on the door keeps evil spirits from entering house.
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34.2.11 A cross held in front of one wards off evil.
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34.2.12 Throwing food over one's left shoulder keeps evil away.
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34.2.13 Verbal charm for warding off haunts.
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34.2.14 Avoid trimming nails on odd days, holidays, and weekends to avoid evil spirits controlling your hands.
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34.2.15 Line chestnuts along your windowsill and witches cannot enter. (Folder 3)
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34.2.16 If you sneeze, cover your mouth to keep your soul from flying out and an evil spirit from jumping in.
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34.2.17 Knock on wood.
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34.2.18 Place a broom by the back door to protect one's home from witches.
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34.2.19 Homemade cinnamon rolls with an X on top keep evil spirits away.
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34.2.20 Burning candle placed on chest drives evil spirits away from the body.
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34.2.21 Locking doors and windows at night prevents evil spirits from entering body.
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34.2.22 Placing glass of water by bedside will avert evil spirits.
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34.2.23 To avert evil spirits, one must take hold of a button when passing a grave-yard.
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34.2.24 Wind charms effectively ward off evil spirits.
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34.2.25 Mothers encourage children to “make water” in a fire to restrict witches.
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34.2.26 Cross your shoes to keep ghosts wandering.
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34.2.27 Woman loses sanity after four children die within a month and evil spirits cast out.
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34.2.28 Thunder God steals children’s navels if left uncovered. (Japanese)
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34.2.29 Covering mirrors during rainstorm keeps evil spirits away (Colombian).
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34.2.30 Garlic worn around neck or hung in home wards off evil spirits.
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34.2.31 Place sharp objects into bottle then fill with wine to ward off negative energy.
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34.2.32 House should be positioned so shadow will never cast on house.
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34.2.33 Stay home on "Spirit's Day" otherwise, the spirits will take your life.
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34.2.34 Round barns are built so the devil cannot corner a person.
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34.2.35 If car or animal stops for no reason, place some food on side of road.
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34.2.36 Must weave an imperfect rug, so evil spirits can escape.
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34.2.37 Cover mouth when yawning so a ghost doesn't cause stomach problems.
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34.2.38 Never look through a keyhole after dark so you don't see a ghost.
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34.2.39 Bikers must use bells to keep the "road demons" or "road spirits" away.
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34.2.40 Planting a Rowan Tree (mountain ash) keeps the witches away.
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34.2.41 All people have demons living inside their bodies, to get rid of these when you sneeze someone needs to say "bless you" (French belief).
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34.2.42 Ritual washings and anointings drive away the evil spirit in a person (Navajo belief).
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34.2.43 Use a nightlight to scare ghosts or any evil spirits away.
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34.2.44 Never whistle in a theatre.
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34.2.45 Don't walk back the same way you came or evil spirits will take you.
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34.2.46 Stepping on cracks in the sidewalk knocks the evil out of you.
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34.3 SUMMONING OR INVITING EVIL SPIRITS (Folder 4)

34.3.1 Playing with Ouija board will summon evil spirits and the devil.
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34.3.2 Lost hunter can be summoned on California beach by calling, “Elmer, Come Home.”
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34.3.3 Summoning Emo’s skull in Salt Lake (UT) cemetery.
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34.3.4 Using the Séance to contact spirits of the deceased.
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34.3.5 Passing things through windows passes evil spirits along.
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34.3.6 One will be hypnotized by the devil or soul captured if s/he looks straight into the camera.
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34.3.7 Call the devil by name and he will appear.
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34.3.8 If you hear a knock at the door and no one comes in, you invited an evil spirit into your home.
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34.3.9 If you play hide and seek, a ghost will take you to hell.
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34.3.10 How to make a gravestone speak to you.
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34.3.11 If you look in the mirror in the dark for an hour you will see the devil.
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34.0. MISCELLANEOUS (Folder 5)

34.0.1 Dolls are used by people practicing witchcraft or voodoo to inflict pain or death on others.
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34.0.2 Witch doctors have the power to curse people and do so in various ways.
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34.0.3 Chant believed to be witch curse identified.
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34.0.4 Brazilian belief about welded metal devils.
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34.0.5 Nothing good happens after midnight.
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34.0.6 Childhood belief that a witch would come out at night and put children in a big pot.
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34.0.7 Brazilian practice of putting food on street corners for witches.
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34.0.8 Bear Lake monster drowns victims.
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34.0.9 Anyone or anything named “Satan” is cursed and full of evil.
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34.0.10 Lake demons drown victims.
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34.0.11 Curse on the Old Rigby Home.
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34.0.12 Seeing family members after they have died.
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34.0.13 Unexplained happenings to dishes in sink.
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34.0.14 Seeing various ghosts.
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34.0.15 Indian babies thrown into river to protect the families from pursuers.
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34.0.16 Walk around a statue three times and it will scream and/or follow you with its eyes.
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34.0.17 How to regain one's soul after an accident with water.
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34.0.18 St. Benedict's Hospital Labratory Ghost happenings.
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34.0.19 An uneasy feeling in the canyon.
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34.0.20 Curse placed on spot where gold is buried, anyone who tries to retrieve it will be attacked.
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34.0.21 A man lost over 100 years ago on Brown Mountain (North Carolina) is still trying to find his way home, his light is still seen.
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34.0.22 Dead man still looks for his lost son and wife in hollow trees.
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34.0.23 Spanish horseman from 1800's or earlier, haunted an abandoned mission.
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34.0.24 In the 1890's an outlaw was hung, a dog guarded the body, then later haunted the place.
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34.0.25 Salt Lake area monster.
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34.0.26 Boulders turn into monsters.
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34.0.27 Monster of Pummice Pit in Idaho Falls.
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34.0.28 House in Richmond, Virginia that has the reputation of families that get cancer from living in it.
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34.0.29 You can hear screaming of child who drowned in Beus' Pond which is behind Weber College.
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34.0.30 Basketball coach which haunts the halls of the high school after his murder.
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34.0.31 Crazy man wondering around with a hook for a hand.
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34.0.32 Skeleton of a ghost found on a farm around 1926.
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35. FORTUNE TELLING, DIVINATION, HUMANS WITH SUPERNATURAL POWERS

35.1 FORTUNE TELLING (Folder 6)

35.1.1 Palm reading.
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35.1.2 Ouija boards.
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35.1.3 Tea leaves tell fortunes.
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35.1.4 "Cocckri san" uses Japanese alphabet and ten yen to tell fortunes.
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35.2 DIVINATION (includes humans with supernatural powers using significant item to divine) (Folder 7)

35.2.1 Water witching
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35.2.2 Mineral witching
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35.2.3 Regarding paper arts
35.2.3.1 Pulling on knot in drinking straw cover signifies future.
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35.2.3.2 Folded paper “cootie catcher.”
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35.2.3.3 Drawn spiral tells future husband, car, town and number of children.
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35.2.3.4 Counting items off tells future.
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35.2.4 Labels peeled off in one piece signify virginity.
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35.2.5 Swinging needle held above wrist or palm will predict number of children to be born.
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35.2.6 Swinging needle held over food will tell if it is good for you.
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35.2.7 “Peep” stone read as a “crystal ball” by Lewiston woman to divine answers to questions.
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35.2.8 “Indian Lie-detector”: a person puts finger in a bowl of water; shaking signifies lying.
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35.2.9 Rub bacon on soles of feet, then feed to dog to divine life or death.
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35.2.10 Saliva in palm indicates direction to look for lost item.
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35.2.11 Reading spots in a tortilla to divine the future.
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35.2.12 Broom straw divines ripeness of watermelon.
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35.2.13 Crossed dinner knives predicts family quarrel.
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35.2.14 Holding dime in mouth can predict friend or foe.
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35.2.15 Gold band swinging on strand of hair predicts number and sex of future children.
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35.2.16 Swinging silver pendant determines whether person will need to take medicine.
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35.2.17 To find lost items repeat rhyme.
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35.2.18 When there are no longer ravens at the Tower of London, there will no longer be a Monacrchy.
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35.2.19 If bird flies into house window someone in the house will get cut on glass.
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35.2.20 Take strand of hair, pull through finger nails of index finger and thumb, if it curls you will be jealous of someone that day.
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35.2.21 Saying on wedding day that fortells of a happily ever after.
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35.2.22 Side on a sidewalk crack you mother will lose her tits.
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35.2.23 When playing poker never smile when dealing.
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35.2.24 When playing poker, the players on the North side will mostly win.
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35.2.25 Enter a bar drunk and you will have a fight that night.
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35.2.26 While driving over railroad track all unmarried women in the car must life their feet off the floor.
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35.2.27 If you feel someones touch and no one is near someone close to you will die soon.
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35.2.28 If a whip-poor will flies in a house and lands on a bed post the person who sleeps there is going to die.
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35.2.29 The person the arrow on your milk carton was pointing at was the one you loved.
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35.2.30 Use forked stick to find water.
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35.3 HUMANS WITH SUPERNATURAL POWERS (Folder 8)

35.3.1 Fire talkers.
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35.3.2 Blood charmers.
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35.3.3 Healers
35.3.3.1 Pow wow doctors heal sick babies with “white” magic.
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35.3.4 Clairvoyance, premonitions of disasters
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35.0 MISCELLANEOUS (Folder 9)

36. GOOD SPIRITS

36.1 GOOD SPIRITS (Folder 10)

36.1.1 Tie a note to a kite and when you fly it, angels will take it.
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36.1.2 Wood spirits carved in oak protects owner.
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37. SUPERNATURAL CREATURES--FAIRIES, ELVES, LEPRECHAUNS, ETC.

37.1. FAIRIES (Folder 11)

37.1.1 Beliefs about the Tooth Fairy
37.1.1.1 Tooth placed under pillow or in glass of water at night is replaced with money.
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37.1.1.2 Pull a tooth and put it under your pillow. Fairy replaces it with money.
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37.1.1.3 Tooth fairy glows in the dark, has wings, takes teeth to recycle them.
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37.1.1.4 Tooth fairy has varying rates.
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37.1.1.5 Child sights tooth fairy.
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37.1.1.6 Tooth fairy leaves reward for teeth overnight.
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37.1.1.7 Tooth witch becomes tooth fairy.
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37.1.1.8 Child loses tooth at Lake Powell.
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37.1.2 Italian-American believes fairies clean dishes after a feast.
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37.1.3 Fairy rings are mushrooms grown in a circle.
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37.1.4 “Changelings” are newborn infants stolen by evil fairies.
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37.1.5 Make fairy food for tooth fairy.
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37.2 TROLLS (Folder 12)

37.2.1 Water trolls grab people who do not look straight ahead when crossing water.
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37.2.2 Must honk horn when crossing cattle guards to scare away bad-luck trolls.
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37.2.3 Raise feet while crossing railroad tracks or the evil little trolls will tie you to the track.
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37.2.4 If you don't lift your feet up while crossing over a cattle guard you have to say a name, if you don't then the trolls will come get you.
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37.3 PELE, GODDESS OF FIRE (Folder 13)

37.3.1 Goddess of Fire, Pele, hitchhikes with passing motorists (Hawaiian).
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37.3.2 Pele and sister's fight caused volcanoes (Hawaiian).
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37.4. LITTLE PEOPLE (LEPRECHAUNS, TOKOLOSH, MENEHUNIES) (Folder 14)

37.4.1 South African belief that if "Little People" (Tokolosh) look you in the eye, you will die.
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37.4.2 Tokolosh steal children and make women pregnant (South Africa).
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37.4.3 Irish pay “Little People” candy or milk so they won’t mess up the house overnight.
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37.4.4 Hawaiian “Menehunies.”
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37.4.5 Bad luck to people who do not acknowledge "Little People" living under bridges.
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37.4.6 Child's belief about little people living in bedroom closets and drawers.
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37.4.7 The “Little People” or leprechauns could always tell if you did right or wrong.
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37.4.8 If Tokolosh look you in the eye, you will die.
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37.4.9 Must build bed 4 feet above the ground so little people don't get you. (South Africa)
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37.4.10 Little people live in lone tree or cluster of bushes in the middle of a field. (Irish)
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37.5 WEREWOLVES (Folder 15)

37.5.1 Silver can be used to protect one from werewolves.
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37.5.2 Physical description: sharp teeth, green and yellow eyes, big claws.
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37.5.3 Werewolves come out during the full moon.
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37.5.4 Wear garlic around neck as protection from werewolves.
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37.5.5 Wolfman tries to steal hair or fingernails. (Navajo)
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37.6 BOGEY MAN (Folder 16)

37.6.1 He is big, black, has red eyes and can fill any space.
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37.6.2 Bogey Man used to intimidate younger brother.
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37.6.3 Bogey Monster lives in dark basement.
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37.6.4 Bogy Man will get you if you don't hind under your covers at night.
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37.7 GNOMES (Folder 17)

37.7.1 Gerti and Gus, the good luck and bad luck gnomes in the attic.
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37.8 SANTA CLAUS (Folder 18)

37.8.1 Big beard, red suit, says “Ho, ho, ho.”
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37.8.2 Comes in the night and leaves presents.
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37.8.3 Child sees Santa Claus.
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37.8.4 Child hears Santa Claus.
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37.8.5 Comparison of the Finnish Santa Claus to the American Santa Claus.
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37.8.6 How letters get to Santa Claus.
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37.9 BIGFOOT (Folder 19)

37.9.1 Big Foot shows himself to those individuals who he feels are ready to see him.
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37.10 VAMPIRES (Folder 20)

37.10.1 Must exhume body in daylight and drive wooden spike through heart to free vampire’s spirit.
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37.10.2 To protect from a vampire visit in the night, you must paint an “H” on the door or lay a broom across the threshold (Guyana).
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37.10.3 Wear or eat garlic as protection from vampires.
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37.0 MISCELLANEOUS (Folder 21)

37.0.1 Grimees play in closets and drawers left open.
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37.0.2 Muskellonge (Muskies) will eat or suck up anyone swimming out too far in Lake Erie.
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37.0.3 Whistle at night so buggies and spooks don't get you.
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37.0.4 Monster of Bear Lake.
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37.0.5 Paul Bunyon and his Blue Ox in the Grand Canyon.
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37.0.6 Be careful around ditches or "the Old Lady will get you".
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37.0.7 The Star of David will protect you.
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37.0.8 "Snake Woman" in Mink Creek, Idaho.
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38. TECHNOLOGY

38.1 BELIEFS ABOUT TECHNOLOGY(Folder 1)

38.1.1 Telephone poles are stuck in air to catch electricity.
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38.1.2 Ways to easily start a car.
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38.1.3 Street lights and power lines are alarm systems.
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38.1.4 Crossing fingers while dialing a phone number will make a sure connection.
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38.1.5 Paper clips are more valuable than paper.
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38.1.6 Always allow phone to ring twice before answering.
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38.1.7 How to clean a car battery or rusty nail.
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38.1.8 Car batteries are very delicate.
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38.1.9 What to do when a clock stops.
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38.1.10 How to improve fuel efficiency.
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38.1.11 A plane is a giant bird, a helicopter is controlled by the pilot.
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38.1.12 If something doesn't work spit on it.
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39. ETHNIC (including emic and edic beliefs)

39.1. AMERICAN INDIAN: NATIVE AMERICAN

39.1.1 CHEROKEE (Folder 2)
39.1.1.1 Cherokee secret salve cures all ailments.
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39.1.2 HOPI (Folder 3)
39.1.2.1 The head (haircut) of a Hopi baby must be attended to in specific ways for child to have normal life.
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39.1.2.2 Hopi Indians today practice baptism for the dead.
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39.1.2.3 If child takes a fall he must be picked up and shaken so that his organs will fall back into place.
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39.1.2.4 Never go around anything in one direction, it will cause you to twist your entire body.
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39.1.3 NAVAJO (Folder 4)
39.1.3.1 Beliefs regarding skin-walkers and witches.
39.1.3.1.1 Skin-walkers will hear you and find you if you whistle at night.
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39.1.3.1.2 Skin-walkers make the landscape “jump” in Blanding, UT.
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39.1.3.1.3 Skin-walkers wear skin of coyote. If they obtain hair or nail clippings, they will find and torment the human.
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39.1.3.1.4 Navajos can be "witched" by going to an evil medicine man.
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39.1.3.1.5 Navajo beliefs about witches.
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39.1.3.2 Hogans are round so that evil will not hide in any corners.
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39.1.3.3 One should run before the sun rises, or he will laugh at you and make you slow the rest of the day.
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39.1.3.4 Rise with the sun and run toward the East to pattern life in this continuous pattern for a fulfilling journey in life.
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39.1.3.5 Cars should be blessed by medicine man before traveling long distances.
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39.1.3.6 Indian weavers always leave an opening in their designs to let any spirits out.
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39.1.3.7 Navajo belief that if food is stabbed while cutting it, it will cause severe internal pain to whoever eats it.
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39.1.3.8 Navajo belief that if you point at rainbow with fingers, they will turn to stone and fall off.
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39.1.3.9 Navajo weavers leave a small opening (Folderaw) in their woven blankets to maintain humility.
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39.1.3.10 Navajo must not look at evil spirits.
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39.1.3.11 When Navajo newborn baby laughs for the first time, it is showered with gifts.
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39.1.3.12 Navajo medicine man cures others and invokes his own death.
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39.1.3.13 Navajo give babies war names to reflect their personality.
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39.1.3.14 Navajo legend of “Spider Woman.”
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39.1.3.15 Boil sagebrush and water together, drink it, and it will cleanse the body.
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39.1.3.16 Navajos can marry any race but black.
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39.1.3.17 White Body, Blue Body, Yellow Body and Black Body create first humans.
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39.1.3.18 Spirit control of a jeep in Navajo cemetery.
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39.1.3.19 Navajos will not live in a hogan where someone dies.
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39.1.3.20 Navajo will not pick up an arrowhead on the deer hunt.
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39.1.3.21 Feel that having themselves photographed takes something away from them and they will never be the same again.
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39.1.3.22 Cannot point their finger at anyone or anything.
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39.1.3.23 Navajo man must never look at his mother-in-law or he will go blind.
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39.1.3.24 Bad to have hair fall into someone elses hands.
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39.1.3.25 Singing is for men.
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39.1.3.26 The return of the "White Butterfly".
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39.1.3.27 The belief in wolfmen (cult).
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39.1.3.28 Various death superstitions the Navajo's have.
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39.1.3.29 Wicked Navajo men turn into ______.
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39.1.3.30 Ceremony with a dance called Yabatry.
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39.1.3.31 Going into the Anazay Ruins will result in really bad leg cramps.
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39.1.4 PLAINS (Folder 5)
39.1.4.1 Plains Indians believe “White Buffalo Calf Woman” is manifested in “Miracle” a white buffalo calf born Aug. 20, 1994.
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39.1.5. SHOSHONE (Folder 6)
39.1.5.1 Shoshone tribe members should not cut their hair unless a close family member dies.
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39.1.5.2 Menstruating women not allowed in house with family.
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39.1.5.3 Dogs can see and hear things that humans cannot. Bad luck to kill a dog.
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39.1.6 SIOUX (Folder 7)
39.1.6.1 Sioux belief that food or wrappings left out overnight will invite evil spirits.
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39.1.7 UTE (Folder 8)
39.1.7.1 Ute Indians believe that a hooting owl predicts 3 deaths.
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39.1.7.2 When Ute dies, all relatives must step over his grave.
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39.1.7.3 Utes will eat handfulls of tallow from fresh slain deer to gain strength.
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39.1.7.4 Varying stories of the Sleeping Ute.
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39.1.8 YAQUI (Folder 9)
39.1.8.1 Yaqui pour last bit of a glass of water down the sink to return a little of what is taken from the Earth.
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39.1.0. MISCELLANEOUS (Folder 10)
39.1.0.1 Otavalenian (Otavalena) Indians believe that water that enters the ear will wash the soul away.
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39.1.0.2 Rainbow in cloud predicts rain within 3 days.
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39.1.0.3 Indian chief curses Fish Lake (UT) to discourage white man fishing.
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39.1.0.4 Spirit of newborn comes through a hole in the ground.
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39.1.0.5 Bird-shaped rock in New Mexico desecrated by climbers who are killed.
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39.1.0.6 “God’s Eye” hanging in doorway wards off evil.
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39.1.0.7 Eskimos expose infant girls to outside weather to test survival.
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39.1.0.8 Indians will never hurt you, but stay out of their way if they are wearing a lot of beads or paint.
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39.1.0.9 Indians dismount a horse on the right side.
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39.1.0.10 Human creation according to the Iroquois tribe.
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39.1.0.11 Belief of seven stones.
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39.1.0.12 String of beads must be imperfect.
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39.1.0.13 Weaving thread must extend to the edge to let out evil spirits.
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39.1.0.14 Rubbing the front of a totem pole makes the person performing the action more virile.
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39.1.0.15 Blackfeet were named because their moccasin became black from walking over burned grass.
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39.1.0.16 How adultry was punished.
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39.1.0.17 Playing of bones.
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39.1.0.18 The Cocopelli (Photograph included).
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39.1.0.19 If coyote howls between dawn and when the sun actually comes up, it will rain the net day.
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39.1.0.20 It it rains while the sun is shining, it will rain the same place the following day.
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39.1.0.21 Sleep with bed North-South.
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39.1.0.22 Indians dwelt on Antler Hill because it had a view over the whole country.
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39.1.0.23 Cree Indians have two names; one name is sacred.
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39.1.0.24 The Eskimos oldest son always kills his father while in good health because in the next world they want a strong leader.
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39.2. POLYNESIAN, HAWAIIAN (Folder 11)

39.2.1 A child should not be named after one of the gods.
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39.2.2 It is impossible to drive to cliff named Pele on island of Oahu with a cooked ham in your car.
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39.2.3 Hawaiian families adopt land or sea animal as protection.
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39.2.4 Avocado tree must be moved to let good spirits enter doorway.
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39.2.5 How to differentiate between Tongans and Samoans.
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39.2.6 To appease Pele throw a bottle of gin into the volcano.
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39.2.7 There is a place on Maui where evil spirits live and it's very bad to enter the cave where they live.
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39.2.8 When a volcano errupts it means the goddess Pele is unhappy with something mankind has done.
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39.2.9 Name your kids what your relatives want or else they (the children) will be cursed.
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39.2.10 Children will grow up to be like their names.
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39.3. GREEK (Folder 12)

39.3.1 If there is ever a war that involves Greece it will be the end of the Greeks.
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39.4. MEXICAN (Folder 13)

39.4.1.1 If an item is complimented, it must be tugged on in order to not give the owner of the item bad luck.
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39.4.1.2 If something is complimented, it must be touched to avoid the curse of envy. The remedy is to place a raw egg in a bowl under person’s bed to draw the “evil eye.”
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39.4.1.3 Aunt advises Mexicans to only marry Mexicans.
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39.4.1.4 Human creation by the Aztec gods.
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39.4.1.5 Naual gets disobedient children.
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39.5. CHINESE (Folder 14)

39.5.1 Beliefs about dead ancestors and their needs for material comforts.
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39.5.2 Celebrate New Year by giving “lucky money” in red envelopes.
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39.5.3 How to check one's vulnerability.
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39.5.4 Human creation story with Pan Gu and King Gao Xin's daughter.
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39.5.5 How the Chinese New Year celebration started.
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39.5.6 When Chinese workers in the mine in Evanston died their bones were shipped back to China in a 5 gallon pot.
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39.6. AUSTRALIAN (Folder 15)

39.6.1 Aboriginal belief about using bones during warfare.
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39.6.2 Beliefs about the shape changer, Dog'ai, women in the Poise Anna tree, head hunters, and the PuriPuri, Aborigine witch doctors.
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39.7. SCOTTISH AND IRISH (Folder 16)

39.7.1 Belief regarding the symbolic meaning of crossed swords.
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39.7.2 Dead man is removed from casket, propped against a tree and given a fishing pole in funeral celebration.
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39.7.3 Red is unlucky as a wedding color.
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39.7.4 At death, a man’s bed is burned and his toes are tied together.
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39.7.5 If a girl marries before her older sister(s), they must wear green sox to the wedding.
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39.8. AFRICAN (Folder 17)

39.8.1 About Libyans.
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39.8.2 Blue beads protect against the Evil Eye (envy). (Egypt)
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39.8.3 A guest must sit down or more company will arrive. (Nigeria)
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39.8.4 Self abuse will cause hair growth on palms of hands and lack of energy. (South Africa)
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39.8.5 Hawk’s direction of flying will signal success or failure of a man’s marriage proposal. (Kalenjin Tribe)
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39.8.6 Man walking over a lady sitting crossed-legged on floor will cause his wife to have all female babies. (Kenyan - Mijikenda Tribe)
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39.8.7 Bathe baby in gorilla bones and baby will grow to become tall and strong. (Ivory Coast)
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39.8.8 The reason black women refuse to take birth control pills.
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39.8.9 To knock a Negro out hit him on the shins
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39.9. SOUTH AMERICAN (Folder 18)

39.9.1 Beliefs about Argentine curanderos (healers).
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39.9.2 Bolivian miners mumble “tio, tio, tio” to ward off the Devil underground.
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39.9.3 Eating hot cake could be fatal. (Brazil)
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39.9.4 Going outside after drinking a hot drink will cause mouth to go crooked on face. (Chile)
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39.9.5 Beliefs about Bolivian God of Abundance (Ekeko).
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39.9.6 Beliefs about chupacabra, he sucks blood from animals. (Brazil and other parts of South America)
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39.9.7 Beliefs about Macumbatos. (Brazil)
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39.9.8 Place gallon of water on water cooler or heater and will conserve water. (Brazil)
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39.9.9 Saci-Perere', a maker of mischief. (Brazil)
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39.9.10 Bad air is outside. (Peru)
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39.10. KOREAN (Folder 19)

39.10.1 The longer a person’s earlobes, the nicer he/she is.
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39.10.2 Dog meat gives strength and reduces perspiration.
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39.10.3 Pointing feet or shoes toward a person or house will curse with death.
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39.10.4 Child at first birthday is surrounded with objects. Whatever he grabs signifies his future.
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39.10.5 A man who stays in the kitchen too long will lose his manhood.
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39.10.6 Korean’s close ties to nature and family.
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39.10.7 Bad luck omens: socks inside out, broken mirror, walking under ladder, crows, walking in park at night, and the number four (symbol of death).
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39.10.8 Anyone older than you nust be treated with great respect.
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39.10.9 Pregnant women are not allowed to eat wild meat.
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39.11. VIETNAMESE (Folder 20)

39.11.1 Viet Cong terrified of Ace of Spades.
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39.11.2 Village makes sacrifices to a tiger who has been terrorizing each time a new chief is appointed.
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39.12. INDIAN (Folder 21)

39.12.1 Locket is placed under mattress just before childbirth to ensure healthy baby.
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39.12.2 Beautiful princess has Sun God's baby.
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39.13. BEDOUIN (Folder 22)

39.13.1 If you take a person’s photograph, you steal their soul.
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39.14. FRENCH (Folder 23)

39.14.1 Never cross others who are shaking hands when you shake hands, or you will kill an angel in heaven.
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39.15. ITALIAN (Folder 24)

39.15.1 A compliment must be followed with “God Bless You.”
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39.16. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Folder 25)

39.16.1 If head gets wet in a rainstorm, you will become sick.
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39.16.2 Getting into the fridge for ice after sweating will cause death.
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39.16.3 The Evil Eye and children.
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39.16.4 The witch doctor would take branches and start hitting the sick person while chanting and singing.
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39.17. POLISH (Folder 26)

39.17.1 Sitting in a breeze to cool off will paralyze your face.
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39.17.2 Eating or drinking something to cool off will give you a sore throat.
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39.18. RUSSIAN (Folder 27)

39.18.1 If you step on someone’s toe, he/she must immediately step on yours to avoid bad luck.
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39.18.2 If you sit at a table in the corner, you will go sterile.
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39.18.3 If you sit on the cold floor, you will go sterile.
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39.18.4 If you shake someone's hand through a doorway, you have no respect for that person.
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39.18.5 Explanation of symbolism of cross.
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39.18.6 Instead of knocking on wood the Ukrainians and Russians spit over their shoulder 3 times.
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39.0. MISCELLANEOUS (Folder 28)

39.0.1 Japanese human creation story with the gods Izanami and Izanagi.
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39.0.2 Dwindies, similar to fairies, plays tricks and jokes on humans. (Philippines)
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39.0.3 Aswongs eat pregnant women's babies. (Philippines)
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39.0.4 Make 1000 origami cranes and save one soul. (Japan) (Photographs included)
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39.0.5 Preparation for spirit to dwell in home. (Thailand)
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39.0.6 Look at ashes of cremated body to know if person was saved by Amida Buddha. (Taiwan)
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39.0.7 The Royal Guards to the emperor are incredible in the martial arts because of their complete abstinence from sex. (Taiwan)
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39.0.8 "Woman of the Night" a degrading title given to woman who whistles. (Thailand)
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39.0.9 Askia, the emperor of the Songhay Empire (1494-1538) had the women veil their faces to keep from exposure to the Evil Eye.
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39.0.10 What happened when God set about to make mankind in oven.
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39.0.11 Norwegians and Swedes get along.
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40. PLACES

40.1. AMERICA (Folder 29)

40.1.1 Grand Valley (CO) cursed by Utes: anyone born there is doomed to remain there.
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40.1.2 Waters of Lake Okoboji (Iowa) churn until drowning victims surface.
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40.1.3 Giant sturgeon swims in White Earth Lake (Minnesota).
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40.1.4 Folk beliefs of people in Bear Lake County (UT).
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40.1.5 Stolen gold still in Craters of the Moon Park (ID).
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40.1.6 One may see remains of trees at bottom of Dierkes Lake on Snake River (ID).
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40.1.7 Ghost sits on chandelier of Lyric Theatre (Logan, UT).
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40.1.8 Carrying raw pork over the Pali (Oahu, HI) will anger Peli, the goddess who lives there.
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40.1.9 Bottle Hollow Lake. One can see eyes of water babies of drowning victims by full moon.
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40.1.10 Zion’s Natl. Park (UT) tunnel. Ghost of last person killed there will lead you through.
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40.1.11 Hawk Point in Sevier Canyon (UT) marks tunnel to center of the world, the origin of Fremont, Hopi, and Piute (Paiute) tribes.
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40.1.12 Removal of rock with a petroglyph of Spider Woman in Sevier Canyon located along U.S. Highway 98 to build freeway results in disaster.
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40.1.13 The “Hillside Gallute” on Monroe Mountain (UT) has two legs shorter than others, and is constantly circling the mountain.
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40.1.14 Gravity Hill in Salt Lake City; where it looks as if you are going down hill yet if you take your foot off the break you will start going backwards.
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40.1.15 The City of Satan is in Newbern, North Carolina near the coast.
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40.1.16 In the hills above Bountiful (UT) supposedly lives an old man with long white hair ("The Hermit").
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40.1.17 Logan Cave goes all the way through to Smithfield (UT).
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40.1.18 Roosevelt is noted for its dry weather.
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40.1.19 A comical story about an indian in Roosevelt.
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40.1.20 How the name of "Crow Heart Butte" came to pass in Star Valley, Wyoming.
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40.1.21 In Arizona there is a law that sheep can only travel 5 mph.
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40.1.22 A law in Monroe, Utah says that there has to be daylight in between bodies (even married couples) during the waltz.
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40.1.23 Poltergeist of an Indian burial ground in Benson, Utah.
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40.1.24 E. Coli outbreak in Star Valley, Wyoming.
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40.2. INTERNATIONAL (Folder 30)

40.2.1 Baltic Sea the site of good luck rocks with perfect holes through them made by a meteor.
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40.2.2 Original wooden cross placed to protect fishermen in Pozzuoli, Italy is now neon blue.
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40.2.3 Two volcanic lakes in Northern Australia linked by underground passage.
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40.2.4 On the day of Jordanovden men jump the river in order to have extra luck and health for the upcoming year. (Bulgaria)
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