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MEN WHOSE EYEBROWS GROW TOGETHER OVER THE NOSE, CANNOT
BE TRUSTED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Forehead

Date learned: 03-20-1968

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A HIGH FOREHEAD IS BELIEVED TO BE A SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE.

Where learned: HOME

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Forehead

Date learned: 00-00-1958

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SLOVAK CHRISTMAS SUPPER CUSTOM

BEFORE CHRISTMAS DINNER THE OLDEST MALE MEMBER OF THE HOUSEHOLD
TAKES A CLOVE OF GARLIC AND DIPS IT INTO HONEY. HE THEN MAKES
THE SIGN OF THE CROSS ON THE FOREHEAD OF EACH MEMBER OF THE
HOUSEHOLD. THIS SIGNIFIES THE SWEETNESS AND BITTERNESS OF LIFE.

Submitter comment: SLOVAK IMMIGRANTS. THEY NOW LIVE IN ERII, PENNSYLVANIA.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): SYMBOL

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Forehead
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Cross and its various modifications

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BELIEF

IT IS BELIEVED THAT A HIGH FOREHEAD IS AN INDICATION OF
EXCEEDINGLY HIGH INTELLIGENCE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Forehead

Date learned: 10-27-1969

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WHEN I WAS A CHILD, WE WERE TOLD THAT IF WE DROPPED A PIECE OF
BREAD OR OTHER SOLID-TYPE FOOD, WE SHOULD PICK IT UP QUICKLY,
KISS IT, AND PUT IT TO OUR FOREHEADS AND GOD WOULD BLESS IT AND MAKE
IT CLEAN FOR US TO EAT. (THIS WAS ONLY TRUE IN OUR OWN HOUSE.)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Gods
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Forehead
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 00001950S

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A PERSON WHO HAS A HIGH HAIR LINE, A WIDE FOREHEAD,
HAS AN OPEN MIND AND SEES CLEARLY.

Submitter comment: I WAS TOLD THIS BY THE MOTHER OF MY IRANIAN FRIEND WHEN
SHE NOTICED I HAD A WIDE FOREHEAD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Forehead

Date learned: 00-00-1984

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FRENCH CANADIAN

THE FIRST TIME ANYONE SEES A BABY, THEY SHOULD KISS
IT ON THE FOREHEAD TO BRING GOOD LUCK AND GOOD
HEALTH TO THE CHILD FOR THE REST OF ITS LIFE.

Submitter comment: A FRENCH-CANADIAN LADY DID THIS TO MY BROTHER AND THEN
TOLD MY MOTHER WHY SHE HAD DONE THIS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Forehead
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Good luck Crucial moment of life

Date learned: 10-10-1968

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WRITE SOMETHING ON YOUR FOREHEAD SO IT WILL BE REMEMBERED

Data entry tech comment: UNDER NAME D. B. GONYER ARE INITIALS "KZ"

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Forehead
BELIEF -- Word Letter

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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