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THIRST

IF A PERSON IN INDIA GETS THIRSTY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE
NIGHT, HE BELIEVES HE MUST GET UP AND GET A DRINK OF
WATER, OR HIS SOUL WILL WANDER FOREVER IN SEARCH OF
WATER AND NEVER COME BACK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.1

Date learned: 03-05-1971

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PRESERVATION OF FOOD. PRODUCT OR ACTIVITY OF MAN.

A WOMAN SHOULD NEVER CAN (JAR PICKLES, TOMATOES, ETC.)
WHEN SHE HAS HER PERIOD. IF SHE DOES, THE CANNED GOODS
WILL SPOIL.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT'S MOTHER CANNED TOMATORES WHILE SHE HAD
HER PERIOD AND THE WHOLE BATCH SPOILED. THIS HAPPENED
THE SUMMER OF 1971.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): MENSTRUATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.1

Date learned: 11-02-1971

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PEOPLE USING LOTS OF SALT ARE USUALLY VERY JEALOUS.

Submitter comment: THIS IS ALSO A BELIEF WHICH WAS PASSED FROM GENERATION
TO GENERATIONS OF THE GLASS FAMILY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.1

Date learned: 02-15-1971

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IF YOU CUT THE HAIRY END OFF AN ONION FIRST, YOU WON'T
CRY.
PUT A PIECE OF BREAD IN YOUR MOUTH AND YOU WON'T CRY.
THE BREAD ABSORBS THE FUMES FROM ONIONS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.1

Date learned: 11-00-1970

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SUPERSTITION MY MOTHER HAS, THAT BREAD IS THE MOST SACRED
OF ALL FOODS, BECAUSE IT WAS USED TO SYMBOLIZE CHRIST'S
BODY. SHE HATES TO SEE IT WASTED OR PLAYED WITH AT THE
TABLE, MUCH MORE THAN SHE DOES ANY OTHER FOOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.1

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IT IS BELIEVED THAT IF A PERSON EATS BURNT TOAST,
IT WILL PUT HAIR ON HIS CHEST.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal P477.1

Date learned: 10-27-1969

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