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IF YOU WAKE WITH VOMITING AND DIARRHEA,
YOU SHOULD DRINK APPLE CIDER VINEGAR AND WATER
THROUGHOUT THE DAY.
IT USUALLY STRAIGHTENS OUT YOUR STOMACH, AND DIARRHEA.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CURE FOR GASTRIC AILMENTS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 03-10-1971

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A teenage couple went out for a drive and the ran out of gas. The boy said he would go for gas; he told the girl not to leave the car because there has been stories of weird happenings in the area. When he returned with the gas, they got ready to leave, but they heard this DRIP! DRIP! DRIP! Finally, they discovered what it was; blood was dripping on the hood of the car.

Submitter comment:

This was an old boy scout story circulating when the informant was a boy scout.

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

The word "realistic" is penciled in very lightly nest to the Boggs Number.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): DATING ; Drip ; Gas ; Hood ; Scary Stories ; Stranded ; Teenager

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ordinary Tale

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There is a secret method of coming back from Vegas with a small fortune: Go with a large fortune.

Submitter comment:

He heard it from a friend.

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James Callow comment:

Submission card located in pile marked These don't sound traditional - Do Not File Yet.

Keyword(s): fortune ; GAMBLING ; HUMOR ; Large ; MONEY ; PUN ; SIZE ; Small ; Vegas

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

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Phrase

COOKING WITH GAS

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Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): COOKING ; Gas ; MOVING ; Progress

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 10-24-1969

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Custom

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

When you fart if you don't call "Safeties," Everyone calls "Sluggers" and everyone gets to slug you.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added By TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [F530] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BODILY FUNCTIONS ; CHILDHOOD ; CHILDREN ; CUSTOM ; Fart ; GAME ; Gas ; Play ; SAFETY ; Slugger ; tradition

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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