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VALUE OF SPICEY FOOD

IF YOU EAT HOT PEPPERS AND SPICEY FOODS YOU WON'T HAVE HEART
TROUBLE OR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE- LIKE THE ITALIANS.

Submitter comment: BELIEF LEARNED IN HOLLISTER, OHIO FROM PARENTS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD ; HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE ; PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 05-11-1965

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Genius

It's been said that if a child never meets his/her father then
that child will be very intelligent.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; Louise

Keyword(s): High IQ

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Secular hero
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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POLISH

ON A BABY'S FIRST BIRTHDAY, PLACE A WINE GLASS, A
PRAYER BOOK, AND SOME COINS. WHATEVER HE REACHES
FOR FIRST WILL INDICATE THE TYPE OF CAREER HE
CHOOSES. THE INW GLASS INDICATES THAT HE WILL
BE A DRUNK; THE PRAYER BOOK, A PRIEST; AND THE
COINS, A BUSINESSMAN.

Submitter comment: WE TRIED THIS AT THE FIRST BIRTHDAY OF MY CURRENTLY
SEVEN YEAR OLD COUSIN. ONLY TROUBLE WAS THAT HE
KNOCKED ALL THREE OBJECTS OFF THE HIGH CHAIR
TRAY AT ONCE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): IN A HIGH CHAIR. ; SEVEN MONTH OLD COUSIN I HOPE, SINCE HE STILL IS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Use of object for determining future of young

Date learned: 00-00-1962

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Language: Rhyme

Ridicule Rhyme:

Tattle Tale, Tattle Tale
Hang your britches on a nail,
Hang them high, hang them low,
Hang them in a picture show.
Hang them 'till your fanny shows.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BRITCHES ; Entertainment ; Fanny ; Hang ; High ; Language ; Low ; Nail ; Picture Show ; rat ; RHYME ; RIDICULE ; Tattle Tale

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse

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IF THE UNBORN CHILD IS CARRIED HIGH, IT WILL BE A GIRL;
IF CARRIED LOW, IT WILL BE A BOY.

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Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BABY ; BELIEF ; Boy ; Carriage ; CARRY ; CHILD ; Fetus ; gender ; Girl ; High ; Low ; PREGNANCY ; STOMACH ; Unborn

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 09-00-1973

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HIGH HEELS WORN BY A PREGNANT WOMAN WILL BRING A
CROSS-EYED CHILD.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Cross-eyes ; High Heels ; PREGNANCY ; SHOES

James Callow Keyword(s): SHOES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 10-13-1973

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